2.3.4 Peru Border Crossing of Iñapari (Brazil)


The Iñapari Border Crossing is located in Iñapari, which is one of the three districts of the Province of Tahuamanu, located in the Department of Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios Region, in Peru. The Acre River marks the border between Peru and Brazil. Currently, the entire South Interoceanic highway is paved and the distance of 229 km that separates Iñapari from Puerto Maldonado can be done in a trip of approximately 3 hours by car.

It is also the border, customs control point for entering, and leaving the country on the Interoceanic Highway that links the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. This road crosses the border (about 200 meters from the main square of Iñapari) over the Acre River and 1 km further on you reach the Brazilian town of Assis Brasil.


Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Peru: Iñapari
Brasil: Assis

Province or District

Iñapari - Madre de Dios

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Puerto Maldonado (229 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administracion Tributaria (SUNAT)

Contact Person

Av. Leon Velarde S/N (Carretera Interoceânica)

Barrio La Colonia – Iñapari – Madre de Dios



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Cuzco International Airport (704 km)

Truck Travel Time: 13 hours

Car Travel time: 12 hours

Nearest Port

Port of Ilo - Moquegua (1,190 km)

Truck Travel Time: 21 hours

Car Travel time: 20 hours

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Puerto Maldonado (229 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4:00 hours

Car Travel time: 3:30 hours

Other Information

On the Interoceanic highway from Puerto Maldonado to Iñapari, there are several service stations and several towns are crossed on the route.

Hours of Operation


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm


07:00 am to 19:00 pm

National Holidays

The border crossing is open 365 days a year.

Seasonal Constraints

No seasonal restrictions

Daily Capacity

Due to the little traffic of passengers and cargo that cross the border, it is much reduced, also the capacity is reduced. It can handle 200 people a day. However, if they do not have the proper facilities, their create a bottleneck when you have many people trying to cross the border.

Customs Clearance

Import or export cargo crossing is not very common. Unfortunately, there are no trade agreements and free transit across borders, as in the case of Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. The SUNAT office is implemented but sends all import cargo to its warehouses in Puerto Maldonado, cargo is not cleared at this border. The movement or traffic of passengers is reduced therefore there is not much trade of import or export of goods.

For more information on customs in Peru, please see the following link:  1.3 Customs Information. 

Other Relevant Information

The studies for the construction of the Frontier Control Center in Iñapari, whose feasibility has not yet been processed because Brazil believes that it is not convenient, for the time being, to implement an integrated control system as established in the Acuerdo Marco signed by both Chancelleries.

The Peruvian and Brazilian delegations discuss a proposal to move forward in integrated control, through the exchange of information and coordination of procedures among peers. The internalization of the Agreement between Brazil and Peru for the Establishment of Integrated Control Systems at Border Posts is awaited in the legal system in order to proceed with the negotiations regarding the installation of the post.

Border Control currently on the Peru side has a heterogeneous provision of control and facilitation services for the transit of persons, equipment, goods and vehicles on the Paso de Frontera by each of the national border control entities. It is a weak organization of the front. In addition to a deficient infrastructure (provisional) and equipment in the Frontier Control Center.


Complejo Fronterizo Iñapari

Av. Leon Velarde S/N (Carretera Interoceânica)

Barrio La Colonia – Iñapari – Madre de Dios


For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

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