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FORMALITIES OF ENTERING THE COUNTRY:

Tourist visas are issued when entering the Peru or at border posts. It is awarded or a maximum stay of 90 days in the country is allowed. There are two forms (original and copy) of which you must submit the original to enter the country.

It is very important that you keep the copy for the authorities, who will deliver it when you leave the country. When you have left the Peru and reenters (return) is its obligation to request a new tourist visa. However, the migration service of Peru can extend the tourist visa while valid passport for up to 183 days.

The visa is not required for admission of citizens of all countries. We recommend checking if you need it.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING TOURIST VISA:

  • Valid passport.
  • Reservation or ticket issued back and forth.
  • Payment of the consular fee in the Peruvian consulate in your country of residence.
  • Fill out the visa application.
  • Two recent pictures, passport size, in color with white background.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Hotel reservation or tour package evidencing their quality of tourist.
  • Accredit economic solvency commensurate with the time requested to stay in the country or existing international credit card and / or bank statements.
  • Once you have entered your application, a personal interview will be conducted.

Health recommendations:

It is recommended that any medication is entered in the original packaging. It is recommended to carry prescriptions and a letter from your doctor describing your diagnosis or medical conditions, including generic names of drugs. In case of carrying syringes and / or needles, be sure to carry a letter from your physician documenting your medical needs.

Here is a list of drugs and other supplies that might be useful for your trip is proposed:

  • Antibiotics.
  • Antidiarrheal.
  • Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) or aspirin.
  • Anti-inflammatories.
  • Antihistamines.
  • Antibacterial ointments.
  • Steroid cream or cortisone (for poisonous wounds or allergic rashes).
  • Bandages and gauze.
  • Thermometer.
  • Insect repellant containing DEET (skin) and Permethrin.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Altitude sickness pills.

VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

In Peru vaccination certificate is required for yellow fever only when it comes from affected countries in Africa and the Americas.

Below are listed the recommended vaccinations to visit the country:

  • Varicella: For travelers who have never had chickenpox, it is recommended to visit the entire country.
  • Hepatitis A: Recommended for all travelers to visit around the country.
  • Hepatitis B is recommended for travelers who will have prolonged contact with the local population especially while visiting areas of Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junín, Madre de Dios.
  • Yellow Fever: Recommended for travelers in jungle areas below 2300m. Vaccinated at least 10 days before the visit, especially to visit the areas of Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junín, Madre de Dios.

RECOMMENDATIONS ON CURRENCIES:

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S /.) Which is divided into centimes. There are coins of 0.10, 0.20, 0.50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 soles and bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. Most tourist-oriented shops accept US dollars, however, new soles themselves are required to make payments of basic services such as public transport.

As for credit cards, the most used are: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, all are accepted in Peru. We recommend that before leaving your country prevent your bank about your trip and requires you to increase the withdrawal amount permitted so that your account is not suspended. Please have the required phone number in case of theft or loss of your credit card.

It is recommended that foreign exchange in formal establishments like banks or exchange houses, made the same change in both dollars and euros. It should be emphasized that only ticket changes that are in perfect condition are performed.

THE WEATHER:

On the coast, the hottest months are from December to February (26 -30 ° C). The coldest months are June to August (10 -19 ° C). The garúa, a very wet and persistent breeze runs along the coastal region (especially in Lima), from May to mid-September. The sun looks very rarely (except in the Ecuadorian border where good weather all year).

In the highlands, from December to March it is the rainy season. During the day the temperature varies approximately entre19 a25 ° C. The nights are cooler. Avoid visiting the Andes in this season as they could be problems of communication. June to October is the dry season in the mountains. The days are mainly warm and sunny and cold nights. Also in the Puno region between June and August it is the icy seasons and climate drops considerably, so we recommend bringing a warm coat.

In the Amazon, from December to March it is the rainy season, but keep in mind that in the jungle rains in large quantities. The weather changes quickly. Plastic ponchos and boots are essential. June to August is the dry season and is very hot, so played in 30 ° C. It is recommended light clothing with long sleeves by mosquitoes.

Your air ticket:

The travel program you choose is completely separate from your international plane ticket, we recommend a ticket that allows maximum flexibility so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.

FOOD AND DRINK:

We advise foresee a budget about $ 9 to 10 for food and $ 2 to 3 per drink.

VOLTAGE:

The country voltage is 220V. We recommend bringing a flat plug adapter.

TOURIST INFORMATION ADDRESSES NATIONAL IPERU:

  • Arequipa Plaza de Armas, Portal of the municipality No. 110. Phone (054) 223-265. E-mail: iperuarequipa@promperu.gob.pe.
  • Cusco : Museum Garcilaso de la Vega House S / N. Phone (084) 252-974. E-mail: iperucusco@promperu.gob.pe.
  • Lima : Jorge Basadre No. 610, San Isidro. Phone (01) 421-1627, 421-1227. E-mail: iperulima@promperu.gob.pe.
  • Puno : Corner with Jr. Lima Jr. Deustua. Phone (051) 365-088. E-mail: iperupuno@promperu.gob.pe.

EMBASSY IN PERU ADDRESS:

  • Germany : Av Arequipa N ° 4210, Miraflores.. Phone (01) 212-5016.
  • Canada : Calle Bolognesi No. 228, Miraflores. Phone (01) 319-3200.
  • Spain : Av Jorge Basadre No. 498, San Isidro.. Phone (01) 212-5155.
  • United States : Av La Encalada block 17, Santiago de Surco.. Phone (01) 618-2000.
  • France : Av Arequipa N ° 3415, San Isidro.. Phone (01) 215-8400.
  • Italy : Giussepe Garibaldi Avenue No. 298 (ex – Gregorio Escobedo), Jesus Maria.. Phone (01) 463-2727.
  • Poland : Av Salaverry N ° 1978, Jesus Maria.. Phone (01) 471-3920.
  • Russia : Av Salaverry No. 3424, San Isidro.. Phone (01) 264-0036.

Consider your trip or responsible visit and cautiously, not to suffer damages that could ruin your pleasant stay in our country.