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New Tourist Visa Regulations for Peru and Border Hopping

By Naturegirl321 @SharonTEFLTips

New Tourist Visa Regulations for Peru and Border Hopping

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Visa changes happened in 2008 and they just changed the rules earlier this year. Before, as a tourist, you were allowed up to 183 days at a time and then you'd either border hop or pay $1 fine once you leave. Some people have been known to bargain especially those who overstay their visa by years. Yes, years. I've known people to overstay by 1, 2 and even 7 years.
Now you're allowed 183 days in a 365 day period and the fine for overstaying is $5 a day. Now whether or not this law will be enforced is a totally different matter. You can read all 18 pages of the law at El Peruano. I personally think it's about time that Peru is making their laws stricter. A tourist shouldn't be allowed to overstay their visa by years and then come back right away.
NB: I'll be taking a break from blogging at The Ultimate Peru List in March. While I'm gone you can take a look at my other blogs. New posts will be published starting in April. 

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