Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Before visitors arrive in Peru:

  • Travel documents: Make sure you have a valid passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Peru. Some countries may also require a visa for entry, so check the specific requirements for your nationality.
  • Vaccinations and health: Consult a doctor or vaccination centre for recommended vaccinations for travel to Peru. The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory in some areas of the country. Also, consider taking travel insurance to cover any medical care needed during your stay.
  • Climate and season: Peru has a diverse geography and its climate varies from region to region. Find out about the weather conditions in the areas you plan to visit so you can pack appropriate clothing. Remember that in the Peruvian highlands temperatures can be cooler, while the coast and jungle can be hotter and more humid.
  • Money and currency: Check the exchange rate for Peruvian currency (Peruvian nuevo sol) and consider carrying cash in soles for everyday transactions. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at most establishments, but it is advisable to have some cash for smaller places or local markets.

When in Peru:

  • Safety: Peru is a safe country to visit, but like anywhere else, it’s important to take precautions. Keep your valuables safe, avoid showing large sums of money in public and be careful with your belongings in crowded places. It is also advisable to find out about safe areas and follow the recommendations of local authorities.
  • Transport: Use authorised and reliable transport services. If you need to take a taxi, choose licensed ones or use transport apps such as Uber or Beat. If you travel by bus, select reputable companies and avoid sharing personal information with strangers during your travels.
  • Health: Drink bottled water and avoid eating food of dubious origin. Always wash your hands before eating and make sure food is well cooked. If you have any medical concerns during your trip, seek care at reputable hospitals or clinics.
  • Outdoor activities: If you plan to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking or visiting archaeological sites, wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and use insect repellent to avoid bites.
  • Culture and respect: Learn about local customs and traditions before your trip to show respect for Peruvian culture. Respect archaeological and natural sites, follow directions and avoid damaging or taking souvenirs from these protected places.

Remember that each trip is unique, so be sure to plan according to your needs and preferences. It is always useful to have up-to-date information and follow the recommendations of local authorities and tourist guides. Enjoy your experience in Peru!

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