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> Do we need a return flight ticket when entering Peru?
post Nov 11 2007, 05:26 AM
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I and my boyfriend are heading off to South America for a six months trip on the 31st of December. We have booked a one way ticket from Madrid to Lima (Peru). There is no need of visas as far as we know but ... do you know if we will need a ticket out of the country at least?

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post Nov 11 2007, 12:29 PM
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British ,Australian, Canadian, US and other Eu do officially require a return ticket, though most often travelers are never asked to produce proof.

Evidence of sufficient funds to leave the country might suffice if asked. Some people do get asked for a return ticket. It's a frustrating situation when you can't know for sure if they will ask or not!

To cover all basis, considering a refundable ticket out of the country may be an option. Once you've arrived you can cancel it and you're good to go.

So, the official answer (from the Peruvian Gov't) is yes, you do need a return ticket. I think this is a frustration re: many countries that say you need proof of departure then never ask you for it!

My husband and I have traveled to Peru and were never asked for any proof of departure, but we did have it.

If you search entering Peru and return ticket, you'll come across many sites where this exact question is asked and answers do differ. People who have traveled to Peru answer both yes and no.


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post Apr 11 2008, 01:12 AM
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I'm from EU, when my wife and I landed in Lima last summer no one asked us for a return ticket.


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post Jun 25 2008, 12:30 PM
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I went to lima a few years ago and was never asked for a return ticket, but i know it officially is required. I think when changing the flight, like extending it, you are charged a fee in addition to the difference in ticket price....so it can get epxensive.
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