Peru Travel Insurance
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The Peruvian population, estimated at 28 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
A country in western South America, it is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru covers 1,285,000 square km.
Language: Spanish; Quechua
Area: 1,285,000 sq km
Population: 28,000,000 est
Capital City: Lima
± GMT: -5 hours
Nearby Countries to Peru
Peru information and advice from Smart Traveller
Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru because of the high levels of serious crime.
Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
Avoid any demonstrations and protests throughout Peru given their potential to turn violent.
You are advised not to travel to the areas of Peru bordering Colombia because of the risk of kidnapping by narcotics traffickers. We also advise you not to travel to areas bordering Ecuador, other than official border crossings, due to the presence of unexploded ordnance and landmines.
Isolated areas in the Southern Highlands including San Martin, Huanuco, Pasco, Junin, Ucayali, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurimac, may still harbour sympathisers of the Shining Path rebel group. Australians should maintain a high level of vigilance in these areas.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
Note: Remember to register with Smart Traveller before travelling overseas.
Australian Consulate-General in Lima, Peru
Av. Victor Andres Belaunde 147, Via Principal 155
Torre Real Tres, Of. 1301, San Isidro
+51 1 222 8281
+51 1 221 4996
Peru travel insurance information guide
The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance.
The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.
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