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How dangerous is Peru really?

How dangerous is Peru?

Travel Tips and Safety Advice – Part 1

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Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can be visited easily and safely. Most Peruvians are hardworking and honest people who warmly welcome visitors.

Nevertheless, foreigners should be aware that they are visiting a developing country.

In the eyes of the average population tourists and expats must be extremely rich, only because they can afford a trip to a faraway country. So, the risk potential at various levels is surely higher in Peru than back home on your sofa.

Most crimes against foreign visitors in Peru include petty crimes such as pick-pocketing, cheating, fraud and theft, sporadically as well robbery. From these offenses, you at least partly can and should protect yourself against with knowledge, proper preparation and a few simple steps. Violent crimes against tourists however are extremely rare and mostly are connected to the drug scene.

Other safety risks such as earthquakes or diseases should also not be forgotten. Here it’s as well recommend to inform yourself thoroughly before your trip to Peru.

Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru - The Series

How dangerous is Peru?
Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can ...
Part 1
How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru?
Today the general situation in Lima and other cities in Peru shouldn't be consider...
Part 2
Your appearance and behavior in public
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru you can always read the s...
Part 3
Money Matters Peru – handling money and credit cards
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is ...
Part 4
Tips for your journey – Travel safe & problem-free through Peru
Peru is a huge country and distances between the countless attractions are great. ...
Part 5
Safety advice for taking a taxi in Lima and other Peruvian cities
Lima, with nearly 10 million inhabitants the largest city in Peru, can be quite a ...
Part 6
Health information for travelers to Peru
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel he...
Part 7
Earthquakes in Peru – Why they occur and how to stay safe
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunat...
Part 8
Drugs and other illegal substances in Peru
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to m...
Part 9
Meeting the opposite sex in Peru – How to stay safe
Most men are attracted to the beautiful, young and caring Peruvian women ensnaring...
Part 10
Safety tips for women traveling alone in Peru
As already mentioned in our article "How dangerous is Peru", Peru is a diverse cou...
Part 11
Cybersecurity Basics for Travelers
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individ...
Part 12
Peru Crime & Safety Report
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been a...
Travel Advisory (2018)
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