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Peru Advice & Security Series Travel Advisory (2018)TinTinUpdatedMarch 26, 201942170100
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been assessed as level 1: exercise normal precautions. The following information is an extract of the current Travel Advisory for Peru issued by the U.S. Department of State. Additional information has been added by the U.S. Embassy in Lima and the author.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 12TinTinUpdatedMarch 26, 201930320100
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individuals have become the increasingly weak link in the security chain. This weakness is exploited by malicious actors through threats like phishing. No matter the technology that a company installs, a data breach or ransomware attack is only one click away.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 11SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201930440100
As already mentioned in our article "How dangerous is Peru", Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can be visited easily and safely, even for solo female travelers.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 9SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201928240100
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to make cocaine) has a cultural and social significance for the indigenous people of Peru. Until today the stimulant effects of the coca leaf are used for medical purposes and in traditional religious ceremonies.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 8SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201933920100
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunately for thousands of years they have been a common occurrence in Peru. Although scientists have tried for decades to predict earthquakes, until today we still don’t know when and where to expect the next tremor.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 7SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201919090100
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel health preparation might be wise to stay well and fit during your travels. To help you to prepare for your Peru trip and provide an overview of the medical situation in the country, we compiled some general health information and medical advice.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 6SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201937050100
Lima, with nearly 10 million inhabitants the largest city in Peru, can be quite a challenge, especially for visitors not familiar with the capital. This combined with the warnings and sometimes unfounded horror scenarios visitors keep hearing, unfortunately often results in instinctive extreme wariness and uncertainty.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 4SunflowerUpdatedMarch 26, 201931430100
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is no exception. So many new impressions should be taken in that it’s easy to get distracted and probably not to pay the necessary attention to an important issue such as money.