Peru

Vaccinations

The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers Hepatitis A
Tetanus
Sometimes advised for high risk Diphtheria
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Typhoid
Highest risk Tuberculosis
Yellow Fever Risk in some areas but not required for certificate purposes

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area

Malaria

The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
Loreto department (Iquitos) HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL CHLOR
Eastern Junin and Western Ayacucho LOW RISK ADDITIONAL* AVOIDANCE OR MAL/DOX/MEF* ALL CHLOR
All other areas  including Lima and at altitude including the Inca Trail, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL NONE

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.