Peru seeks to welcome 4.4 million foreign tourists a year again

08:39 | Lima, Apr. 17.

Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Elizabeth Galdo affirmed that her administration will attempt to reach, again, the figure of 4.4 million foreign visitors to Peru every year.

"Tourism in our country has improved year after year. Holy Week has been quite good, and 3.2 million foreign tourists are projected to come in 2024. However, we hope and will make every effort to go beyond the envisaged target and reach 4.4 million, the pre-pandemic figure, which has not been regained yet," Galdo remarked.

"My administration wants to regain said figure this year (...)," she added.

After participating in the official launch of Peru Moda Deco and Alpaca Fiesta 2024, Elizabeth Galdo affirmed that the meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Peru —scheduled for this year— will contribute to the tourism industry.

"On the other hand, the relationship with Mexico is absolutely normal. Our Mexican brothers are not required a visa to visit our country," she added.

This figure represented an additional flow of 295,000 tourists compared to the same period in 2023.

According to information provided by the National Superintendence of Migrations, the main issuing markets for international tourists to Peru were: Chile (218,307; +61.7%), the United States (124,478; +39.6%), Ecuador (63,923; +30.6%), Bolivia (45,701; +302.4%), Colombia (37,287; +30.8%), and Brazil (34,544; +130.9%).


Published: 4/17/2024