General information

Language

The official language of the Meeting is English.

Invitation Letter

An official invitation letter will be sent to participants who may need it to obtain a visa or funding, etc. 
Please contact the Meeting Secretariat.

Weather

In consequence of Hungary’s continental climate, July can be considered summer. The average temperature is 22-28 oC during the day and 15-22 oC at night. The humidity is rather low, but rainy days may be expected.

Visa

Entry visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, the USA and Canada. Citizens of other countries can obtain a visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their country. A valid passport is required. For more information about visas, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Currency, exchange, credit cards

The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks or at the registration desk of the Meeting at the daily rate indicated by the Hungarian National Bank.
American Express, Visa, Diners, Eurocard, Master Card and JCB Card are accepted in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.

Insurance

The Organizing Committee can not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Meeting. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.

Local transportation in Budapest

Public transport in the city is well organized. 
Trams, buses and metro trains operate without conductors. Tickets must be purchased in advance at stops or metro stations from ticket machines. Weekly passes allowing free travel on all means of transportation within the city limits can be bought from the machines as well.

Taxis

We suggest that you use only taxis equipped with a taximeter, such as Főtaxi (+36-1-222-2222), City Taxi (+36-1-211-1111).

Tipping

It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants and in taxis.

Electricity supply

In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan.