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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Peru, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Peru is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Peru, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 07/01/2024 - Tumbes anniversary
  • 15/01/2024 - Fiesta del nino perdido en huancavelica
  • 18/01/2024 - Lima foundation week
  • 20/01/2024 - Chiaraque en canas
  • 02/02/2024 - Virgen de la candelaria - puno
  • 08/03/2024 - San juan de dios
  • 14/03/2024 - Señor del cautivo
  • 19/03/2024 - San jos
  • 31/03/2024 - Domingo de ramos
  • 15/04/2024 - National contest of paso horses - lima
  • 25/04/2024 - Señor de la justicia
  • 01/05/2024 - Virgen de chapi
  • 03/05/2024 - Fiesta de las cruces
  • 10/05/2024 - Señor de la asuncion
  • 13/05/2024 - Virgen de fatima
  • 15/05/2024 - San isidro labrador
  • 01/06/2024 - Jubilee
  • 24/06/2024 - San juan
  • 29/06/2024 - St. peter & st. paul day
  • 12/07/2024 - Aniversario puerto maldonado
  • 16/07/2024 - Virgen del carmen
  • 24/07/2024 - Fiesta de santiago
  • 28/07/2024 - Independence day
  • 29/07/2024 - Aymaraes
  • 31/07/2024 - San ignacio
  • 03/08/2024 - Motupe
  • 04/08/2024 - Anniversary of huancavelica
  • 05/08/2024 - Virgen de las nieves
  • 12/08/2024 - Arequipa week
  • 15/08/2024 - Virgin of asunta
  • 15/08/2024 - Virgin of the ascension
  • 30/08/2024 - St. rose of lima day
  • 01/09/2024 - Reincorporation of tarata
  • 02/09/2024 - Reincorporation of tarata
  • 03/09/2024 - Reincorporation of tarata
  • 04/09/2024 - Reincorporation of tarata
  • 05/09/2024 - Anniversary of chachapoyas
  • 08/09/2024 - Virgin of guadalupe
  • 24/09/2024 - Virgin of las mercedes
  • 08/10/2024 - Navy day
  • 09/10/2024 - National dignity day
  • 14/10/2024 - Santa fortunata
  • 17/10/2024 - Señor de luren
  • 01/11/2024 - Puno jubilee week
  • 02/11/2024 - Señor de la buena muerte
  • 03/11/2024 - Festivity of san martin de porres
  • 09/11/2024 - Día de caman
  • 16/11/2024 - Anniversary of huaripampa
  • 25/11/2024 - Anniversary of moquegua
  • 27/11/2024 - Anniversary of cerro de pasco
  • 08/12/2024 - Immaculate conception
  • 24/12/2024 - Santuranticuy
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 31/12/2024 - New year's eve


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Example prices for Peru Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 102.60

When you need to make a parcel delivery to Lima, and you want to do so with a company that will keep you fully informed every step of the way, then take a look at the RapidParcel.com courier comparison and booking website. We think that providing our customers with concise comprehensive information is one of the key elements to successfully shipping to Lima, and so that's why we go out of our way to make sure you're as well informed as you are well served.

Lima is the capital of the South American country of Peru and is the largest city in the country, with a population in excess of nine million people. Such is Lima's financial prominence in the whole of Latin America that it has been declared a ‘Beta' world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Much of Lima's financial clout comes from the presence of the Callao seaport, at which 75% of the country's imports and 25% of its exports are handled. The size of the port makes it a regional centre for the cargo industry, meaning that shipping to Lima is a major reason many of the foreign companies operating in Peru have opted to base themselves in the city.

Whether your delivery to Lima is corporate in nature, aiming to take advantage of one of the many business opportunities available in this booming city, or a personal package intended for friends or family, the key to successfully shipping to Lima lies in providing you with as much information as possible every step of the way. After all, this could be the first time you've had to arrange a Lima delivery and so there are doubtless many questions on your mind. Which are the best couriers to handle a delivery to Lima, bearing in mind that any parcel sent from the UK to Peru is making an extremely long journey? We answer that question by only working with couriers who we know are up to handling the job,. Once you've consulted our website, you'll realise that your Lima shipping is in safe hands. But we don't make the mistake of assuming our customers are experts ; after all, that's our job. That's why, when you're making a package delivery to Lima, or any other country outside the EU, you'll find our website regularly updated with the most current rules and regulations regarding customs.

Simplifying international package delivery

The responsibility for meeting these rules ultimately rests with yourself, of course, but by booking through RapidParcel.com which automatically generates the required air way bills, address labels and customs invoice means you can send your Lima parcel delivery on its way without any undue concern. It's this same thinking that has led to us providing comprehensive online tracking of your Lima package delivery and our very own regularly updated blog – knowledge is power, and we put the power in the hands of our customers.

For a little more knowledge why not take a look at the table below which contains a few examples of rates our carrier partners have charged for a variety of parcels delivered to Lima. These are just sample rates but to find out how much it would cost for you to send your package just complete our quick and easy Rapid Quote form.

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