Peru has a great geographical diversity and different climatic zones, determined by its altitude and seasons.
A passport valid for six months is required to enter and leave Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a Peruvian Immigration card upon arrival indicating the approved length of stay (usually 90 days). Visit the Peruvian Embassy in your country for more information. We recommend you to have travel insurance for your trip in South America.
The Sol (S/0.00) has the official currency code PEN and replaced the Peruvian Inti in 1991. The name is a return to that of Peru's historical currency, as the previous incarnation of Sol was in use from 1863 to 1985. Although Sol in this usage is derived from the Latin solidus (English: solid), the word also means "sun" in Spanish. Thus, there is continuity with the ancient Peruvian Inti, which was named after Inti, the sun god of the Incas.
Emergency numbers of the U.S. Embassy in Peru:
Emergency number of the British Embassy in Peru:
The emergency services in Peru can be reached at the following numbers:
Calls within Peru: 0 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
Calls from abroad: +51 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx