Peru Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting Peru, be sure to take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.

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Political system: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Lima
Surface area: 1,285,220 km²
Population: 32.17 million
Languages spoken: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Currency: Nuevo Sol

Peru visas

If you’re a French national, you don’t need a visa for tourist stays of less than 90 days or for transit (2 days). All you need is your passport, valid for the entire duration of your stay. You can also apply locally for an extension of your stay at the Direction des Migrations located in Lima’s Brena district, avenue Espana, cuadra 7.

French Embassy in Lima
Avenida Arequipa 3415 – CC 607
San Isidro – Lima
Tel: [511] 215 84 00 – 215 84 02
Fax: [511] 215 84 20

Embassy of Peru in Paris
50, avenue Kléber – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Peru


  • Vaccines and compulsory certificates: Only a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged over 6 months coming from an endemic zone. Yellow fever vaccination is also strongly recommended for travellers to rural areas.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In Peru, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, cholera, yellow fever, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), hepatitis A & B, leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.


Health insurance in Peru

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Peru? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Peru in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance,international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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