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Consular travel advice - Peru



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DEPARTMENT OF _

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE NEWS RELEASE-.

D52 5 October 1995

CONSULAR TRAVEL ADVICE - PERU

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its Travel Advice for Peru issued on 22 September 1994 and advises that the Peruvian Government's counter-insurgency campaign is making continued progress.

Lima and traditional tourist areas, such as Cuzco and Machu Picchu, are considered safe for tourists. However, there remains some risk of incidents although attacks are unlikely to be made specifically against tourists.

Australians visiting Peru should exercise due care at all times. Travel to emergency zones should be deferred. In Lima, as in other large cities, there remains a significant level of street crime. Travel by air between cities is the recommended mode of transport.

As there is no Australian Embassy in Peru, Australians should contact the Canadian Embassy at Federico Gerdes 130, Miraflores, Lima (telephone: 444-4015, fax: 444-4347) on arrival to seek a briefing on the security situation in the different parts of the country, with particular reference to their own planned itineraries. They should also register their presence in the country with the Canadian Embassy.