LIMA AIRPORT PERU – JORGE CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIM)
Lima Airport (LIM) – or known in Spanish as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez – is Peru’s main international and domestic airport, located in the city of Callao.
It is named after the famous Peruvian aviator, Jorge Chavez. The airport is located 10km from Lima’s Historical Centre, and 17km from the tourist district of Miraflores. Here is some important information about Lima Airport, to help make your arrival, departure or connection run smoothly.
ATMs, Banks, Money Exchange
At any main international airport, there are sure to be sufficient ATMs and money exchange services – Lima Airport is definitely one of them. Lima’s International Airport consists of two floors, and on each floor, there are ATMs and money exchange counters. On the second floor of Lima’s Airport, next to the iPeru tourist information office, there are ATM stations where all three of Peru’s major banks are located.
These three banks are ScotiaBank, BBVA Intercontinental and BCP. It is always a good idea to check if your bank has any arrangements with these four banks, as this could save you a lot of fees. There are also ATMs situated on the ground floor, by the domestic arrivals gate.
Lima Duty Free
Duty Free is a highlight for many travellers, and Lima Airport does not disappoint. Located in the International Departures Concourse and the International Arrivals Concourse, it can only be accessed by passengers. Open 24/7, here you’ll have an exclusive shopping experience on tax free products. Anything from perfumes, cosmetics, liquor, electrical goods and clothing can be purchased while waiting for your flight.
The International Air Health Unit is located on the first floor of Lima Airport, at the domestic arrivals area. Here, you are able to get your Yellow Fever vaccine shots, recommended for those that will be travelling to the Amazon during their time in Peru. There are many countries where having the Yellow Fever vaccine is a requirement to enter the country after visiting Peru, such as Australia and Bolivia.