Vaccinations & Shots

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Vaccinations & Shots

There are NO required vaccinations or shots for travel to Peru. However, you should consult your doctor to assure that all of your immunizations are up-to-date.

We recommend that you consult with your local travel clinic for recommended inoculations for travel to Peru. Your local travel clinic may have some recommendations specifically for you.

To find out the most current travel health information, we recommend that you contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A note on altitude sickness:

Most travelers do not experience altitude sickness, however, everyone is different! We highly recommend that you arrive a day prior to the trip start date in order to acclimate to the high altitude of 11,200 ft. The best way to combat altitude sickness is by resting, staying hydrated, and drinking coca tea. Some travelers choose to bring altitude sickness medication, as a precaution. 

COVID-19 Update September 20, 2023: As you are actively visiting local communities, we highly recommend that you take a COVID test prior to the trip to ensure that you are healthy to travel, however Discover Corps is no longer requiring that you send proof of COVID tests prior to departure.