Peru Travel Information
The state of emergency introduced in Peru on March 15
was extended by just over two more weeks on April 23 and
will now last until Sunday May 10. This involves an
extension of the measures taken to prevent and control
the outbreak of the coronavirus. From April 22, only in
exceptional cases are permits granted for
state-organized repatriation flights from Lima, and the
embassy is not aware that new flights are being planned.
The curfew throughout the country between 7 p.m. 18.00
and 04.00 and on Sundays also extended. For more
information about coronavirus, see the section Health.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Peru is considered
low. Local authorities report some guerrilla activity in
the countryside and outside the big cities. Crime is
relatively high in Peru and caution should be exercised,
especially outside established areas of major cities.
One should not travel alone in the evening and at night.
Pocket thefts and purse shopping are widespread, take
precautions such as leaving passports, credit cards,
valuable jewelry and the money you do not need in the
hotel's lockers, and only carry a copy of the passport
and entry card for identification.
There are reports of kidnapping for ransom in Peru,
but tourists are rarely the target group. Most
kidnappings take place in the capital Lima. Express
kidnappings, where the victim is run from ATM to ATM for
a short period of time to withdraw money, occur.
There are well-maintained roads from north to south
in the country (Pan-American Highway), as well as
between Lima and several of the major cities. The
traffic in Peru is confusing and especially in the
cities one has to exercise caution and flexibility in
traffic. Not all roads are of a good standard and it
should be investigated in advance whether it is
advisable to travel on the road - especially at night
time. Note on maps etc. is not always updated in
relation to the current situation. There are frequent
incidents of traffic accidents in Peru.
- Countryaah: Lima is the capital
of Peru. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Social protests occur on a regular basis in the
country. Although the demonstrations are usually
peaceful, there have been some very serious clashes and
large crowds of people should be avoided and be careful.
Travelers are therefore advised to stay updated on the
situation if considering a possible trip to these areas.
Women traveling alone must exercise caution and take
precautions. Harassment and episodes of violence based
on sexual orientation occur.
Earthquakes occur periodically in Peru. Often you
will notice minor shaking, but there may be severe
tremors, which can also lead to a tsunami. During the
rainy season, floods and landslides can block the roads.
Familiarize yourself with the Peruvian authorities'
precautions and relevant sources of information, for
example: Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil
Norwegian citizens staying for short or long periods
in Peru are encouraged to register at
reiseregistrering.no. Norwegian citizens are encouraged
to have valid travel insurance.
Local emergency numbers: Police 105, Fire Department
116, Ambulance 117
If you are in Lima, the easiest way is to seek out
the Honorary Consulate in case of emergency. If you do
not arrive at the consulate, try the UD's 24-hour
operating center, or possibly the nearest Norwegian
Norwegians can contact the Honorary Consulate in Lima
Real Consulado General de Noruega
Calle Boulevard 162, Of. 701, Surco 15023, Lima 33
Tel: +51 1 355 2211,
Opening hours for the public are 09: 00-13: 00 Monday to
UDops in Oslo: + 47 23 95 00 00 The
Embassy in Santiago: + 56 (2) 2484 2000 or telephone:
+47 23 95 82 00
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
There is currently no visa requirement for Norwegian
citizens upon entering Peru. Access to stays as a
tourist is granted up to 90 days from the entry date
stamped in the passport. Upon entry, an entry form is
assigned. This should be taken care of as it must be
displayed upon departure.
For import regulations to Peru, refer to the website
of the Peruvian customs.
Entry requires a valid passport with a minimum of six
months validity beyond the duration of the journey.
Coronavirus (covid-19): The Ministry
of Foreign Affairs has since March 14 urged all
Norwegian citizens traveling abroad to consider
returning home as soon as possible, in a safe and quiet
manner, in consultation with their travel or airline. In
Peru, all civilian airports are closed and there are no
commercial flights. Over the past month, 50 repatriation
flights from Lima to various destinations in Europe have
been facilitated. Over 120 Norwegian citizens have been
accommodated. From April 22, only in exceptional cases
are permits granted for state-organized repatriation
flights from Lima, and the embassy is not aware that new
flights are being planned.
The April 22 guidelines from the Peruvian authorities
mean that those who are still in Peru must consider
staying in the country until commercial flights start up
again. It is requested to make the necessary preparation
for an extended stay. It can be talked about both weeks
and months before commercial airlines will restart
flights from Lima. During this time, the embassy will
have very limited opportunities to assist Norwegian
citizens with leaving Peru.
The embassy sends out information through
reiseregistering.no about whether repatriation
opportunities should appear before commercial flights
start again. Those tourists who, due to the closed
border, will stay longer in Peru than the tourist visa
allows, will not have to pay fines. If you have any
questions about visas and stays, contact local migration
authorities. Initiative for internal transport in Peru,
initially intended Peruvians, has been initiated. Look
at the local government websites for information on
this. Remember: Have a close dialogue with your
insurance and travel company about the situation and the
The state of emergency introduced in Peru on March 15
was extended by just over two more weeks on Thursday,
April 23, and will now last until Sunday, May 10. This
involves an extension of the measures taken to prevent
and control the outbreak of the coronavirus. Peru's
borders are still closed and all passenger transport by
air, boat or land remains suspended. The curfew
throughout the country between 7 p.m. 18:00 and 04:00
and on Sundays also extended (in the regions of Tumbes,
Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Loreto from 16:00 -
The state of exception also involves very limited
freedom of movement, where only absolutely necessary
one-man trips for example. grocery stores or pharmacies
will be accepted. All trips to the public are obliged to
use a mouthpiece or mask.
The minimum contact between people is requested and
that one stays at home/ in the hotel. Essential services
will continue to function. The military is committed to
assisting in maintaining order and ensuring that
restrictions on moving out are respected. It is not
allowed to travel inland without special permission.
The embassy recommends that Norwegian travelers stay
up to date on how the coronavirus develops. Travelers
are encouraged to follow the advice of local authorities
on how to deal with the situation. Peru Tourist
Information IPeru can be contacted for the latest update
and general questions:
Phone +51 574 8000 or communicate via WhatsApp on +51
944 492 314, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (they
also speak English).
See also: www.peru.travel. Updated information from
the Peruvian health authorities can be found on the
Ministerio de Salud website.
Should the situation change, we will send out a
message as soon as possible via sms and e-mail via
reiseregistrering.no. All travelers are encouraged to
register with a mobile number and email address at
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
The health service is generally good in Lima and
satisfactory in other large cities, but not to the same
extent in the rest of the country. If you are seriously
ill, it is recommended to go to hospitals in the capital
The air pollution in Lima is high. The sanitary
conditions in hotels and restaurants are generally
satisfactory. Bottled water is recommended. Visitors may
experience some stomach upset due to the unfamiliar
bacterial flora. If you are going up to the height of
the mountains, you should prepare for this.
Hepatitis A and B vaccine is recommended. Malaria
prophylaxis as well as yellow fever vaccine is
recommended for tourists visiting jungle regions.
See vaccine recommendations from the Norwegian
Institute of Public Health.
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The currency unit in Peru is nuevo sun. All known,
regular credit cards can be used.
The country code for calling Peru is +51. Time
difference to Norway is minus six hours, seven hours at
summer time in Norway.
National holidays are: January 1, Thursday Thursday,
Good Friday, May 1, June 29, July 28 and 29, October 8,
November 1, December 8 and 25.
Identity certificates are often required, both on
buses, trains and hotels. It is recommended that you
always bring a copy of the passport.
Spanish is spoken everywhere. In the main, it is
difficult to communicate in English, in the province it
can be virtually impossible. The dress code in a
business context is more formal than in Norway.
The concept of time is flexible and it is therefore
not uncommon for delays to occur.
Possession and use of drugs is punishable and even
possession of small quantities of drugs can lead to long