General information


The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in Hungary Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets (“Schuko sockets“) are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 “Europlugs“.

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official national Hungarian currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Though Hungary is a member of the European Union, only a few shops and restaurants accept Euros (EUR) for payment. Currency exchange booths are available in Budapest at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Click here to see the actual official exchange rates. Convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and certain shops in the city. ATM cash machines can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street.

Liability and insurance

The organizers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Symposium. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the Symposium.


The international code for Hungary is +36, the area code for Budapest is 1. Budapest telephone numbers have seven digits (without the +36-1 prefix), all other areas have six digits (plus the area code). Public telephones are hard to find and they are not recommended to use.

In case of emergency just use the 112 as usual in the EU.


Hungary in September is in the Central European Summer Time Zone. Clocks should be set at GMT +2 hours, but smart devices can handle this matter automatically.


The weather in Hungary in September is usually sunny and warm. Temperatures are usually in the range between 20 and 25 °C during the day.