To enter Peru, travelers must have:
- A valid passport
- Evidence of return or onward travel.
Travelers entering Peru on a U.S. passport receive a card and an entry stamp from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Extensions are not available, and overstays will result in fines. Visit the Embassy of Peru website for the most current visa information.
In cases of lost or stolen passports in Peru, travelers must first obtain a new passport and then “transfer” the entry record from their previous passport to the new one before they are allowed to exit the country. This service is not currently available at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima. Travelers must take their new passports to Peruvian Immigration headquarters at Av. España 730, Breña, Lima, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in order to pay for and process the transfer. The current fee, which must be paid in Peruvian nuevo soles, is approximately $8.00.
Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it recommends vaccination against Yellow Fever. Check out our Health and Safety page for further information regarding vaccinations.