Summary

Travellers entering Peru without an entry stamp will be required by law to apply for an ‘Expulsion Order’ at the Central Immigration Office in Lima, before being able to leave the country. This process can take weeks and the resulting Expulsion Order will ban you from returning to Peru again in the future. See Entry requirements

A State of Emergency has been declared in Islay (Arequipa region) for 60 days due to an anti-mining protest. A general strike in Arequipa and other regions in southern Peru, including Moquegua, Tacna and Puno, has been announced for 27 and 28 May. Access to airports and bus routes may be blocked causing travel disruption.

If you’re in the area, monitor local media and contact the Ministry of Tourism on +51 1 574 8000 if you need more information.

Demonstrations are common in Peru and can turn violent quickly. See Local travel

Around 56,000 British nationals visit Peru every year. Most visits are trouble free.

Drug trafficking is a serious crime and drug smugglers face long terms of imprisonment. See Local Laws and Customs

There may be a higher risk to your safety in areas where there is organised crime and terrorism linked to the production of drugs. See Local travel

There are serious risks involved in flying over the Nazca Lines. See Nazca Lines

There’s risk of robbery by bogus taxi drivers, especially to and from the airports and at bus terminals. See Crime

Driving standards are poor. Crashes resulting in death and injury occur frequently. See Road travel

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.