2023 Updated information about how to get your Peru tourist visa, which nationalities require a visa and everything you need to know to visit Peru as a tourist.
Getting a Peru tourist visa has never been easier. Most countries (excluding only a handful of Asian countries) don’t require a visa. Or, at least, the visa is issued upon arrival to the country, be it by air, land, or water. There are no vaccination requirements, just the suggestion of the yellow fever vaccination, particularly when travelers are planning to visit the jungle regions. Even if you don’t get it before entry, it can be found and administered at almost any pharmacy. If you have any doubts or concerns about visas or vaccinations, do not hesitate to speak to one of Peru Hop‘s trained travel specialists who are available 24/7.
To enter Peru you must have six months of passport validity remaining at the time of entry, and at least one page for your entry stamp (and, in turn, space for your exit stamp). You may also be required to show proof of return/onward travel- a plane ticket or your Peru Hop ticket if it passes over the border to Bolivia. You can read more about this in the “Exiting Peru” section, or you can get in contact with our travel experts.
A normal tourist visa will last for anywhere between 30 and 183 days, and depends a lot on the person who issues it. This can be extended with a visit to migrations, with a limit of 183 days in total from when you first entered the country. This 183 days is valid for 1 calendar year and cannot be extended after this time. If you overstay your visa you will be required to pay a fine of $1.50 per day, for every day you overstay. This must be paid in cash on exit. Ensure that you have the correct money as you leave, or you could find yourself having problems. There is a limit of $30,000 USD for entry and exit. Anything higher that $10,000 USD must be declared. If your entry is refused for whatever reason, airlines are obliged to return you to your point of origin.
If you do not have an entry record, you will not be allowed to exit the country until immigration authorities officially confirm the time and place of your entry. This is a long, expensive process and best avoided. Be sure that you have a correct entry record. This is particularly important at remote border crossings, where the proper officials may not be present.
Stolen or lost passports must be reported to the police immediately. You must keep a record of this report and apply for a new passport at your local embassy, and you must have the replacement before leaving the country.
In order to enter Peru you must have evidence to show that you will be leaving it. This evidence can come in the form of an air ticket, or even using one of Peru Hop’s tickets that pass over the border into Bolivia if you plan to continue your travels in South America. You can check out our full range of passes and also get advice 24/7 on your Bolivian visa with one of our travel experts.
Travel with Minors: Regardless of nationality, all children who are traveling with both birth parents are required to have a valid passport and the necessary visa or citizenship of the country where they are traveling. Peruvian immigration procedures are complex for minors traveling without one or both parents/legal guardians.
This is everything that you need to know about traveling to Peru with a tourist visa. It is always a good idea to be aware of where your countries embassy is when you enter a country, and to know the address or telephone number of it. You can find this out on their official website.