Do You Need to Bring Your Passport to Machu Picchu?

Do You Need to Bring Your Passport to Machu Picchu?

Lots of people visit the most famous Inca ruins Machu Picchu. Some of them try to organize a trip on their own; some of them buy a tour with the various travel agencies. But, also sometimes, accidents happen that cause some people lose the opportunity for entrance into this famous Inca city.

Why does this happen?

Oftentimes, it’s because they forget to bring their passport or because the passport number the ticket was different than in the document brought. Remember that without the right passport you will have problems at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu. Be unlucky enough and the guard will not let you visit Incas city. Avoid this situation!

How to avoid it?

Just have your passport during buying the ticket, and double-check if the number of passport is correct.

If you do not want to bring passport with you (you are afraid to travel with it and you decided to leave it at embassy) then it’s necessary to have a copy of your passport. Not only that. In this case it will be more safe to go also to the tourist police and get from them the special official paper, on which will be written that your passport is in the embassy/consulate. The copy of this official paper costs only 7.60 soles. So it is worth to get it to enter Machu Picchu without any problems.

Below you will find some addresses of the police in Cusco.


Policía Nacional del Perú (National Police)

Túpac Amaru square P – 15.

Telephone: 24-6088 / 25-2222 – anexo 208.

Policía de Turismo (Police of Tourism)

Address: Calle Saphy N° 510.

Telephone: 249654.

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