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Useful Information


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).


Airport:

Merida International Airport “Manuel Crescencio Rejón”.

Code: MID

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.

http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

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.

 

Visa Requirements


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

     
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