Elegant sport (no tie required).
Visas and Permits
Passengers coming from countries with restricted access must request a visa from the Peruvian Consulate in their country.
Visa restriction to enter Peru
There are no nationality restrictions to enter Peru. However, citizens from some countries require a visa to enter Peruvian territory. The countries in the region that require a visa are: Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. Visas may be requested at the Peruvian Consulate in your country of residence. When traveling for tourism, foreign citizens from countries that require no visa to enter Peru are allowed to stay in the country for an unextendable period of up to 183 days as from the date of entry stated in the immigration seal in the passport.
It is important to wear light comfortable clothes, particularly suitable for hot weather. By the end of March, during the day, temperature may be as high as 25° (77°C). It is advisable to carry a light jacket to be protected from the wind at night, and also in case of strong temperature variations due to air conditioning (airport, convention center, restaurants and others.) Sport shoes are recommended for guided walks through the historical center.
Access to Peru
By air: While Peru has several international airports, most people arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez in the city of Lima.
a. Airlines – Peru: AeroTransporte, LAN Peru, LC Peru, Peruvian Airlines, Star Peru, Taca Peru.
b. International Airlines: Aereolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, AeroSur, AirCanada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia, KLM, LAN Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sky Airlines, TACA Peru, TAM, United Airlines
Currency and Form of Payment
The official currency in Peru is the “Nuevo Sol” (S/.) issued by the Central Bank. There are bills in s/. 200, s/.100, s/.50, s/.20 and s/.10, and coins in s/.5 s/.2 s/.1 s/0.50 s/.0.20 s/.0.10 and s/.0.05 denominations.
Foreign currency must be exchanged exclusively in bureaus of exchange at airports, hotels and banks. The exchange rate fluctuates daily, and its reference currency is the US dollar.
Safety precautions are similar to those at any place of the world: do not leave your belongings unattended in public places, and avoid deserted places by night.
However, some extra precautions are worth noticing:
Use as much as possible taxis /chauffeur-driven cars of officially approved companies, as there are a lot of informal taxis in Lima. If you prefer not to take a taxi of an officially approved company, avoid showing valuable objects (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.) or mentioning them to the taxi driver. Be extremely careful when using automated teller machines.
Meals: Peru is worldwide renowned for its cuisine, which is one of the most rich and varied in the whole world. However, it is important to remember that many meals may contain strong and even spicy ingredients.