Travel advice for Peru.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Peru.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Sol PEN

Currency exchange rate

PEN 100 = ~ CHF 31.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ PEN 3.23 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Lima

Country code for calling Switzerland

002 41 (tralasciare lo zero della rete Svizzera)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

  • Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof (must include page with visa).

  • The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Lima, Avenida Salaverry 3240, San Isidro
Tel. +51 1 264 03 05

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 16.00/18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 12.00 h (Sat)

Stores

10.00 - 13.00 h and 16.00 - 20.00 h (daily)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 23 to 25 (varies by company).

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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