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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Peru?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Peru?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Peru?
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A country of soaring mountains, lush rainforests and dry arid deserts, Peru is a wonderful place to explore and discover new experiences.

Whether you're drawn to the remnants of ancient South American civilizations, the colorful culture and traditions or the unique foods, you are sure to find something new and exciting on your trip to Peru.

Travel Requirements for Peru

Although travel insurance isn't mandatory for visiting Peru, purchasing Peru travel insurance is a smart idea. The most common reason why travelers want to purchase Peru travel health insurance is to replace their health insurance while abroad in case the unexpected happens.

COVID-19 in Peru

For the most up-to-date information on Peru's travel entry requirements, please visit their Department of Foreign Affairs. If you're traveling to Peru, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & safety

Peru has a high crime rate. While you're in Peru, it's important to take precautions against pickpockets, muggers and scammers. Protect yourself by keeping your wallet and passport safe and avoid carrying too much cash on your person.

To reduce this risk, consider keeping your passport in the hotel safe or on your person in a passport holder. Also be sure to make copies of your passport, insurance information and credit cards and keep them in the bottom of your luggage or in the hotel safe. This way, if these important items are stolen, you have a backup and an easy way to verify your identity.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for Peru.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever
  • Meningitis

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

If you are a visitor from North America, Oceania and Europe, you likely will not need a visa to visit Peru for 183 days or less. You can check and see if you need a visa by checking this comprehensive list from the Peruvian government. If you do need a visa, you can learn more about the process to get one.

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