Traveling to Peru: Information

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Whether for business, visiting family, or exploring its historical and gastronomic tourist spots, Peru takes the prize as the most visited country. Here will be some tips about traveling to Peru.

If you’re planning your dream vacation to Peru, here are some useful details you should know before embarking on this adventure. Are you ready?

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Basic Documents: Traveling to Peru

Traveling to Peru: Passport:

Must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Peru.
It's recommended to have at least one blank page for entry and exit stamps.

Traveling to Peru: Visa:

For many countries, no visa is required for tourist stays of up to 90 days. However, check the specific requirements based on your nationality.
If a visa is required, you must apply at the Peruvian embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

Traveling to Peru: Visa exemption:

Many countries do not require a visa for tourist stays of up to 90 days. Check if your country is on the visa exemption list.

Proof of onward travel:

Authorities may ask for proof of onward travel from Peru to ensure you do not plan to stay beyond the allowed time.

Proof of accommodation booking or a tourist package. Or a letter of invitation legalized by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Proof of sufficient funds: Traveling to Peru

You may need to show that you have enough funds to cover your stay in Peru or visiting Machu Picchu.

  • Migratory Card (Andean Immigration Card): You must complete this form upon entry and keep a copy to present when leaving the country.


Yellow Fever: Recommended if visiting the Amazon jungle. It's not mandatory but highly advisable. Other recommended vaccines may include hepatitis A and B, tetanus, and typhoid fever.

  • COVID-19: Policies may change, so check the latest updates on vaccination and testing requirements.
  • European Union citizens do not need a visa for tourism stays of up to 90 days (3 months).
  • After this period, you must leave Peruvian territory for at least 180 days (6 months) before re-entering Peru for a stay of up to 90 days (3 months).
  • Citizens of the Andean Community CAN (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador) can enter Peru with their national identity document for tourism or certain non-visa activities.
  • Citizens of several South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay do not need a visa to enter Peru.

Andean Migration Card (TAM)

Upon entering Peru, you must complete the Andean Migration Card, which you present to immigration authorities upon entry and exit.

Venezuelan citizens need a visa to enter Peru unless they have permanent residency in a Pacific Alliance member country (Chile, Colombia, or Mexico).

Valid Identification Documents

Your national identity document must be in good condition and valid to enter Peru.

Purpose of the Visa

This entry facilitation with a national identity document applies mainly to tourism and unpaid activities. If your visit involves work, study, or other purposes, you may need additional documents or specific procedures.

Length of Stay:

For tourist visas, the maximum stay for most countries is 90 days, except for Brazil and Chile, which have a maximum stay of 180 days.

  • Citizens of Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua require a tourist visa to enter Peru. Citizens of other nationalities only need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Mexican citizens do not need a tourist or business visa to visit Peru, only a passport valid for at least 6 months, with a maximum stay of 183 days.
  • Spanish citizens do not need a tourist or business visa, only a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Travel Document or Laissez-Passer issued validly by a state or under international treaties and agreements to which Peru is a party, for humanitarian reasons.
  • Valid Salvoconducto issued validly by a state, under exceptional circumstances established in international conventions and treaties in which the Peruvian state is a party, as well as the salvoconducto issued by Migrations.

Traveling to Peru: Duty-free luggage

The travelers are required to properly fill out the Sworn Declaration of Luggage, in case they have an article to declare; otherwise, they must pay taxes.

It's time to pack your bags and embark on an unparalleled journey. Peru awaits you—what are you waiting for to visit?

Updated Information

For the most current and specific information, it's recommended to check:

  • The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru
  • The Peruvian embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

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