Travel insurance for Peru

It’s important to buy travel insurance before any trip or holiday abroad, so if you are planning a trip to Peru, make sure you buy the appropriate policy before you go. Before you choose a policy, think about:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Peru?

As standard, our policies cover for over 100 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. With Machu Picchu being 2,430m high, we include hiking and trekking travel insurance up to 3,000 metres at no extra cost.

We also offer a range of benefits, including:

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Peru, have a read of our policy documents here.

Handy information about Peru

To make sure you have a really good experience on your trip to Peru, we’ve listed some important information that you might want to know before you travel.

Most common languages spokenSpanish, Aymara and Quechua
ContinentSouth America
PopulationApprox. 32 million
Plug typePlug type A and C
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – September to November
Summer – December to February
Autumn – March to May
Winter – June to August
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Peru?

As a British citizen travelling to Peru, you don’t need to apply for a visa and can stay for a maximum of 183 days as a tourist. If you’re planning to stay for longer than this or are going for work or to study etc. then you’ll need to apply for the appropriate visa from the Peruvian Embassy.

Information about visas and entry requirements for Peru can be found here.

Healthcare in Peru

Private and public healthcare services are available in Peru; however, the private healthcare facilities can be quite expensive and the public facilities are generally subject to long waiting times and lower standards than the UK. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance with illnesses and injury cover prior to travel.

It’s also important to make sure you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations needed.

You can find out more information about healthcare in Peru here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Peru

If something happens while you’re in Peru and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help. All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.

Did you know that…?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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