Current travel advisories for Peru

Last Update: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23

We advice caution when travelling to Peru.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.2 / 5

Peru is a country in South America (South America) with around 30 million citizens and a land mass of 1,285,220 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.7 / 5

Peru shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Bolivia (3.8), Colombia (2.5), Ecuador (2.5), Brazil with (2.3) and Chile with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/peru-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Peru due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime. The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin, due to crime and terrorism. Crime, including petty theft, carjackings, muggings, assaults, and violent crime, is a concern in Peru, and can occur during daylight hours, despite the presence of many witnesses. The risk of crime increases after hours and outside the capital city of Lima where more organized criminal groups have been known to use roadblocks to rob victims. U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Peru for security reasons. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/peru

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia and Ecuador due to the presence of drug traffickers, the occasional presence of armed guerrilla forces, and landmines. Avoid crossing the border with Colombia by land.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PE

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt tryggt resmål. Undvik demonstrationer och resor till provinserna Huancavelican, Ayacucho och Junin.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PE

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/peru/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 30 million
Covering landmass
1,285,220 km²
Electricity
220V - 60Hz
Currency
Sol (PEN)
ISO 2-Letter Code
PE
Phone prefix
+51
Top Level Domain
.pe
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1900

Airports in Peru (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.