Best Paper Award 2022 on Transportation Infrastructure

 

Best Paper Award 2022 on Transportation Infrastructure

ICG and ISMARTI organize a competition for the best papers 2022 on transport infrastructure. In the first call, the papers presented and approved by the International Scientific Committee 5-ICTI-2022 will be published in the proceedings of the “5th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure, to be held in Lima, from 10 to 13 August 2022.

First, second and third place will receive an electronic certificate and will have the option to publish their paper in Infrastructures Magazine https://www.mdpi.com/journal/infrastructures (after the normal peer review procedure). Contact: conference@icti.pe

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Central is the world’s second best restaurant

 

PERUVIAN CHEFS VIRGILIO MARTÍNEZ AND PÍA LEÓN’S RESTAURANT CONTINUES TO CONQUER THE WORLD. IT WAS RANKED NUMBER 2 IN THE 2022 RANKING.

Central, a restaurant run by Peruvian chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, was voted the second best restaurant in the world in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The prestigious ranking was announced this afternoon.

The gala, which brought together the best chefs in the world, was held this Monday at Old Billingsgate in London.

Central, located in Lima, has moved up two places in the ranking. Last year it was ranked fourth best in the world. It was also voted Best Restaurant in South America in 2021.
 

MORE PERUVIANS IN THE RANKING
The gala also gave another great news to Peruvian gastronomy. Maido, by chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, ranked 11th in the ranking.

In addition, the Mayta restaurant, by the renowned Jaime Pesaque, ranked 32nd on the list. It had previously been included in the prestigious list of the 50 Best Latam.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, a list compiled by gastronomic experts from all over the planet, celebrates its 20th anniversary in London, its home from 2003 to 2015 before it traveled to New York, Melbourne (Australia), Bilbao (Spain) and Singapore and the pandemic hiatus.

 
More information in: www.centralrestaurante.com.pe
 
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What is new when traveling to Machu Picchu?

Prevention protocol before Covid-19 for the attention of tourist visits in the llaqta or Inca city of Machu Picchu

  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is fully open.
  • To board the trains they no longer request face shields. Temperature checks are also not necessary. You must be fully vaccinated to board the trains.
  • To board the buses to Machu Picchu, you need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.
  • Use of a double surgical mask or a KN95.
  • Social distancing of 1 meter.
  • Hand disinfection with the supplies provided at the time of entry.
  • Forbidden to consume food during the visit.

 
In addition to this, remember that a total of 3,000 visitors can enter daily at up to nine different times that go from 06:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
In addition, the archaeological center has recently been adapted so that the groups cross each other as few times as possible through the 4 defined unidirectional circuits. Added to this is the disinfection of homes and commercial premises carried out in the district of Machu Picchu Pueblo in the previous months.
 
These safety and health protocols that both the citadel of Machu Picchu and the PeruRail train service operator have implemented seek that travelers from all over the world can enjoy this world wonder, requiring the active participation and commitment of visitors.
 
Prohibitions during your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu
During your visit to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the following is prohibited, among other things:

  • Carry backpacks, bags or handbags larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Enter with food and household items.
  • Carry canes, umbrellas, parasols, portable seats, tripods, supports or extensions for cameras, cell phones or any other stabilization or extension element for filming and/or photography.
  • Enter with animals, with the exception of guide dogs.
  • Make loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others.
  • Causing a riot, jumping, lying down, running, undressing or creating disorder.
  • Climb or lean on walls and/or structures. Touch, move or extract lithic elements.
  • Disturb, collect or extract flora or fauna.
  • Smoking, vaping or carrying out any type of fire.
  • Throw waste of any kind.

Peru Travel Restrictions Updates – COVID

Updated on May 10, 2022. The use of masks in open spaces is optional in some regions such as Lima.

New Restrictions to Enter Peru

  • Peruvians, resident foreigners and non-resident foreigners over 12 years of age, regardless of their country of origin, must prove that they have completed the vaccination against Coronavirus.
  • Unvaccinated individuals must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
  • Children under the age of 12 can board the plane without a PCR test as long as they are asymptomatic.
  • People who show symptoms when entering the country’s territory will be monitored and will be subject to mandatory 14-day isolation.
  • Everyone entering Peru must complete the “Electronic Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization” within 72 hours prior to travel.

 
Restrictions within Peru:

  • Those over 12 years of age will be able to board interprovincial flights and buses only if they are fully vaccinated.
  • Unvaccinated individuals must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
  • Those over 18 years of age must have a booster shot to board domestic flights and ground transportation.
  • Otherwise, they must submit a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
  • Everyone must complete the “Electronic Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization.”

 
Border Restrictions:
All land borders are open, travelers must be vaccinated to board.
 
Wearing a mask is mandatory in all public areas:

  • In Áncash, Ica, Lima, the use of masks in open spaces is optional.
  • The other regions, the use of masks is mandatory in all public places; 1 KN95 mask or 1 3-ply disposable mask + 1 reusable cloth mask is required.

Central de Peru is the fourth best restaurant in the world and the first in South America in 2021.

Chef Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, recognized for their gastronomic exploration of Peru’s biodiversity, Central de Peru is the fourth best restaurant in the world and the first in South America in 2021. “The Central team, with the research center Mater Initiative, make up a group of expeditioners full of curiosity about Peru”, defines himself, where he signs a singular commitment to rediscover products, which go from the Coast to the Amazon, with the Andes as the axis, and to translate them into creative dishes. It is the gastronomic verticality of a chef, who prefers to take risks and move away from the most orthodox avant-garde to observe “the world from a different level” and create recipes that are accompanied by height measured in meters according to the origin of their ingredients (sometimes undocumented and cataloged by the chef and his team). Central is a restaurant with two floors, capacity for around 70 diners and a glazed kitchen overlooking the dining room, from where you can see Virgilio Martínez and Pía León finishing and checking dishes on the show.

As beverage options, the menus can be harmonized with a pairing of wines or juices (non-alcoholic), also made with Andean ingredients and under a format designed by the sommelier, coordinated with the kitchen and pastry team. “It’s about using ingredients from the same heights to complement the food.” In addition, at the entrance of the restaurant, there is a cocktail bar, an area with a bar, high stools and an informal menu of dishes, various non-alcoholic drinks and interesting cocktails, many based on a ‘made in Central’ philosophy.
 

 
More information in: www.centralrestaurante.com.pe
 
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COVID-19: Infection rate in Peru continues to decline

Confirmed cases of covid-19 and deaths from this disease continue to decline in all regions of Peru and, if the trend continues, the third wave is likely to end in March, reported Dr. César Munayco, director of Surveillance in Peru. Public Health of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
 
In a virtual exhibition of the situation of covid-19 in Peru, Munayco maintained that “we are on the verge of finishing the third wave in the coming weeks” and appealed to the responsible behavior of the population.
 
“If this continues like this, in March we will probably have very few confirmed cases. And if there are few cases, there will be few hospitalizations and few deaths. We are heading towards the end of the third wave, we will see the end of this wave in March,” he said.
 
National averages
According to his explanation, currently the average infections of covid-19 at the national level are below the level reached in the first wave and minimally above the lowest level of the second wave.
 
In terms of mortality, cases are still at levels above the second wave but below the first. Hospitalization is also on the decline and ICU bed occupancy decreased by 16%, now reaching 57%.
 
After reaffirming that it is likely that there will be very low levels in March, the expert from the CDC Peru pointed out that there are certain criteria to indicate that the wave is over: that the cases are below or equal to the minimum levels of the previous wave and that low levels are maintained for four weeks.
 
Munayco pointed out that, despite the downward trend, the population should not neglect but maintain biosecurity measures, such as the use of masks, social distancing, avoiding crowds and, most importantly, immunizing against the disease.
 
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Flight Protocols

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Travel light and avoid delays. You can review the list of allowed objects here.
  • At the airport and during the flight, the use of a double mask or a mask with a high filtration capacity (N95, KN95, FFP2 or KF94) is required, except for children under two        years of age.
  • Social distancing, not less than one meter.
  • Do not go to the airport with companions, except for people who need special assistance.
  • If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 or physical discomfort, do not go to the airport. Contact your airline to reschedule your flight.
  • Check-in electronically before going to the airport.
  • Jorge Chávez airport operates 24 hours a day.
  • Only passengers whose flight is scheduled within the next 2 hours if it is a domestic flight and 3 hours if it is an international flight will be able to enter the terminal.        You will not be allowed to enter the airport before the indicated time.
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    SHIPMENT PROTOCOL SHIPMENT PROTOCOL
    Entry:

  • All passengers must wear a double mask at all times.
  • To enter the airport, all passengers must present their identity document (physical) and their boarding pass or reservation, preferably electronically.
  • Body temperature will be measured upon entering the terminal. Passengers with a temperature greater than 38°C will not enter.
  • The entrance to the airport is done as follows:
    • Pedestrian entrance: Gates 1 and 2. (next to the Faucett InOutlet)
    • Vehicle access through the freeway: only to drop off passengers. Without cost.
    • To enter the terminal, check the corresponding door.
      • Passengers with hold luggage, entry is through gates 7 and 9.
      • Passengers with hand luggage, gate 11.
      • Passengers with preferential attention, door 8.

     
    If you need to check-in, you can do it at the counter of your airline, if not, go to the entrance to board.
     
    Shipment

  • With your boarding pass in hand, proceed to the lounge entrance. Swipe your boarding pass through the reader machine. (TUUA)
  • In the security controls, they will give the instructions to the passenger so that he complies with the location of his belongings in the appropriate place, prior to the        inspection.
  • The use of trays is only for items outside of your carry-on luggage such as clothing or large electronic items. Minor items such as watches, bracelets, cell phones must be        included in carry-on baggage.
  • It is not necessary to remove footwear.
  • At the time of boarding, the line will be made respecting the social distancing marked on the floor signage.
  • Passengers must pass their boarding pass through the reader machine to avoid contact and exchange of documents with airline personnel.
  • When boarding, the passenger must follow the security protocols. On international flights, in addition, the airline will request the necessary documents for your flight:
    • Each passenger is responsible for reviewing the requirements of the country of destination.
  • After each flight, the boarding lounges are disinfected.
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    LANDING PROTOCOL
    Disembarkation

  • On international flights to enter Peruvian territory, the passenger must present to the airline, in their country of origin:
    • Peruvians, resident foreigners and non-resident foreigners aged 12 years and over whose final destination is the national territory, as passengers and regardless of the country of origin, must prove that they have completed the dose of vaccine against COVID-19, fourteen ( 14) days before boarding at your point of origin; failing that, they can present a negative molecular test with a result date no greater than 72 hours before embroidering at their point of origin. Those under twelve years of age only need to be asymptomatic to board. Those people who show symptoms when entering national territory enter mandatory isolation, according to regulations on the matter.
    • Peruvian passengers and resident foreigners from the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, or who have made a stopover in these places, must prove that they have completed, in Peru and/or abroad, their vaccination schedule against COVID-19. 19 and have a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 48 hours before boarding at their point of origin. The entry into the national territory of non-resident foreigners from the Republic is suspended until January 2, 2022. from South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, or who have made a stopover in these places in the last 14 days.
    • The National Health Authority is empowered to take molecular tests (PCR) for passengers arriving in the country, establishing complementary health measures for positive cases among those from countries with cases of community infection due to the variants of concern of the disease. COVID-19, or who have made a stopover in these places.
    • If you have had the disease, you must present a health document from the country of origin that certifies the discharge status of COVID-19 in the period of up to 3 months prior to the trip.
    • The “Electronic Sworn Declaration of Health, and commitment to carry out the isolation or quarantine of the traveler”, which can be found on the website of the National Migration Superintendence (http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/​)
    • Both documents mentioned above must be kept since they can also be requested in Peruvian territory.

     
    Domestic nationals:

  • As of December 10, 2021, passengers of the national air transport service over 18 years of age, in the four (4) alert levels, will only be able to board if they prove their full        dose of vaccination in Peru or abroad; failing that, they can present a negative molecular test with a result date no older than 72 hours before boarding.
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    Connecting flights

  • Passengers passing through Peru on connecting flights must present a negative molecular test only if the country of destination requires it.
  • Passengers on connecting flights must always wear a double mask.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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    Flight information

    At the airport and during the flight, the use of a double mask or a mask with a high filtration capacity (N95, KN95, FFP2 or KF94) is required, except for children under two years of age. More information here.
     
    International flights:
    The suspension of flights from South Africa is extended until March 31. More information here.
    Passengers 12 years of age or older, who enter Peru, must prove that they have the full dose of vaccination against COVID-19. Alternatively, they can present a negative result of a molecular test (result no more than 48 hours before boarding). Children under 12 years of age, who enter the country, only need to be asymptomatic.
    It is a requirement to complete the online format “Sworn Declaration of Health and Geolocation Authorization”, within 72 hours prior to the trip, here.
     
    National Flights:
    Passengers over 12 years of age will only be able to board if they prove a full dose of vaccination, and the booster dose for those over 40 years of age who are qualified to receive it according to current protocol. In case they do not complete the vaccination schedule, they must present the negative result of a molecular test (no more than 48 hours before boarding). More information here.
     
    Take alternate routes. Since January 30 and for 45 days, the authorities have ordered the closure of Av. Faucett from south to north (direction to Ventanilla).
     
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