Peru is a country with centuries of history and established culture giving individuals the chance to explore sites like Machu Picchu, The temple of Chavin de Huantar, Caral, Chan Chan, and Lima’s Historical Centre. Even those who want to skip the historical sites on their trip to Peru but want to enjoy the great outdoors will still have plenty to explore between the the Peruvian Amazon Region, the beaches off the Pacific Ocean and the highlands of the Andes Mountain Range- even without seeking out the historical hot spots in each area.
Before your journey, check out health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Peru- including suggested vaccinations, medication, packing list, health notices, and general travel precautions. While trying to prevent illness and injury from happening is ideal, it is unfortunately not always possible. Make sure you have evacuation insurance in the event of an emergency. Your health insurance from your home country might already cover you for minor illnesses and injuries during your trip in Peru- you will want to contact them ahead of time to verify this. However, they might not cover you for larger incidents that require emergency medical evacuation or repatriation of remains. Because of this, you will want to find evacuation insurance for Peru before you set off on your journey.
One popular plan option when it comes to evacuation insurance for Peru is the Med Jet plan.
If you are planning a trip to Peru and are trying to sort out the details of your international health insurance- keep in mind the first step is to call your home country insurance company (if you have one) and see if your plan will cover you while abroad and what benefits are included if so. If emergency medical evacuation or repatriation of remains is not included- make sure to purchase evacuation insurance for Peru. If you have questions about this plan before you make your purchase, one of our licensed agents will be happy to help you.