Peru is famous with its colorful, traditional gifts. When you start doing shopping, you might find out that you do not have enough space in your suitcase. It is worth to consider sending goods bought in Peru by post. Check how much will it cost and what Peruvian postal office requires before sending the package.!
Good news is that you can send packages from Peru to almost any country you want, with the maximum weight 30 kg. I am not aware of any situation that such package has been lost. Bad news is that it will have impact on your budget. It is not cheap to send package from Inca country. But if you need to lower weight of your suitcase, you have few other places to visit, this solution is worth consideration.
What interesting things you can buy? You can find few ideas in following article Gifts from Peru. What is worth to buy?
Strange things at the post office and costs of sending the package
What are the costs to send package from Peru?
The price depends on weight, destination country and package type (standard, express). Information about actual prices can be found on Peruvian Postal Office web page SERPOST.
You can send packages as standard or express. For economic (standard) it takes around 3 – 4 weeks to reach Poland, express should arrive at the destination in 2 weeks.
You need to meet few requirements, which do not exist in Poland, in order to send package. It is important to be aware of them, so you do not meet any surprises on your way.
What responsibilities you have at the Peruvian post?
In order to send package to Peru you need to bring passport and passport copy. You will leave passport copy at the counter, leave your fingerprint and signature.
If you plan to send food, then, especially in Lima, you will be asked to provide receipts and their copies as well. Without it you won’t be allowed to pack those products. Nobody will listen your begging, crying. Rule is a rule and this won’t be changed.
But this is not over.
You need to arrive at the postal office with open package. If you have packed it before, you would need to open it in front of the postal office employee. He needs personally verify the package. If all the products inside are allowed, package will be sealed and prepared for delivery.
What is allowed?
Everything is listed on forbidden items list, so you need to verify it. For example you are not allowed to send oils, drinks, noting which is in fluid form. Coca leaves and all related products are forbidden as well.
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