The US Department of State classifies travel to Peru as generally safe, with the need for additional precautions in some areas near the Colombian border and in the south-central region called VRAEM. Most of the more than 3 million travelers to the country never need assistance from emergency services. But if you find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, you want to be prepared for a quick reaction.
Connect the phone numbers for the country’s emergency services to a cell phone if you plan to carry one that works locally, or stick a piece of paper with the listings in your wallet, passport, or other easily accessible place. Please note that you cannot reach an English speaking operator, so be prepared to explain your problem in Spanish or ask for the help of a translator. You can call any of the national emergency numbers for free.
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Perú
For general emergencies that require police assistance, such as theft, minor traffic accidents, drug-related crimes or acts of violence, dial the country’s central emergency number at 105. Similar to 911 in the United States, this number puts you in touch with a country clearance service. You can also dial 911 in Peru to connect to this emergency service.
For specific police stations and special divisions, visit the website of the Peruvian National Police.
For less urgent situations, such as noise complaints or other non-violent disturbances, you can call the Serenazgo in Lima, a municipal security force that operates in support of the national police, albeit with a much more limited jurisdiction. Outside of Lima, look online (or in person) for individual offices.
As a tourist, you can get more help for non-violent incidents from the Peruvian tourist police.
For general tourist information and assistance, call Iperú.
The central emergency number 116 puts you in contact with the Peruvian General Volunteer Fire Department, the national (and volunteer) fire brigade of Peru. They respond to fires, traffic and other accidents, and smaller medical emergencies.
To send an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency, call the Mobile Emergency Medical Care System (SAMU), a free service provided by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, at 106. However, keep in mind that the definition of emergency in Peru it strictly applies to life-threatening situations.
If SAMU does not operate in the area where you need medical assistance, you can also get emergency medical help through the police (105) and the fire brigade (116), but the quality of service varies greatly. Fire units are generally better equipped to deal with medical emergencies.
Alternatively, you can call a private ambulance service, but you will have to pay out of pocket for the race unless you are a member. Private ambulance services include:
Medical Alert – 416-6777 (only inland districts of Lima)
Code – 313-4333 (only Metropolitan Lima and Callao)
Line 100 is a free service that is open 24 hours a day and is aimed at people who are victims of family or sexual violence.
Highway Police (110)
If you find yourself in a problem while you are going on a highway in Peru, you can call 110, the number of our highway police.
Civil Defense (115)
When it comes to natural disasters, Civil Defense is the first line of response. It is the public body in charge of assisting people affected by disasters. To contact them you just have to call 115.
Remember that these numbers are exclusively for emergencies. So no false or funny calls, as it is a crime.
Other Emergency Telephone Numbers in Perú
Call the Civil Defense emergency number at 119 in the event of an earthquake or other natural disasters in Peru. To reach the non-emergency line, call 511-224-1685.
You can reach the Peruvian Red Cross (Cruz Roja Peruana) in Lima at the contact number 01-266-0481.
Embassies and consulates in Perú
Main Embassies and Consulates of the World in Peru
Juan Bermúdez 143, Santa Beatriz – Lima, 2nd floor.
Los Castaños 235 – San Isidro – Lima
Avenida Pardo, 850 – Miraflores – Lima
Bolognesi 228 (Height Block 7 Av. Pardo) – Miraflores – Lima
Avenida Javier Prado Oeste, 790 – San Isidro – Lima
Av. José Granda 150 – San Isidro. P.O. Box 375
(01) 442-9458 / 4429467
Avenida Jorge Basadre 1580, San Isidro – Lima
Calle Baltazar la Torre 828 (Alt. Block 17 General Pezet) – San Isidro.
Av. Las Palmeras N. 356 -San Isidro, Lima
(01) 212-4027 / 212-4171 / 212-4161
Av. Jorge Basadre 498 – San Isidro – Lima
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Avenida de la Encalada S / N – Block 17 Monterrico – Santiago de Surco – Lima
Av. Arequipa 3415 – San Isidro – Lima
Avenida Giuseppe Garibaldi, 298 (ex Gregorio Escobeado) – Jesús María – Lima
Avenida San Felipe 356 – Lima
Camphor 1286 – Miraflores – Lima
Tudela and Varela 360 – San Isidro – Lima
How to make phone calls?
CALLS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO PERU:
Dial first: 51 + (department code) + (phone number)
CALLS WITHIN THE COUNTRY:
(Department code) + (Telephone number)
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Perú
TOURISM POLICE: 084 – 221961
TOURIST INFORMATION: 084 – 223701
AIRPORT: 084 – 222611
IMMIGRATION: 084 – 222741
TAXIS COMPANIES: 084 – 255000
Hospitals and clinics in Cusco
SAN JUAN DE DIOS CLINIC
Manzanares 264 Avenue
084 – 229955/084 – 231340
CLINICA MC SALUD
Avenida de La Cultura, 1410 – Wanchaq
084 – 582060
“TRAVEL CLINIC”, You are not alone
Puputi Street 148
084 – 221213/084 – 225407
If you visit the city of Cusco another impressive destinations that you can visit are the hike to rainbow mountain peru or the humantay lake tour from cusco, which only takes one day. But if you are gonna to stay more days in Cusco, other archaeological places you can know will be the choquequirao trek peru, the salkantay trek to machu picchu, and the classic inca trail 4 days 3 nights.