Peru is basically a country of open doors. The entry into Peru for Citizens of most American and Western European countries does not require a tourist visa. The maximum period of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (cannot be extended). For longer periods of time for other purposes (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to apply for the corresponding visa at a Peruvian consulate.

In order to enter Peru it is indispensable to carry a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.



Consulates in the U. S.

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oklahoma, Paterson, Phoenix, Salt La ke, Saint Louis, San Francisco, San Juan Puerto Rico, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington

Embassy in the U. S.

Washington DC



There are no mandatory vaccines for entry into Peru. Should you wish to visit the Amazonian region of the country, the Ministry of Health recommends vaccinations against yellow fever.

Vaccination Recommended for Destinations where recommended
 Chicken pox  Travelers who have never had chicken pox The whole country
 Hepatitis A  All travelers The whole country
 Hepatitis B Travelers who expect to be in contact with local population for extended periods of time Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junin, Madre de Dios
Yellow Fever Travelers in jungle areas below 2,300 meters (7,546 feet) Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junin, Madre de Dios


The vaccination against yellow fever must be administered at least 10 days before the date of travel to be effective.