Facts about Hungary
For information on Hungarian entry-requirements due to the covid-19 situation, please visit the following website:
Passport and Visa
Participants from outside the EU have to possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the Conference. Please check your visa requirements on the website of the Portal of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Upon request, the Congress Secretariat will send a personal invitation to the Conference participants. This invitation however, is meant only to help visitors to raise funds or to obtain a visa, and will not constitute a commitment to provide any financial support.
Credit Cards, Currency and Exchange
The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Exchange facilities are present at the airport, in hotels, and at the exchange desks of banks.
American Express, Visa and Master Card are accepted at the registration desk, ATMs, in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logos before ordering a service.
The official language of the conference is English with simultaneous Russian interpretation.
Notice for Drivers (Zero Alcohol)
Drivers should be aware that there is a zero tolerance of blood alcohol level while driving in Hungary.
The time zone in Hungary is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used until the end of October.
Electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used which are different from the ones used in some other countries, like in the USA, the UK and Japan. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.
The usual shopping hours in Budapest are from 10:00 am to 20:00 pm, and in big shopping centres stores are open until 21:00 pm.
Smoking is not permitted inside the conference building, in restaurants and/or at the venues for social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors. In Hungary, smoking is prohibited in public buildings, on public transport, taxis, buses and trains.
The Organizing Committee cannot take responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.