Venezuelan citizens will require a passport to enter Peru starting August 25, Interior Ministry (Mininter) announced Friday.
According to Mininter
Head Mauro Medina, the measure
will take effect in eight days, so that properly-documented immigrants —currently coming to Peru— can achieve their goal.
"The passport requirement will be in effect from 00:00 hrs. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, to provide conditions for ensuring an orderly, safe entry of Venezuelan citizens in Peru," Medina stated.
This is not a xenophobic, hostile or discriminatory measure. It responds to security reasons and pursues an accurate control of foreigners and nationals entering the Andean country.
He recalled several Venezuelans have been caught using forged documents to enter Peru and that some of them have been arrested in unlawful situations, like the one at Plaza Norte Mall in Lima early this month.
Nevertheless, Medina assured the measure will safeguard hospitable conditions and Venezuelans' rights.