Photographing airports, military bases, the surroundings or high tension electric towers and police stations is forbidden.
In some churches and museums it is forbidden to take photographs or make video recordings. Ask beforehand.
It is strictly forbidden to transport drugs. Offenders will be arrested and jailed. Under no circunstance should you accept packages belonging to strangers, to carry in your luggage.
:: PROTECTED NATURAL SPECIES
All exports of protected plant and animal species, whether alive or dead are strictly forbidden. Do not buy them. This ban also applies to any object manufactured with these species, such as headpieces or necklaces made with macaw feathers and “rain sticks”, unless duly authorized by the Natural Resources Institute (INRENA), the government agency charged with promoting the responsible use and conservation of natural resources.
:: ARCHEOLOGICAL AND HISTORIC HERITAGE
The Peruvian laws prohibit and establish sanctions for the selling and exportation of original pieces of work of its National Cultural Heritage. Do not buy these items. Examples of these items are pieces of pre-hispanic ceramic, textiles, paintings, etc.
If you want to buy a reproduction of these pieces of pre-hispanic and colonial art make sure to obtain a certificate from the National Institute of Culture, a government agency that protects the nation’s cultural heritage. This institute has offices in all major cities of Peru. If you are unable to obtain this certification, your last chance is the Institute’s kiosk located at Lima International airport before boarding your plane. Authorization is granted immediately.