ℹ️ General Information about Peru
Peru uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
💵 Budget travel for Peru?
🕑 What time is it in Peru?
🛂 Do I need visa for Peru?
For American travelers a visa is not required for Peru
🌤️ How is the weather in Peru?
Temperatures in Peru (centigrade)
Rainfalls in Peru
📁 What regulations are in Peru?
Import and export information
Tobacco:20 packets of cigarettes;
Tobacco:50 cigars; or
Tobacco:250 grams of tobacco.
Alcohol:Funds of US$10,000 or its foreign equivalent and over must be declared.
Alcohol:A maximum of US$30,000 or its foreign equivalent may be imported into Peru.
Currency:Funds of US$10,000 or its foreign equivalent and over must be declared.
Currency:A maximum of US$30,000 or its foreign equivalent may be imported into Peru.
Other items:Goods for personal use, and gifts not exceeding US$500 in value.
Other items:A comprehensive list of permissible personal goods may be found atSUNAT.
Used clothing and footwear not owned by the traveller.
Drinks labelled 'pisco' that have been manufactured outside Peru.
Used auto parts.
Flora and fauna.
Items of cultural heritage.
Medical and dental equipment.
Weapons and ammunition.
Zika outbreaks have been reported in Peru. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Peru. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Peru.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in Peru. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in Peru. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
Chagas disease (American Trypanosomiasis) is spread by the faeces of insects found in Peru. For further information, please visit the CDCChagas Disease Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Peru. For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.