While many European tourists have temporarily been enjoying the privilege of traveling to Peru without a visa, a large chunk of other citizens from the region haven’t. Peru recently announced, however, that it will extend the visa waiver to more European citizens coming to the country temporarily.
This decree, issued by the Foreign Ministry of Peru, extends the temporary exemption from the visa requirement to citizens of countries who are members of the European Union in the Schengen Area, provided they apply to visit Peru under the categories of student, businessperson, or journalist.
The maximum period of stay is established at 90 days during a period of six months, as is for European tourists.
Peru is also currently in the final steps of securing the visa exemption for Peruvians to travel to the Schengen region in Europe. By the end of 2015 or early 2016, Peruvians with biometric passports will be able to travel to the region without a visa!