FCO Travel Advice for - Peru

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  • Demonstrations are common in Peru and can turn violent quickly. SeeLocal travel

  • Around 56,000 British nationals visit Peru every year. Most visits are trouble free. See Consular assistance statistics

  • Drug trafficking is a serious crime and drug smugglers face long terms of imprisonment. See Local Laws and Customs

  • There may be a higher risk to your safety in areas where there is organised crime and terrorism linked to the production of drugs. See Local travel

  • There are serious risks involved in flying over the Nazca Lines. See Nazca Lines

  • There is risk of robbery by bogus taxi drivers, especially to and from the airports and at bus terminals. SeeCrime

  • Driving standards are poor. Crashes resulting in death and injury occur frequently. SeeRoad travel

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. SeeTerrorism

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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