WHEN ENTERING PERU
Immigrations authorities will ask tourists to present the international Boarding-Departure card either on the plane or upon crossing a given border. It is extremely important to keep this card in a safe place since it must be turned in upon leaving the country. Should it be misplaced, a fine equivalent to $4.00 American Dollars will be requested.
Customs police will provide a form in which you declare taxable items. If you have none, you can state that you have nothing to declare. Tax-exempt items include clothing, hygiene products, laptops, cameras, camcorders and adventure sport equipment.
You must also inform customs if you are bringing plant or animal species. In order to do so, you must be sure to have the necessary authorization. If this were not the case, sanitation authorities will proceed to incinerate vegetable species and sacrifice animal ones.
Should you require more information regarding these or other points, contact the Peruvian embassy or consulate in your country.
Peruvian time is equivalent to that of Eastern Standard Time in the United States. Peru time is 5 hours less than that of the Greenwich Meridian Time. Due to its nearness to the equator, Peru does not need to apply daylight saving time since there is no noticeable variation of daylight available during the winter and summer months.
Peru has a vital tourist assistance service available. The phone lines are in operation 24 hours a day and can be reached by dialing 01-421-1227 or 01-574-8000.
Foreign visitors comino to Peru on business need the appropriate visa. However, those coming in solely as tourists are not required to have a visa to come in. A current passport will suffice for Americans, Canadians, most Western Europeans, Australians and New Zealanders thanks to the free-transit agreement their countries have signed with the Peruvian chancellery. If your country of origin is not one of the previously mentioned nations, you can seek additional information at your local Peruvian embassy..