Peru destination information

All you need to know before visiting Peru

Peru summary

Peru is a big country with around 31M Peruvian. Official language is Spanish. Peru uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00. Currency used in Peru is Sol (PEN).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 64
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 71

ATMs in Peru are Common. Internet speed in Peru is on average 4.5 Mbps. In Peru you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Lima
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 31M ☀️ ~20 °C 🌧 ~126 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 1285k km2 (496k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 PEN = 0.29 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Peru uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Ambulance :


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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 .

international: + 51 1 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Peru is on average 4.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Peru is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Peru you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Peruvian embassies

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