Peru international travel guide in 2024

Peru international travel guide in 2024

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Peru travel details 🇵🇪
Peru has a population of 31M with main currency as Peruvian Sol. The languages spoken are Spanish. Peru travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are common in Peru. 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.

Peru travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution in Peru due to the threat of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas. Peru is currently experiencing a major dengue outbreak. Consult your doctor before travel for advice on prevention and get medical advice if you become ill (see 'Health'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall due to the threat of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : Jun 3, 2024

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Peru essential details

Plugs

Peru uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money in Peru

Currencies

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.

ATM

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.

Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Peru since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Internet in Peru

Internet

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.

Phones

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.

Calling

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.

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Peru map

Peru visa advice

If you're considering exploring Peru beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Peru transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Peru, understanding Peru Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.