Peru travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Peru with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Peru.

Peru travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Peru with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Peru - quick facts
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Peruvian Sol
Electricity A + B + C plug (220V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Peru?

Considering a holiday to the Peru? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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Peru weather

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The Peru weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Lima.

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Peru travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Peru from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Peru.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Peru travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Peru with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Peru, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Peru covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Peru with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Peru travel features

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Peru FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Peru including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Peru due to Covid-19?

Peru is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Peru.

Check out Government of Peru for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Peru?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Peru. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Peru and the UK?

The time difference between Peru and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Peru?

The main language spoken in Peru is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Peru?

The currency in Peru is the Peruvian Sol (PEN).

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Which plugs are used in Peru?

Peru uses electrical plug type A + B + C (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Peru?

They drive on the right side of the road in Peru.

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