Peru is part of South America with main city at Lima. It's usually 🌤️ 20.36 °C in Peru with a rainfall of 🌧 131.55 mm. Tipping is expected in Peru since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Peru is on average 4.5 Mbps. In Peru you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Sol. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Peru. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~20.36 °C 🌧 ~131.55 mm 👨👩👦👦 31M people
Peru Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Peru. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. Due to weather conditions, a State of Emergency remains in place in northern coastal and some central parts of Peru. Travel services, including inter-provincial road travel, may be disrupted. Tourist attractions may be temporarily closed. Civil unrest continues to affect some regions in central and southern Peru. We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to the province of Puno as a State of Emergency remains in place. Take precautions to ensure your safety. Avoid areas affected by civil unrest. If protests develop where you are, leave if it's safe to. Follow the advice of local authorities. Contact your airline or travel provider for updates. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall due to the high risk of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Peru Essential travel details
Peru uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
Money in Peru
💱 Currencies Used
Peru uses the Peruvian sol (symbol: S/), code PEN.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 soles. Sol is subdivided into 100 céntimos. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 soles and 50, 20 and 10 céntimos.
Automatic teller machines are common in Peru. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Peru since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.
Calling in Peru
Internet speed in Peru is on average 4.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Peru is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 52.03 PEN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Entel or Movistar. Peru uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Peru upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Peru, dial +, then 51 (the country code for Peru), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Peru, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .
Driving in Peru
🛣️ Road rules
In Peru you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.
Peru country map
Peru travel details
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