Travel Health Guide

Peru

Storied rituals and ancient ruins. Get lost in the remote intricacies of the Amazon, stargaze in the Andes Mountains, and of course, don’t miss hiking to the otherworldly Inca city of Machu Picchu, or sip Pisco Sours by the seaside in Lima- Peru has no shortage of natural, historical, and cultural wonders to enjoy.

Travel Health Guide

Peru

Storied rituals and ancient ruins. Get lost in the remote intricacies of the Amazon, stargaze in the Andes Mountains, and of course, don’t miss hiking to the otherworldly Inca city of Machu Picchu, or sip Pisco Sours by the seaside in Lima- Peru has no shortage of natural, historical, and cultural wonders to enjoy.

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Peru Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Peru


COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Peru

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccines:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as Peru is a mountainous country and altitude sickness is commonly experienced among people visiting the traditional highlights above 8,000ft, such as the Cusco, Machu Picchu, and parts of the Andes Mountains. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Peru

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not required to enter, there are certain lowland areas of Peru with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially in the Amazon and eastern region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Inca Trail.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular tourist areas such as Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Andes regions, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas throughout the country and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Peru

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccines:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as Peru is a mountainous country and altitude sickness is commonly experienced among people visiting the traditional highlights above 8,000ft, such as the Cusco, Machu Picchu, and parts of the Andes Mountains. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Peru

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not required to enter, there are certain lowland areas of Peru with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially in the Amazon and eastern region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Inca Trail.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular tourist areas such as Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Andes regions, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas throughout the country and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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