Medical Insurance and emergencies:
The annual meeting organizers are not responsible for individual or travel insurance for any meeting attendees. All participants are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before going to Merida.
For medical emergencies you can contact or visit the “Hospital Centro de Especialidades Medicas” at 999 920 4040. The Hospital is conveniently located two blocks southwest of the Fiesta Americana Hotel on Calle 60,329 B, Colonia, Centro 97000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (See map below).
Merida International Airport “Manuel Crescencio Rejón”.
Address: Carretera Mérida a Uman Km 4.5, 97291, Mérida, YUC, México.
Phone: +52 999 940 6090
Make sure you buy a ticket to travel to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Direct flights to “Merida International Airport-MID” from the United States and Canada:
For direct flights from the United States and Canada check the table below. For flights from other destinations check with your travel agent.
|Country||City, State (Province)||Airport||Code|
|United States of America||Houston, TX||George Bush International Airport||IAH|
|United States of America||Dallas, TX||Dallas Fort Worth International||DFW|
|United States of America||Miami, FL||Miami International Airport||MIA|
|United States of America||Orlando, FL||Orlando International Airport||MCO|
|United States of America||San Francisco, CA||San Francisco International Airport||SFO|
|Canada||Toronto, ON||Toronto Pearson International Airport||YYZ|
Exchange rate and currency: Currency: Mexican Pesos (MXN) For up to date exchange rate click the following link http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Language spoken in Merida and the Yucatan peninsula: The prevailing language in Merida is Spanish although many indigenous languages like “Yucatec Maya” are widely taught and spoken in the area. Some English spoken in tourist areas.
Electricity: Mexico uses Type A or B electricity sockets (outlets) similar to those used in the United States of America and Canada (120V, 60Hz). Click the link below for more information.
Gratuities for service: Gratuities for meals, valet parking, taxis, and other services is usually 10-20% and in most restaurants, it is generally included in the bill. Check your restaurant bill before tipping.
For visa requirements please check with the Mexican consulate near you. Use the following link for assistance to locate and contact the nearest Mexican consulate https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/Mexico