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. According to Abbreviationfinder, PER stands for Peru in geography.


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 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 consulate/embassy.

Norwegians can contact the Honorary Consulate in Lima at:

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 Friday

UDops in Oslo: + 47 23 95 00 00 The
Embassy in Santiago: + 56 (2) 2484 2000 or telephone: +47 23 95 82 00

Major Landmarks in Peru


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 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 opportunities ahead.

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 – 04:00).

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: (they also speak English).

See also: 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 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 coronavirus.


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 Lima.

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.

Practical information

Current 220 volts/60 Hz. Socket types A, B and C.

The currency unit in Peru is nuevo sun. All known, regular credit cards can be used.

According to allcitycodes, 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 prison sentences.