International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 XX General Assembly Lima, Peru September 30 to October 2, 2019

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IARU R2 XX Conference

Tourism

Tourism destinations
The most popular: Cuzco – Macchu Picchu; Puno – Titicaca Lake; La Libertad – Chan Chan; Ica – Nazca Lines; Arequipa – Colca Valley; Lambayeque – Señor de Sipán; Amazon – Kuelap.

Visa requirements
Citizens of most American and West European countries do not need a visa. The citizens of Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile do not need a passport or a visa to enter certain regions of the country.

Vaccine requirements
Only those traveling to jungle areas need certain vaccines (malaria, yellow fever). For coastal and mountain areas, there are no vaccine requirements, unless specified by health authorities in case of a particular event.

Currency
The official currency in Peru is the Sol (S/.) divided into 100 céntimos. There are coins of 10, 20 and 50 céntimos, 1, 2 and 5 soles, and bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles.  (See images of bills and coins)

Exchange rate
The U.S. Dollar is accepted in most commercial stores and restaurants at the daily exchange rate. Most of them take credit cards, especially the best known: Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express.

Taxes and tips
All purchases must pay General Sales Tax (IGV), which is 18%.

Every time you make a purchase, request the payment voucher, which is called “Boleta de Venta“. There is another type of payment voucher called “Factura“, which is only issued to Peruvian taxpayers.

Services such as restaurants and hotels charge an additional “Service Tax” of 10%.

Tips: At restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip of between 5 and 10 percent of the invoice amount for the person serving. This tip can also be included in the credit card payment.

Mobility
Several companies provide taxi services: taxi Uber (938 119 820), taxi Beat (app via Play Store (Google) or App Store (iOS)), taxi Satelital (3555555). Currently, UBER, Taxi Beat and other mobile phone apps are working very well.

Electrical energy
Peru uses 220 volts, 60 Hz throughout the country. The plugs to be used can be of type A / B / C.

Gastronomy
Among the typical dishes in Lima are:

Desserts in Lima

Traditional drinks

Tourism information pages when visiting Lima:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.pe/Attractions-g294316-Activities-Lima_Lima_Region.html

Lima restaurant information page:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.pe/Restaurants-g294316-Lima_Lima_Region.html

Conference Hosts

Radio Club Peruano IARU Region 2