Peru

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Peru?

+1,606 New COVID cases in Peru
+44 New COVID deaths in Peru
55.69% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Basic facts about Peru

Peru is a very large country located in South America. The capital of Peru is Lima and the most spoken language is Spanish. The national currency in Peru is Peruvian sol (PEN).

What taxi apps are available in Peru?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Peru.

You can use Uber in 3 cities: Arequipa, Cusco, Lima. Bolt is not available in Peru.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Peruvian sol (PEN)Official currency
1 EUR~4.61 PEN
1 USD~4.08 PEN

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Peru?

The official language of Peru is Spanish. Traveling across Peru if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Peru was ranked 59th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Peru?

There are 3 common plug types used in Peru:

Type A 220 V, 60 Hz  Type B 220 V, 60 Hz  Type C 220 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Peru?

Currently, citizens of 99 countries can enter Peru without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Peru?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Peru.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Is it safe in Peru?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 4, 2021, the risk level for Peru was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Peru

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Peru?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 20 cigarette packages or 50 cigars or 250g of choped tobacco

Tobacco

  • 3L of liquor

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

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