Health & Vaccination

health-and-vaccinationHealth and vaccination is not requirement to came to Peru; however we recommended you before traveling to Peru especially if you want to go to the jungle, you must get a yellow fever vaccination, obtain adequate health insurance and consult your doctor about the necessary immunization regions in the Peruvian jungle. If you are planning to hike the Inca trail you don´t need vaccinations; at this place there is not malarias. In the Manu, Tambopata, Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado area you should consider taking anti-malarial pills and a yellow fever shot is mandatory. Again, consult your personal physician. Cholera vaccinations are not necessary. Most cities have doctors who speak English and other European languages.

There are also, many private clinics. Before your arrival, SUNRISE PERU TREK needs to know about any medical restrictions or medications you may need. Travelers with bad heart conditions, respiratory problems or high blood pressure must consult their doctors before traveling, as the city of Cusco is situated at an altitude over 3,400 meters above sea level. We recommend that each traveler bring their own basic medical kit.

It´s very important that before you come to Peru, you should get the correct vaccinations. It may be boring, it may be costly, but it’s a crucial part of your pre-trip planning. No vaccines are currently required for entry into Peru, but the necessary immunizations will help keep you safe and healthy on the road. The following guidelines are not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Always seek advice from your doctor or a specialist travel clinic before you travel, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before you go to Peru. Some vaccinations require a course of injections, while others need time to take effect.

health and vaccination for Yellow Fever

Yellow fever, like malaria and dengue fever (for which there is no vaccine), is a disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Not all travelers to Peru will need the yellow fever vaccination, but it is recommended for certain areas of the country, especially if you travel to Jungle Amazon. Broadly speaking, risk areas are located to the east of the Andes, in jungle locations below 7,545 feet (2,300 m) in elevation. The vaccine is given 10 days before travel and is effective for at least 10 years. Possible side effects include flu-like symptoms.

Is the Yellow Fever Vaccine Required for Peru?

A yellow fever certificate of vaccination is not required for entry into Peru. Depending on your onward travel plans, however, you may need the vaccination at some stage.