Like most countries in the world, you will need a tourist visa to enter Peru and visit its many enthralling locations. However, the place where you come from makes a lot of difference in terms of how easy it is for you to procure a tourist visa. If you are from one of the European Union countries or from North American countries such as Canada, USA, or Mexico, you can apply for a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport.
However, if you are traveling to Peru from Africa or Asia, you will have to apply for a tourist visa at an embassy in the country of your residence. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule too, as citizens of Israel, Japan, and many other countries can apply for visa on arrival similar to their American counterparts.
Tourist visa is valid for 183 days per year and is valid for a single entry visa. You will not be allowed to work on this visa, but you can be a volunteer. In fact, Peru does not have a separate volunteer visa and you will need to apply for a tourist visa if you plan to volunteer in Peru without remuneration. If you seek remuneration, you will need a work permit that allows you to work in Peru. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months and that it has 2 free pages. you may also need to show proof of your return ticket to be granted passage, though this law is not often enforced.
Make sure that you also complete other formalities such as ensuring that you do not bring any items that are not allowed inside Peru. You can confirm these items by speaking to the airlines that is going to fly you to Peru. In addition, you will also have to complete vaccinations and medical fitness tests before you arrive in Peru, especially if you plan to visit high altitude locations. Once you finish all these formalities, you can relax in Peru and explore the country’s many beautiful destinations.
For more information, visit Lima Easy’s extensive entry on visa requirements.