Mandatory: Yellow Fever
Peru is on the Australian Governments list for needing a Yellow Fever vaccination for re-entry to Australia. Further information at: Australian Entry & Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever has been reported at elevations <2,300 m (7,546 ft) in the regions of Amazonas, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin and Ucayali, Puno, Cusco, Junín, Pasco, and Huánuco, and far north of Apurimac, far northern Huancavelica, far north-eastern Ancash, eastern La Libertad, northern and eastern Cajamarca, northern and north-eastern Ayacucho, and eastern Piura.
Recommended: Hepatitis A&B, Typhoid, Malaria Prophylaxis, childhood vaccinations & adult boosters.
Suggested: If hiking or climbing up mountains, Acute Mountain Sickness (altitude sickness) may become an issue above 2500 metres. Physical fitness has no bearing on if a person may developing Acute Mountain Sickness; it is more about the rate of your ascent and sleeping at altitude. Following a medical review, which may include doing an in-practice Electro Cardiograph (ECG) of your heart, we may be able to prescribe you medication to minimise the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness.
Not routinely recommended: Rabies vaccination is only recommended for travellers in Peru involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that might bring them into direct contact with bats and other mammals (such as adventure travellers and cavers); and those with occupational risks (such as wildlife professionals and researchers). Carried by mammals including dogs.
Mosquito Protection Required: The CDC report the presence of Yellow Fever, Zika, Malaria, and Dengue in Peru. Malaria has been reported in All departments <2,000 m (6,562 ft), including the cities of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado and only the remote eastern regions of La Libertad and Lambayeque. Malaria has not been reported in the following areas: Lima Province; the cities of Arequipa, Ica, Moquegua, Nazca, Puno, and Tacna; the highland tourist areas (Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca); and along the Pacific Coast. Please discuss your destinations and itinerary so that we can assess risk.
Pregnancy Warning: Zika is a risk in Peru. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Therefore, pregnant women should not travel to Peru. Partners of pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy should know the possible risks to pregnancy and take preventive steps.1