Health & Care
When traveling outside of our country, we are exposed to sudden changes that reduce our immune system defenses, so it is recommended that all travelers carry personal insurance for adequate coverage.
Much of the private clinics in major cities of Peru are accepted in international insurance, making it easy for any traveler to be properly served. Often hospitals and clinics ask cash payment, keep your receipts and then make the repayment.
If you think of adventure sports such as boating, motocross, paragliding and other, ask if the insurance covers such activities. Agencies operating in Peru will review the validity and coverage of your insurance policy, you can refuse it if your policy does not meet the criteria and requirements.
CuscoPeru.com tells you must consult your doctor before any tour or vacation.
If you travel to high altitude cities, drink plenty of fluids, preferably without gas (not carbonized). Get the prescription before leaving the country, if you forget them, it doesn’t matter, there are many pills for altitude sickness and almost all sold in the city of Cusco.
CuscoPeru.com recommends eating nuts and lemon drops to prevent altitude sickness, eat lightly, take it easy the first few days and will have no problem. Do not worry, because all the symptoms of altitude sickness are natural and temporary.
Endemic Diseases and Vaccines
There are no compulsory vaccinations required, consider that most vaccines are given in advance. For example in the case of yellow fever vaccination should be of 10 days before the trip.
CuscoPeru.com recommends you consider your main protection against malaria, typhoid, dengue, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (adolescents and adults) and rabies vaccine.
You must be very careful where you go to eat, look for safe hygienic conditions, if not, it is better to abstain and eat packaged products.
CuscoPeru.com advises to avoid eating heavy meals, since digestion takes longer in height.
It is not advisable to drink water directly used by the public (which comes out of the taps). For health complications, mainly to prevent stomach infection or other derivatives.
CuscoPeru.com recommends that bottled water is safer and available everywhere
Rivers and lakes:
Avoid washing and bathing in water that could be contaminated, and as pathways of transmission of infection in the eyes, ears, and intestines.
CuscoPeru.com recommends only safe pools with chlorinated water.
In CuscoPeru.com recommends that the traveler should be informed about the place they visit, whether or not allowed to bathe or poses a health hazard.
Due to its proximity to Ecuador and altitude, some destinations in Peru have very high levels of radiation. Therefore, avoid exposing your skin for a long time.
CuscoPeru.com recommends sun block, also check that they are suitable for the area, since the higher the area, worse the sun burn.