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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Peru Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Peru is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.2 / 5

Travelling Peru is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

Peru shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Peru), the Advisory Index is 2.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Ecuador (3.2), Colombia (2.5), Brazil (2.3), Bolivia with 2.2 and Chile with 1.6 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Peru

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Peru.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Peru from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Peru, due to crime and Pan American / Parapan American Games. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime. The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/peru-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia and Ecuador due to the presence of drug traffickers, the occasional presence of armed guerrilla forces, and landmines. Avoid crossing the border with Colombia by land.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/peru

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt tryggt resmål. Undvik demonstrationer och resor till provinserna Huancavelican, Ayacucho och Junin.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PE

Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Peru.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Ayaquchu

Info: Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Peru

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Peru. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Peru changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Peru with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Peru with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Peru with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Peru with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Peru with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from July 19th 2019

The total rating for Peru changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Peru to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Peru

Peru with its capital Lima is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than Alaska (1,285,220 km²). The country is located Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador. The climate can be described as varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes. The landscape is western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva). With a population of about 29.04 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Lima
Population about 29.04 million
Size 1.285.220 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Alaska
Common languages Aymara, Spanish, Quechua
Currency Sol (short: PEN)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +51
Internet Top Level Domain .pe
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PER
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 604

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Peru is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution in Lima
  • deforestation (some the result of illegal logging)
  • desertification
  • overgrazing of the slopes of the costa and sierra leading to soil erosion
  • pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity
  • volcanic activity in the Andes Mountains; Ubinas (5,672 m), which last erupted in 2009, is the country's most active volcano; other historically active volcanoes include El Misti, Huaynaputina, Sabancaya, and Yucamane

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Peru. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beer
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. clothing
  5. electrical machinery
  6. fish processing
  7. fishing
  8. food processing
  9. furniture
  10. glass

Agriculture products

  1. apples
  2. artichokes
  3. asparagus
  4. avocados
  5. bananas
  6. barley
  7. beef
  8. blueberries
  9. coca
  10. cocoa

Peruvian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Peru.

Export products

  1. alloys
  2. apparel
  3. asparagus
  4. chemicals
  5. coffee
  6. copper
  7. crude petroleum
  8. fabricated metal products
  9. fish
  10. fishmeal

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. front-end loaders
  5. iron
  6. machinery
  7. medicines
  8. paper
  9. petroleum
  10. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Peru?

Peru is currently rated at 2,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Peru is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Peru in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Peru.

How many travel advisories do you know for Peru?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Peru.

What is the size of Peru?

Peru has a size of 1,285,220 km² or 496,226 mi² which is slightly smaller than Alaska.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.