Peru has been attracting more foreign visitors, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI).
In December 2016, the country saw a 13% increase in foreigners arriving, with more than 404,000 individuals landing at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International airport.
Despite more incoming foreigners, there was a 3.1% decrease in those arriving with work visas, according to INEI.
Of those recorded, 26.4% of arrivals were from the United States, 8.1% were Chilean, 7.7% Colombian, 7.4% Argentinian, and 6.4% Spanish, rounding out the top five nationalities that visited.
Furthermore, over 298,000 Peruvians traveled abroad that month, a 7% increase as compared to the previous year. The principal destination was the United States (27.4%), followed in popularity by Spain (11%) and Chile (10.3%).