Peru international travel advice


Peru is part of Americas with main city at Lima. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Sol. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Peru is the formal name of Peru It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~20.62 °C   🌧 ~172.48 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 31M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall due to the high risk of violent crime. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 4, 2019


🔌 Sockets

Peru uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


💱 Currencies Used

Peru uses the Peruvian sol (symbol: S/), code PEN.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 soles. Sol is subdivided into 100 céntimos. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 soles and 50, 20 and 10 céntimos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Peru. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Peru since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Peru is on average 4.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Peru is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 52.03 PEN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Entel or Movistar. Peru uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Peru upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Peru, dial +, then 51 (the country code for Peru), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Peru, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Peru you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020