The NHS recommends the following vaccinations for Peru: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-polio DTaP, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.
The risk of getting an infectious disease in Peru is very high in most areas of the country. Common diseases include malaria, yellow fever, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, and waterborne bacterial diseases.
While travelling in Peru, it is highly recommended that you drink only bottled, boiled, or treated drinking water.
Peru is a popular destination for hiking, most of which is at high altitudes which can be hard on the body. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly and taking altitude sickness medication.