Customs and necessities of Peru
- Attire for personal use
- Hygienic items and cosmetics for
- An electrical shaver
- A camera or video camera and
maximum 5 films or videocassettes
- No more than 10 CD's, disks or DAT's
- A pocket calculator
- Medicines for personal use
- Books, magazines and common documents
- 20 packs of cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams
- No more than US$ 300 of varied articles,
limited in quantity en for personal use or as a present for others. One article
may not cost more than US$ 100
- A portable typewriter or computer
- A musical instrument carried by your
hand or in a carrier bag
- A radio, a radio cassette, a tape recorder, a gramophone
or a CD-player, portable or a portable device with
one or more than the mentioned apparatus
- A suitcase, backpack or
other luggage for collective use for carrying the allowed items
- In case of a disabled person or an ill traveler,
the equipment they indispensably need for their mobility
- Ps: also accepted is an article that's
portable, not too heavy and made to be transported easily by hand
if you import items to Peru (or export if you are a Peruvian resident) that
are not part of the above-mentioned list, ask for the "Carilla de Valoración
Equipaje y Menaje de Viajeros del Exterior". The Peruvian customs has also
a site on the Internet (in Spanish) where you can send your questions.
persons entering Peru as a tourist will receive a tourist visa. No lucrative
activities are allowed. Even voluntary work is illegal without permission
from the proper authorities.
- A passport valid until at least 6 months after return
date. In general, Europeans and persons from the USA, Australia, New
Zealand do not need a visa. In the airport or the airplane before landing everybody
has to fill in a "tarjeta de embarque/desembarque". Make sure
you don't loose this paper during your holiday! Some
nationalities need a visa. It's better to check out in the Peruvian
embassy or consulate in your country or foreign affairs.
- If you want to hire a car in Peru, an international
license will be asked. Get this document before coming over to Peru.
- You need a return ticket or a passage ticket to another
neighbor country. If you don't have this, it's possible that customs refuse
access to Peru. It's very rare customs ask for your return ticket.
- The proof that you have enough resources to
travel around in Peru (US dollars, traveler checks and/or a credit card. But it's
rare they ask for these items).
- A proof that you have an assurance in case of illness
or accidents. This is facultative but everybody should have an assurance.
It's possible that a local travel agency ask for it if you want to do an extreme