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By No owner — last modified Feb 10, 2013 11:09 AM

 Peru - Formalities

Clearance

Boats that have entered territorial waters (both Peru and Chile insist on 200 miles), must proceed directly to an official port of entry.

The authorities must be advised in advance of a vessel's arrival. Call TRAMAR (Transportes Maritima) on VHF Channel 16, day or night, as soon as you are within 20 miles of the intended port of entry to announce that you have entered into their jurisdiction and to ask permission to proceed into the harbour.

Instructions will be given at that time. All communications with TRAMAR are in English. They will ask you the name of your agent, who are supposed to take care of your arrival and do all the paperwork.

Clearing in at Callao has now been much simplified for pleasure yachts due to work done by the Yacht Club Peruano, who can organise an agent (see Clearance Agents below). Go to Callao for more information.

Clearing in at any other port has been reported to be almost impossible.

Avoid arriving on the weekend to keep overtime costs down. Remain on the boat until you have received official clearance to leave.

There are four offices to visit; Health Department (Sanidad Maritima), National Port Authority (civilian), Port Captain (Navy) and Immigration. A customs check is not required for pleasure yachts.

Shore passes will be issued, however a proper visa should be requested if intending to travel inland.

On clearing out, Port Authority, Port Captain and Immigration must be visited. There will be a charge for the exit Zarpe.

En-Route Reporting Requirements - Twice Daily

These change frequently, but the latest information is as follows:-

Position reports (PR)are required twice daily at 08:00 and 20:00 and may be sent via radio or e-mail.

Additionally, a report must be sent:-
1) upon entering Peruvian waters (EPW)
2) documenting any stoppage at sea (DR)
3) a final report one hour before arrival at final destination (FR).

The yacht should retain a log of reports sent as there is a stiff fine for non-compliance. All reports may be in English. The report should be e-mailed to costeracallao@marina.mil.pe or if no on-board email is available, radio the closest port with the information.

Last updated February 2014.

Immigration

Passports must be valid for 6 months on entry.

No visa is required for citizens of Western Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Travellers from Fiji and India do need visas.

The crew of foreign yachts who wish to visit the interior should insist on being given a tourist card on arrival, particularly if intending to leave Peru for one of the neighbouring countries before returning to the yacht.

Visas or tourist cards cannot now be extended. If wishing to stay longer than 90 days, request a 183 day visa/tourist card on entry.

Some identification should always be carried, either passports or a photocopy that has been witnessed by a notary.

Last updated February 2014.

Customs

Firearms and animals must be declared.

Import of sausages, salami, ham and cheese is allowed if holding original sanitary certificate issued by the manufacturer. Import of raw ham from Italy and Portugal is prohibited.

The export of objects of archaeological interest is prohibited.

Last updated February 2014.

Health

If visiting the interior, yellow fever inoculation and malaria prophylaxis are recommended.

Cholera, Hepatitis A and Dengue fever are also prevalent and sensible precautions should be taken.

If travelling to Machu Picchu, Puno or Lake Titicaca, take altitude sickness seriously and follow local advice on the appropriate remedies.

Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink.

Clearance Agents

Mr Gonzalo Ravago
Tel:Cell: 01 998477234
Used by cruisers 2012.
Yacht Club Peruano
, La Punta, Callao, Lima, Peru
Tel:511-429-0775 Fax:511-465-0166 ,VHF Channel 68 "La Punta" (24hrs)
Opening hours: Office: 09:00-18:00
Contact 72hrs before arrival to ask for help and advice. The yacht club will refer you to an agent. Advisable to request agent fees in advance.

Pets

Pets are allowed in and out of Peru on condition that the animals are accompanied by a Health Certificate issued, dated and signed by a licensed USDA accredited Veterinarian. The certificate must contain the name and address of the owner and complete identification of the animal (name, breed, sex and age). The certificate must also show 1. The animal(s)(3 months or older)were vaccinated against rabies 2. Dogs were vaccinated (according to age) against parvovirus, hepatitis,, distemper and leptospirosis. 3. Cats were vaccinated against Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis and Infectious Panleucopenia. (Sworn declaration by the importer must be produced) More information can be obtained from Pet Travel Store and www.pettravel.com/store-pet-immigration-forms1.html

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Mjeremy
Mjeremy says:
Oct 02, 2013 10:37 PM

Actualmente en Perú ay proyectos de construcción de Marinas para Yates .
http://gestion.pe/noticias-de-club-nautico-3836?href=nota_tag.
es una ayuda al navegante tener mas opciones de vicitar.

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