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.