International Flights Lima Peru
Passengers from North America and Europe coming into Peru arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. The airport’s convenient location in the middle of South America’s west coast has helped to convert it into one of the continent’s major hubs, and it is the main hub for all domestic flights in Peru. It is named after Jorge Chavez Dartnell, a hero of Peruvian aviation.
Tourists from the following countries can enter Peru without a visa, only their passport is needed – Australia, Britain, Canada, the European Union (except Latvia), and the US. Some other countries are also exempt from visa, it’s best to check with the Peruvian embassy near you if in doubt. Business and official travelers do require visas. For more information, see Peru Visa Requirements.
Peru does require that, on entry to the country, foreign travelers be able to show either a return trip ticket or some other form of onward travel out of the country. While this rule is not usually enforced strictly in Peru, some of our forum members have had to show proof of onward travel when boarding in the US, as airlines can be fined for allowing passengers without the necessary documentation.
Passengers flying out of Jorge Chavez Airport are required to pay an airport departure tax. The current price is $31.00 US, but it is always advised to check with the airport beforehand in case of changes or currency fluctuations.
As of July 2009, Jorge Chavez Airport has 18 airlines serving 33 international destinations. Some of the major carriers and destinations are:
- Air Canada – Toronto, Canada
- American Airlines - Miami, US
- Continental Airlines – Houston, US; Newark US
- Delta Airlines – Atlanta, US
- LAN Airlines – Los Angeles, US; New York, US
- LAN Perú – Cancun and Mexico City, Mexico; Los Angeles, US; Miami, US; Washington DC, US
- Spirit Airlines – Fort Lauderdale, US