General information

Weather
Daytime temperatures are between 7°C and 14°C, while nights can drop to a freezing -1°C. Unlike the previous months where precipitation is overshadowed by snow, rain dominates March. Rainfall stands at an average of 40.6mm in this month. There may be short cold breathing of winterizing conditions with snow and frost at the onset of this month.

Dress
informal, but for the Gala Dinner that is semi-formal (for ladies: cocktail dress or dressy suit, for gentlemen: dark suit)

Visas
Holders of passports issued by several countries are granted, under bilateral agreements, visa-free travel to Hungary. For a full list please visit the Consular Services website: konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements

Currency, exchange, bank cards
The official currency is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, in hotels, at banks. ATMs are available throughout the country. American Express, Visa, Diner, Eurocard, MasterCard, JCB cards are mostly accepted in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask before ordering a service, or buy.

Insurance
The Organizing Committee does not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to carry the proper travel and health insurance.

Electricity supply and phone
In Hungary electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz like in most European countries. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries (e.g. USA, UK, Japan etc.). Phoning and mobile servicing background is according to European standards.

Travel
By public transportation: Hungary lies at the crossroad of the main tourist traffic in Europe. More than 30 regular and low cost airlines operate flights to and from Budapest. For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu – Budapest Airport flight information
www.mahartpassnave.hu – riverboat and hydrofoil timetable

By car: Toll must be paid on motorways. Annual, monthly and ten-day vignettes are available. www.hungary-vignette.eu