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Peru customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Peru to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Peru make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Peru customs regulations.

Import regulations in Peru

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 20 packets of cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 3 litres of liquor.

Cash limit

  • Funds of US$10,000 or its foreign equivalent and over must be declared.
  • A maximum of US$30,000 or its foreign equivalent may be imported into Peru.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use, and gifts not exceeding US$500 in value.
  • A comprehensive list of permissible personal goods may be found at SUNAT.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country:

  • Used clothing and footwear not owned by the traveller.
  • Drinks labelled 'pisco' that have been manufactured outside Peru.
  • Used auto parts.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit prior to arrival:

  • Agricultural products.
  • Flora and fauna.
  • Items of cultural heritage.
  • Medical and dental equipment.
  • Weapons and ammunition.

For further information, please visit the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT).

Information has been updated: .