Visa policy of Peru

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Visitors to Peru must obtain a visa from one of the Peruvian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Peru
  Visa-free (travel with ID cards allowed)
  Visa required

Visa policy[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 100 jurisdictions can visit Peru for tourism purposes (unless otherwise stated) without a visa for up to 183 days, (except Schengen Area member states and associated countries whose citizens may stay up to 90 days within 180 days without a visa, and Costa Rica and Panama whose citizens are allowed to stay for 90 days per visit):[2][3][4][5]

ID - may cross the border with either ID card or passport.
B - may visit without a visa for business purposes as well.

Nationals of  China and  India who hold a visa with a minimum validity of more than 6 months or a permanent residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States or a Schengen member state are visa exempt for a maximum of 180 days during a six-month period.[28]

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports (except for Venezuela) do not require a visa.[citation needed]

Participants and members of the press of the XVIII Pan American Games (XVIII Juegos Panamericanos), which will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2019, can enter Peru with a visa attached on the reverse of their accreditation card.[29]

Participants and members of the press of the VI Parapan American Games (VI Parapanamericanos), which will take place from 23 August to 1 September 2019, can enter Peru with a visa attached on the reverse of their accreditation card.[29]

APEC Business Travel Card[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the "PER" code on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Peru can enter visa-free for business trips for up to 90 days.[4]

ABTCs are issued to nationals of:[30]

Arrival statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Peru on short-term basis were from the following countries of residence:[31]

Country 2017 2016 2015 2014
 Chile 1,101,055 1,055,880 984,584 903,793
 United States 598,685 586,479 545,212 514,227
 Ecuador 288,987 318,172 256,127 223,995
 Argentina 205,465 175,488 170,960 155,931
 Colombia 200,812 189,754 165,384 151,876
 Venezuela 196,495 59,192 42,111 48,411
 Brazil 173,753 148,296 148,312 147,875
 Bolivia 146,660 136,805 128,943 126,689
 Spain 147,214 144,927 138,902 131,174
 France 96,283 92,316 88,921 82,260
 Mexico 93,763 87,443 76,368 67,016
Total 4,032,339 3,744,461 3,455,709 3,214,934

See also[edit]


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  30. ^ "ABTC Summary". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
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