The North Coast

 Major towns have all the usual risks, most notably petty crime. Keep your wits about you. Chiclayo has a particularly bad reputation.

There is an outbreak of dengue fever in Morropon and Chulucanas, Piura. Chulucanas is a pleasant town, but dengue is a very unpleasant and potentially lethal disease.

The national institute of civil defense warns that heavy rains could result in sever landslides in the city of Cajamarca at any time.

The Ecuadorian Border Crossing is difficult and can be dangerous, but follow our detailed advice and you’ll be just fine.

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