A valid passport is required to enter and depart Peru. As a rule of thumb, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your intended departure date from Peru. We also advise travelling with a newer machine readable passport.
Tourist Visas For Peru:
Some countries in Africa, Central America and Asia will need to obtain a tourist visa before travelling to Peru. Click here for the Peruvian Immigration Bureau list of countries that require visas to visit Peru. Passport holders from South America, EU member countries, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico don’t need to organize a visa prior to travelling to Peru and will receive a tourist card (Tarjeta Andina de Migracions) from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival in Peru stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 or 180 days). Keep the tourist card with you as it exonerates you from paying 18% tax in hotels in Peru and you will need to show it upon leaving the country. Remember, overstaying your visa can result in fines.
This information is intended as a reference guide only. Consult the Peruvian Embassy in your country for up to date information on visas required for Peru.
Click here to see the Directory of Peruvian Consulates overseas
Immunizations For Peru:
Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it does recommend vaccination against Yellow Fever. It is also advisable to have cover against Typhoid, Tetanus and Hepatitis A. For longer trips and trekking in regional areas consider hepatitis B and rabies shots.
Malaria is not found in Cusco and the Sacred Valley but if you are combining your trip with a visit to the jungle, investigate if there is malaria in the region you will be visiting and get the necessary protection.
This information is intended as a guide only. Consult your doctor or nearest tropical medical bureau for up to date information on vaccinations required for Peru.