Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Peru, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.
Political regime: Parliamentary Republic
Area: 1,285,220 sq km
Population: 32.17 million
Languages spoken: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Currency: Nuevo Sol
If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for tourist stays of less than 90 days and transit (2 days), you only need to be in possession of your passport whose validity covers the entire duration of your stay. You can also apply on site for an extension of stay at the Migration Directorate located in Lima in the district of Brena, Avenue Espana, cuadra 7.
French Embassy in Lima
Avenida Arequipa 3415 – CC 607
San Isidro – Lima
Tel:  215 84 00 – 215 84 02
Fax:  215 84 20
Peruvian Embassy in Paris
50 Kléber Avenue – 75116 Paris
Vaccines and Safety in Peru
- Compulsory vaccines and certificates: Only the yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over 6 months of age from an endemic area. Yellow fever vaccination is also highly recommended for travellers to rural areas.
- Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month travellers), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older).
- Local diseases: In Peru, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider bites, snakes, fish and scorpions, ascaris, cholera, yellow fever, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), hepatitis A and B, leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted diseases malaria, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Health insurance in Peru
Why take international health insurance when travelling or residing in Peru? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Peru in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.