Travel Information

BSA Contingent Travel

Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to and from Cusco, Peru. Most flights arriving in Peru will connect through the city of Lima at Jorge Chávez International Airport.

IST— IST will need to coordinate their travel to arrive the morning of July 26, 2018, and depart no earlier than late afternoon on August 6, 2018. The Interamerican Moot leadership will provide shuttles to and from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco.

Participants WITHOUT an excursion to Machu Picchu— Participants who are not attending the additional excursion to Machu Picchu will need to coordinate their travel to arrive the morning of July 27, 2018, and depart no earlier than 4pm on August 5, 2018. The Interamerican Moot leadership will provide shuttles to and from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco.

Participants WITH an excursion to Machu Picchu — Participants who will be participating in the additional excursion to Machu Picchu will need to coordinate their travel to arrive the morning of July 27, 2018 and depart no earlier than 4pm on August 6, 2018. The Interamerican Moot leadership will provide shuttles to the Moot site on the day of arrival. Contingent Management Team (CMT) travel will provide shuttles to the airport on August 6, 2018. Overnight accommodations will be provided in Cusco on the evening of August 5, following the excursion of Machu Picchu.

Passports

All members of the Boy Scouts of America contingent at the Interamerican Scout Moot will be required to have a valid passport to enter Peru.

Carefully check the expiration date on your passport before traveling to Peru. Entry into Peru for the Interamerican Scout Moot requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Peru requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in Peru. For this reason, we recommend that your passport have at least six months’ validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.

Participants who do not yet have a passport should apply for one as soon as possible. See https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html or contact your local post office to apply for a passport.

Visas

Americans can visit Peru for up to 90 days without needing a visa. It is the responsibility of BSA members who are citizens of other nations to determine if they are required to obtain a visa to enter Peru; to obtain this visa if necessary; and to ensure that they will be able to reenter the United States after the event.

Travel Advice

The BSA’s International Department monitors the travel advice issued by the U.S. State Department on a regular basis. Travel advice and information issued by the U.S. government can be found at www.travel.state.gov.