A State of Emergency has been declared in Islay, in the 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 the airports and bus roads may be blocked causing disruption to travellers.
If in the area, please monitor the news and contact the Ministry of Tourism (0051 1 5748000) if you need further updated advice on the strike.
Severe landslides in the area of Chosica, Lima have caused disruptions to the Carretera Central (Central Highway). The Central government has declared a 60-day emergency to restore the areas affected by the landslide. Please follow the instructions of the National Emergency Office INDECI If you need consular assistance, please call +511 617 3000
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.