Travel And Visa

Basic travel guide to Italy with local information including climate, currency and electricity is provided here. Regarding Passport and Visa procedures, please bear in mind that these are mere guidelines, for more information please contact the Italian Embassy or Consolate in your country and/or the Local Authorities.

Passport and Visa
As of October 26, 1997, Italy adheres to the Schengen Agreement. Citizens of countries not adhering to this agreement may be allowed entry to Italy on the following conditions:
- Entry must be at regular customs,
- Valid passport or equivalent travel documents acknowledged by Italian authorities,
- Papers proving the purpose of the voyage and stating means of transportation,
- Financial information must be provided as to how travel, accommodation and local expenses will be met,
- Valid visa, where necessary, for entry or transit,
- Exclusion from “persona non grata” lists of the Schengen system,
- Exclusion from international lists considered to be socially dangerous,
N.B. a foreign resident of a Schengen member state holding a valid stay permit is exempt from obtaining a visa provided that entry to Italy is not sought for hired work, independent work, or apprenticeship.
Any foreigner, although holding a valid visa, who cannot provide ALL of the above requirements can be turned down even at customs.
Financial information can be proven by showing cash, bank or insurance bonds, shares, prepaid service receipts or legalized papers showing revenue sources in Italy. All foreigners must prove accommodation in Italy and the appropriate amount of money to return home (a return ticket is sufficient). These requirements are not only necessary to obtain a valid visa but they are also necessary at moment of entry. Failure to provide all of the above requirements will cause entry permission to be revoked.
Apply early: visa applicants are advised to apply as soon as they decide to attend the conference. Please allow at least 90 days for visas to be issued.
Visa applicants should consult the Italian Embassies in their own countries concerning requirements to travel to Italy.

Duty Free Import
Personal effects and professional equipment can be brought into Italy as long as the customs officer deems their contents and quantities reasonable. Delegates from European Union countries can easily bring in goods without any limit or formal measures.

The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur in connection with the Geomorphometry 2020 Conference or during the field trips. Participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance policies typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs in case of injury or illness, and other possible risks of international travel.

The temperature in Perugia during the period of the conference ranges, on average, between 9°C (48,2°F) and 20°C (68,0°F).

Currency Exchange
Euro is the currency in use accepted at regular stores and restaurants. Credit cards are widely accepted at almost all hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can exchange your money at foreign exchange offices, banks and other authorized money exchange upon presentation of your passport.

Travellers’ Checks and Credit Cards
Travellers’ checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities, but the use of travellers’ checks in Italy is not always convenient. VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express are widely accepted credit cards at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants.

The electrical current is 220-230V, AC, 50 Hz throughout Italy including Perugia. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 110 and 220 volts but usually with two-leg plugs only.

Shops and other sales outlets in Italy are generally open on weekdays and Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:30 but closed on Sundays and national holidays. Participants residing outside the European Union can reclaim the Value Added Tax (VAT) they pay if they spend more than 175 € in the same shop.

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