Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Peru’s current entry restrictions and requirements. When entering Peru, you must make sure your passport is stamped at the immigration checkpoint, including in land borders.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

The rainy season in Peru runs from November to May and can cause heavy rain and snow in Northern Peru, the Andes, including Cusco, and other parts of the country. It can cause disruption of some travel and tourism services.  See Natural disasters.

Political protests in different parts of Peru, are unpredictable and can escalate quickly and include violence. You should take particular care to avoid all areas of protests. If possible, you should remain in a safe place. You should also monitor local media, including social media channels.

Travellers arriving in Peru should be aware that travel to some parts of the country may not be possible. Protests may cause travel disruption, including with road blockades, suspension of train services and airport closures in different parts of the country. See Safety and Security.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission

You should follow the local authorities’ advice and monitor local media closely. Avoid large gatherings and protests. See Safety and security .

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

If you are in Peru or planning to travel, monitor local news closely and follow the authorities’ advice. For specific advice on conditions in the different regions of Peru, in English or Spanish, visit the i-Peru website (the official source of information for tourists in Peru) or call them on +511 574 800 (option 2 for English).

There is a high risk of dengue fever in some parts of Peru. You should visit the NaTHNaC website for further information. See Health.

Altitude sickness is a risk in parts of Peru (including Cusco, Puno, the Colca Canyon and Kuelap). See Health.

Drug trafficking is a serious crime and drug smugglers face long periods of imprisonment. See Local laws and customs

There may be a higher risk to your safety in areas where there is organised crime and terrorism linked to the production of drugs. See Local travel

There are risks involved in flying over the Nazca Lines. See Nazca Lines

There is a risk of robbery by bogus taxi drivers, especially to and from the airports and at bus terminals. See Crime

Driving standards are poor. Crashes resulting in death and injury occur frequently. See Road travel

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Peru. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.