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Binaciocial border post
Exit Equador Entrance Peru
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Ecuador to Peru
Well, don’t underestimate this crossing. It took us nearly 6 hours in total starting at 830 am. We normally go at sunrise and we should not have been so relaxed because there were long, slow lines for immigration from several bus loads of people.
Nobody will stop you for the preliminary health check and there are not parking places at the spot. Buses and taxis were blocking it from view and taking up any space to stop. But, it’s signed immigration and it’s a blue building just across from the large red “Peru” sign. You can park further ahead legally and walk back. Get a small paper slip that the Peru immigration staff require after showing vaccine card.
Salida Ecuador and entrada Peru windows are in the same little office. Everyone waiting is exiting Ecuador first and joining a short line to the Peru window.
Aduana building is just further south to get your TIP. We spent a very long time with 3 different officers. Our custom US plate is all letters and our title and registration are two documents. We’ve not had an issue up to this point, maybe some odd head tilts, but these guys acted like they’d never seen anything like it and it couldn’t be real. Eventually we got our TIP. The VIN was wrong and the guy could not get it corrected so wrote it in by hand. Hope it’s not an issue down the line.
ATM across from the offices is called Multi Red, had 400 sol max, market exchange rate and no fee.

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Crossed here yesterday July 28th, 2022 southbound Ecuador into Peru. Since leaving USA a few months ago this was the easiest and best set up border, I got there early, 0730, everything was open and no lines and was done in about an hour. Everything is clearly marked. First stop at the big blue Ecuador CEBAF building on your left and cancel your Ecuador vehicle TIPS. Then proceed about 1 km south in Peru and stop at that big blue CEBAF building. Immediately on the right first show them your passport and vax cards and get a little piece of paper. Then proceed to the Immigration room, show em that paper and get your Ecuador exit stamp. Get your Peru entry stamp at the next window. Then walk over to the Peru Aduana and get your vehicle entry TIPS. Right around the corner was a table set up where I purchased and got a paper copy of my Peru vehicle SOAT (costed $75 for 3 months for a motorbike), that was my only cost, I didn't have to pay for Ecuador/Peru exit/entry stamps or TIPS. No one asked for photocopies of anything, just wanted to see originals of the usual documents (Passport, vax cards, driver's license, vehicle title and registration) Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Money exchangers, ATM, restaurant, bathrooms next to both CEBAF buildings. Wish all borders were this easy.

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Ecuador ~> Peru

After the Covid check, you’ll arrive at this customs marker. Welcome to Peru!

Park and follow signs to immigration. Ecuador & Peru immigration windows are in the same office here. There are entry & exit windows for both countries here.

Follow the signs to the Aduana. After standard information entry, you’ll have your vehicle looked at (our officer just peaked and signed off. No issues with produce/food). You’ll receive a copy of your TIP.

Just outside of this office is a small bright orange booth. Purchase your Soat here with USD, and you’re done! ($35 for 2 months / $55 for 3 months)

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We crossed the land border on bicycle and only with 2 dosis of Moderna. The last of which was made 9 months ago. The third dosis is, as of today, only required for people who are 40 years old or more. According to the Peruvian regulations, a negative PCR test is also accepted.

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First stop is a health checkpoint where you will need a covid vaccination card (requirements are: 3 doses of Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson. I'm not sure about Pfizer). I'm not sure if a PCR test can be used instead of a vaccination card. Temperature checked and then a stamped piece of paper is given which will get you into Immigration.

Go to Immigration office and first get exit stamp out of Ecuador, then move to adjacent line for entrance stamp into Peru - seemed strange it was all done in one place but it's well marked. Very quick, easy process.

For the TIP, walk along the complex a bit farther South from Immigrations to Aduanas. Show your stamped passport, registration, and driver's license. I also presented my canceled Ecuador TIP to make things easier, but it wasn't required. Simple process to get TIP, given copy after it's stamped and signed.

Booth just outside of Aduanas sells SOAT. I paid $35 USD for 2 months.

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Crossed on Sunday. It took us 90 minutes to pass. No problems at all. Don‘t forget to cancel your TIP in Ecuador.

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Crossed on Sunday between 11.30 and 13.30, ok, just a bit confusing because different people sent us in different places, but finally ok. When they ask you about how long are you going to stay, say the maximum days, we are a couple and we got different days permit, so just Ask for the maximum. The lady at Peru immigration was really unkind saying “two months are too much for visiting Peru as a tourist”.

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Additional info Ecuador to Peru
Make sure you have enough cash in Sol or Dollars to get the SOAT insurance. Thought i would be able to get some Sol at the bank here but the ATM did not work for both of my cards. Also the currency exchange desk would not change Euro’s. After quite some discussion the offer decided to get me an TIP and let me pass anyway as long as i would buy insurance in Thumbes. Drove to Thumbes, got some money, waited two hours for the SOAT desk to open again after lunch to be told they cant sell insurance to foreign cars there and i had to go back to the boarder. Apart from this the crossing went super smooth and would have taken me 30 minutes in total if i had the cash.

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Crossing from Ecuador into Peru. Despite of sunday it was easy, over an hour procedure but good, customs was the longest.

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We were crossing the boarder from Ecuador to Peru, on two motorcycles. We stopped here after first stopping at the Ecuador Aduana a few Km's north of here (on Ecuador side of boarder) to get our Ecuador vehicle import permits canceled (read my check-in on that facility). Our total time to cross the boarder, including Ecuador Aduana up the road, was 2.5 hours.

The procedure here at this facility was straightforward but long. due to many Venezuelan refugees. 1st you enter the line for Ecuador immigration (Salir Ecuador) to get stamped out of Ecuador, and then turn go to the Peru immigration desk (Entrar Peru) to get your passport stamped into Peru. The Ecuador and Peru desks are all mixed in the same area along two walls. At first I thought one side was Ecuador and the other Peru, but then I realized that it was somewhat random - you have to look at the sign on the desk then it is clear. The uniforms are also different colors, I realized afterwards. Anyway - the line to check out of Ecuador was clear, organized and straightforward. But after we got stamped out of Ecuador, it was a bit of "every man for himself" and not so clear. After watching others we just walked up to a desk that had the "Entrar Peru" sign as the previous client finished. There was no clear "line" for this.

Total time in immigration was long - over an hour, due the many refugees.

We had parked right outside the immigration building, but we could not visibly see our motorcycles from inside. As we waited, I left my wife in line and made multiple trips out to check on the bikes, walking up to them to establish "this is mine" in order discourage the many onlookers who were loitering around the bike and even trying out the controls and pulling the latches on the luggage. In the end there was no problems, nothing was taken.

As we exited immigration, a big sign directed us to "Block F" for vehicle import permits. That was far enough down the road that we decided to re-park our motorcycles so we could keep them in sight. There was a very clear sign for the line for vehicle permits, and we got in line - about another hour here. While my wife waited in line, I went across the street to the ATM and got some Peru Sol; I did not have to change any currency with local changers.

Once we got to the front of the line, the Aduana officer was efficient. We only needed originals (no copies) of our title, registration, driver's license and passports. After getting the permits, there was a desk to get insurance (SOAT) directly outside the door. I have read that it is VERY difficult to get insurance after you leave the border, especially if you want insurance for other than one month or one year. We easily purchased 2 months (at $55USD per motorcycle) here. Our visas and import permits were issued for 90 days.

We had to pull out our paperwork twice to exit the facility, but no issues. We entered Ecuador CEBAF facility at 11:30 AM, and exited into Peru after the second document check at about 2:00PM, for a total of 2.5 hours.

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Entering peru - You hace to handle the ecuador TIP in the building 4km north (Ecuador) before entering peru

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Ecuador a Peru con un pick up camper

Hoy hicimos el cruce, tuvimos problemas con la aduana para hacer los papeles de la camioneta porque nos pedían el título de propiedad del camper. Les comentamos que este tipo de campers (pop up, uno bien pequeño) no dispone de títulos en los Estados Unidos (país de fabricación). Estuve una hora insistiéndoles para que nos dejen ingresar, finalmente después de mostrarles el sello de las 12 fronteras que habíamos atravesado sin problemas (incluso el Bill of lading de la naviera de Cartagena) y el papel de la DIAN colombiana que indicaba en las observaciones que la camioneta llevaba un camper nos prepararon el TIP.

A los que tienen este tipo de vehículos les recomiendo que lleven consigo algún TIP antiguo que indique que llevan el camper o en el mejor de los casos un título de propiedad si es que los hay. Es importante también que en las observaciones del TIP Peruano figure la existencia del camper!

Igualmente, la actitud del agente aduanero que nos atendió desde un principio fue negativa. Por ahí era un mal día (domingo y feriado nacional) pero fue la frontera más tediosa para obtener el TIP. También nos revisaron todo el camper con un perro en busca de drogas, todo ok los agentes esos super buenos. Incluso teníamos muchas frutas y verduras y no nos hicieron ningún problema.

Después de casi dos horas pudimos comprar el SOAT y seguir viaje.

Migraciones fue rapidísimo!

Bienvenidos a Peru!

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As described, but for the TIP you have to go to Blok F now. Park right away in front of that building and walk back to immigration in the very first building.
Don't forget to return your Ecuadorean TIP at the Ecuadorean customs, before you enter Peru.

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WARNING
If crossing with a PODER you have to make sure that your PODER has official stamp from the country that issued your plates. Example: we made the PODER (notarized) in Colombia for a car with Chilean plates, now we need to go back to Chilean consulate in Guayaquil to get the PODER stamped by Chilean authorities.
Peruvian Customs were very nice to us but would not let us pass without that (see picture of normas legales)

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Ecuador to Peru. You can do all your immigration process here, but you HAVE to leave your TIP at the previous CEBAF first

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Ecuador to Peru. Very easy crossing. Less than one hour. Desk to leave Ecuador (get passport stamped) and enter Peru are right beside each other. Desk to get Peru TIP in same room a few meters away. SOAT for Peru is sold just outside. Authorities will want to see vehicle and brought a sniffer dog to do thorough search. No problems. Lots of Venezuelans in tents set up by United Nations and Red Cross but this did not slow process for us.

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Wow, best border so far? EVERYTHING in one building in order. Ecuador exit immigration 2 mins. Get Peru stamp (90 days) 2 mins. Get TIP, friendly but old and slow agent c.30 mins. Insurane 2 mins ($35 for 2 months). Saturday at 4pm no one here so maybe a good time to come.

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After the TIP cancelled in Ecuador side we came here. First make the exit from Ecuador, than go to the police area (they will check your name) and so after you need go to the aduana - vehicular entrance, there you make the entrance in Peru, TIP for the car and insurance ($20 for our Vanagon - 1month). We made it in 1 hour, arrived at 8:30am, I think there is a separate line for Venezuelans.

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It was a bit of a rough day for us . No one from Ecuador was at the first building so we stamped out of Ecuador at the second building with all the Venezuelans...took about an hour. We waited in line at the first building to enter Peru(all the Venezuelans enter at the second building) but after waiting for two hours, they told everyone the system was down and we had to all go over to the second building. Everyone was running but no really knew were they were going until we all ended up at the police office to do a manual Interpol check. Just as everyone got sorted in line, an immigration officer brought over about 60+ refugees and put them in front of us all. After some intensity, the police agreed to let 2 in from each line at a time. After all was said and done, we had to go back to the first building to actually "enter" Peru, get our TIP and spend $10 on insurance for 1 month. Roughly 4 hours all in all but the toilets are free and there is purified water if you need it too. Hope you have better luck with the system up and running my friends. Happy travels!

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The worst border we have passed, no organization 3 customs to manage Venezuelan migrants and all other foreigners and camputer problem. 4H waiting ... They can't manage the situation.

La pire frontière que nous avons passé, pas d'organisation 3 douaniers pour gérer un flot de migrants vénézuéliens et tout les autres étrangers plus problème informatique 4h d'attente... ils sont dépassé par la situation.

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I get to border by bus at 4 pm. it takes 2 hours to get the the stap from Ecuador and another hour for the immigration stamp from Peru.

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To get out of Peru, no need to stop here. Everything is done in the next point in Ecuador...

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Entering Peru, waiting in line like everyone else. Took about 40 min. Sunat in the back. TIP took 5 min. super quick!

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They would not give us an exit stamp here as the "system was down". Had to return to the building 4 km back in Ecuador for the exit stamp. Everything else easy and fast. They didn't so much as look in the window of our truck.

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The exit from Ecuador was fast including TIP cancellation and exit stamp in the passport. Peru side immigration was all good, but for the TIP they took the time and did a very thorough inspection of the vehicle. Over 6 custom officers inspecting our truck inside out. Asked us hundreds of questions from how much was the truck to if it is new or second hand. Not even in US the inspection was not that detailed. Pay attention to what are they doing, it’s a bit of a messy coordination: some enter in the front, some others enter in the back in the same time.

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We arrived to this aduna at 8am after cancelled the Tip at the first building in Ioverlander.
REALLY EASY AND FAST. It tooks us 1 hour to make our passport stamped, the new TIP for Perou and the insurance. Everything was on the same building right after the fence.
We think they open a new line here only for people who are not Venezuelans because when you drive a bit futher you see the big line of people waiting.
The insurance costs us 35 $ for 2 months for a truck camper and we didnt pay anything else.
It's actually one of our fastest border, we guess we were lucky and the system changes.

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Because of reports of long lines, we got up at 6:00 to start to the border. We went to the first building but they insisted that was only for residents of either country. However IT’S GREAT TO BE OLD! A lady told us to go to the “preferential” line at the other building which we didn’t know existed. There were no signs. A man let us in and we went ahead of everyone and in ten minutes had gotten our passport stamped out of Ecuador and moved one counter over to get stamped into Peru.We had to drive back 12 kilometers into Ecuador to get the camper stamped out of Ecuador because the obvious place to do it isn’t open on Sunday. Once we got back into Peru to get the paperwork to enter the camper into Peru, they took forever to inspect the camper. We had to drive over a pit so they could look under it. They had us open everything and kept tapping the floor and ceiling to look for empty spaces. There were seven or eight men out there. Larry thinks most of them were just plain curious. It took about two hours.

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We showed up at 9am on a Friday. We went to the first building but the guard outside told us it was only for Ecuadorians and Peruvians. He directed us to the bigger building further down the road where hundreds of Venezuelans were waiting. We waited in line for 5 hours when we decided to go back to the first building after seeing other international travelers going in that direction. It was another few hours wait but still much faster than the other one. Don’t listen to anyone telling you you can’t get processed in the first building! We waited a total of 9 hours but the processing was done in 30 minutes. Stamped out of Ecuador immigration, 6 months tourist visa from Peru immigration (we told them we were retired and touring their beautiful country in our Casa Rodante) 1 year TIP and 6 months insurance for $70, all this in the same building.

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We arrived at around 10am at the border for entring Peru. It took us more than 10hours to get the migration stamps. There were so many refugees from Venezuela. It might be better to be there really early. TIP and seguro for Peru is in the first office when arriving in the Aduana area. Migration is 500m further down.

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Leaving Ecuador
At 8am on a Friday, we were done in just over an hour. FIRST though you should have gone to CEBAF in Ecuador to cancel your TIP (if open; if not, we understand you go back to the first icon's location).
When you get here, you drive under awnings in the left lane and park on the left side. Walk back to awning and enter thru Imigracion door to get exit visa stamp, and they will send you to the Peruvian counter in same area to get stamped in.
* Note: we asked for and got 180 days.

Then you exit the building thru the same door and go into the Aduana which is really in the same room but they wanted us to go back outside and enter thru the actual Aduana door. Here we also asked for 180 days and after asking his supervisor, the agent gave it to us.
Right after that's done, just turn around and you'll see an orange booth; that's the La Postiva for insurance. We paid $70 US for six months for our motorhome.
When you leave the parking area you are asked to show your TIP to the guard at the booth before getting on to the highway.

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We also had to wait 4.5 hours in line to cross into Peru. We arrived around 2:30pm in the afternoon but the line was much shorter by the time we left (around 6:30pm). The border is open 24 hours, perhaps a very early or very late arrival time might be shorter?

There were four bus loads of (according to the agent) Venezuelan migrants that arrived that morning. We were told that they'd been waiting all day to be stamped into Peru.

The vehicle import permit was quick (20 minutes) and we bought insurance in the same building. (We'd cancelled our Ecuador TIP on the other side, as noted on ioverlander). The insurance rates are posted (we've included a photo) and was $10 for a month for our pickup truck.

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We did a border run to extend our time in Peru... crossing to Ecuador was no problem - immigration and customs for exiting Peru and entering Ecuador in one complex across the border (drive past this point and follow the sign that says 'Salida Pais' to the next complex - marked on ioverlander) and it only took 45mins max...

This exit Ecuador / enter Peru complex is pretty straight forward (as per previous check ins)... Crossing back into Peru we had to wait 5 hours in the immigration line with hundreds of others... think this is due to a massive influx of Venezuelans coming into Peru... It doesn't seem to matter what day you cross, just expect it to take a while !!

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long line on a friday. Soat: 35$/2Month if you want it insured as a casa rolante (motor home). We just have a small van but did not want to take any chances. At home it is not registered as a motorhome, but tge police here might see the full buildout and judge otherwise.

Nice simple border even with the Long wait.

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Vehicle permit here, mac 3 months though despite we got 6 months of tourist visa. (system). Insurance $70 for 6 months or $45 for three.

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step by step.
first. stop your TIP at CEBAF, 4 km before the border.
second. get stamp to go out of ecuador.
third. get stamp to go into peru.
four. move to the vehicle counter and get the TIP, 90 days as the visa. you can get the soat before or later it doesnt matter.
super easy border. it took less tha 2 hours.

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migración took about 2.5 hours waiting but not difficult or stressful, had to collect the immigration form from a police officer inside the migración building then go back outside to line up, TIP was really easy the security guard that first stopped me upon entering the migración area pointed out where I needed to go to get everything done, soat insurance cost me $33 USD for one month for a motocycle which is more expensive then a car which is $10?? the Ecuador and Peru migración are at the same counter so you just get stamped out of Ecuador then move to the next person and get stamped into Peru!

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This is the correct station for crossing from Ecuador into Peru. You should already have turned in an "closed" your Ecuadorian vehicle permit. You do this at the station about 10 minutes earlier on the road which is marked in iOverlander as the east-most red official point on the Map View.

Here the process was rather straight forward. Go to Immigration. Get stamped out of Ecuador, no forms. Get stamped into Peru at te desk to the right, one entry form (you can walk in and ask for this form to fill out while waiting in line for Ecuador exit stamp). This line took about 30-45 minutes for us early afternoon on a Tuesday.

Next go back to Aduanas just across the way and explain you have a temporary vehicle import for tourism. They will direct you to the correct place quite a bit earlier down the road right at the beginning of the entire border station (1-2 minute walk). Here there is someone at a desk who will prepare your TIP. It took about 10 minutes with him asking various questions. We didn't need to buy SOAT beforehand, not give him any copies of anything.

After than buy SOAT for $8.00 USD in same building, 1 month maximum. The lady at the SOAT desk tried to scam us multiple times and was the only negative experience at this border (said it was $10 despite the price on the form stating $8, then tried to claim s/5 was correct exchange for $2... sigh).

Overall a pretty easy crossing.

-Adam and Maggie of the LetsNotPanic podcast

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Warning: Ecuador is currently in the process of changing their immigration registration system so there are very long queues! Plan to arrive in the morning. We stood in line for four hours and it got dark. The rest of the process (immigration Peru, customs) went fast.

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We exit Ecuador and entered Peru: There are identical border check points entry and exit. At both depending on your direction you get both immigration done. For us it was second check point to do exit Ecuador and enter Peru stamps on passport. The same checkpoint does entry paper work for Motorhome in building right as you enter. Only our Ecuador Motorhome paperwork was cancelled at first checkpoint which is on your left as you drive out from Ecuador. Only cost is insurance for Peru 1 month 10usd which is done in same building. Overall time around 1.5 hours probably being evening 4pm not much rush but they took about 15 minutes just to ensure our passports were not fake ( seems a big problem here ).. Rest easy crossing with no one hassling us.

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Binaciocial border post
Exit Equador Entrance Peru
Migration and customs

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