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Country Information

Peru

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in euro (EUR)
    Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
  • Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Sol PEN
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
PEN 100 =~ CHF 33.25 ; CHF 1 =~ PEN 3.01 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Note
  • For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
  • Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
  • Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).

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.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

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 Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.