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Arrival Information

AIRPORT TAX

There is an airport departure tax on each domestic and international flight (except for American Airlines tickets) from Peru that must be paid in cash at airport counter.

FLIGHTS

International flights are available from main world cities to the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. More information can be found at: www.lap.com.pe

AIRPORT TIPS

Upon arrival at the Lima Airport you must pass through Immigration Control where you will wait to present your passport. You will then receive stamp and a tourist card from the customs officer. After passing through customs proceed to baggage claim to retrieve your luggage.

OFFICIAL TOUR OPERATOR – CONDOR TRAVEL

The organization of the conference has selected a major tour operator to provide travel services and tours. For more information visit: www.condortravel.com

TEMPERATURE AND MEASUREMENT

Peru uses the metric system, thus distances are measured in meters, weight in grams, temperature in Celsius and volume in liters. (Hint: an easy formula to determine Fahrenheit temperature is to double the Celsius temperature and add 32).

CURRENCY

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate is $1 US = 2.70 Peruvian Nuevo Sol. The U.S. Dollar is widely accepted in Peru. Foreign currency (US$ and Euros) can be exchanged at hotels, banks and authorized exchange houses. For questions about the exchange rate, go to www.sbs.gob.pe

Peru’s main cities have ATMs that accept debit and credit cards including VISA, American Express, Master Card and Diner’s Club. Traveler’s checks are accepted by a limited number of establishments.

WEATHER

Peru, unlike other equatorial countries, does not have an exclusively tropical climate; the influence of the Andes and the Humboldt Current (or the Peruvian current) cause great climate diversity within the country.

TIME

Peru is on Eastern Standard Time. Peru does not observe daylight savings time.

INTERNET ACCESS

Wireless service is available at your hotel as well as in many Internet cafes all over Peru.

TELEPHONE CALLS

Telephone calls can be made directly from your room.

ELECTRICITY

Hotels rooms have both 220 and 110 voltage watts in hotel rooms.

SAFETY

During your visit to Peru, it is important that you take the precautions that are shared among the world’s main cities and tourist destinations, such as not neglecting your belongings in public places or avoiding deserted places at night. Besides the National Police, Lima districts have their local police department called “Serenazgo” who has the city under permanent surveillance.

LANGUAGES

The official spoken language of Peru is Spanish. Tourist guides, most reputable hotel and tourist staff speak English and can assist with translation services.

VACCINATIONS/MEDICAL

1.  Currently there are no mandatory vaccinations required to enter Peru. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for help in making decisions about which immunizations you may want to have. You may want to consider being vaccinated for hepatitis and make sure your tetanus shot is up to date.

2.  Ask your doctor about a prescription for an antibiotic to take with you in case a severe gastrointestinal illness. Fill this in the US before you leave.

Peru maintains good health conditions. Hospitals and clinics provide adequate services, especially in Lima and the other main cities.

SHOPPING

The main handmade craft stores are found in the markets on Avenida Petit Thouars in Miraflores. It is also possible to purchase crafts in the city’s main shopping centers. The sales tax (IGV) is 18%, and is usually included in the shown prices. Most stores, shopping centers, and handmade craft markets are open seven days a week (including holidays) from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.

You may bargain with street, market, and beach vendors on the price of some articles.

It is forbidden to take archeological, historical, flora and fauna objects out of the country.

TIPPING

Tipping is accepted in Peru.

USEFUL LINKS

For Tourist Information www.peru.travel/en/

Foreigners living in Peru www.livinginperu.com

Money Exchange Rate www.sbs.gob.pe

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