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Know Before You Go
Important Things to Know Before You Go!

DETAILED PROGRAMME
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LIST OF POSTERS
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GALA DINNER
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Visa Requirements

For citizens of many but not all countries, a valid passport (or personal identity card for residents of EU) is sufficient to enter Slovenia. Participants are advised to check visa requirements at the nearest Slovene embassy or consulate. Information on visas and addresses of Slovene embassies is available on the web site of the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mzz.gov.si

Participants who need a visa to enter Slovenia have to request a Letter of Guarantee which will be prepared by the Organising Committee. The visa cannot be obtained without a Letter of Guarantee which is intended to facilitate participant’s visa arrangements only, and does not imply the provision of any financial or other support.In case you will apply for a visa at any Slovene embassy please fill out the form below completely in order to arrange a Letter of Guarantee and fax it to +386-1-24-17-296 or send it attached in an email to the address registration@cd-cc.si to the technical organiser, Cankarjev dom, at least one month before the arrival.

The organiser is authorised to demand payment of registration fee before the visa procedure starts. Please note that all costs are to be covered by the participant (verification tax and DHL post costs if needed).


Weather in April

Due to the changes in climate – Mediterranean at the coast, Alpine in the Alps and the Karavanke mountains, and Pannonian to the northeast of the country – the appropriate clothes for each season is recommended. The mean average temperature in the spring is around 10°C.

You can check the actual weather condition in Slovenia on the website www.weather.com


Important telephone numbers

112 Emergency services urgent medical help, firefighters, veterinary help, rescue teams
113 Police emergencies
080 12 00 Police reporting offenders, anonymous phone line
1987 AMZS roadside assistance and towing
080 1900 Tourist telephone free line for tourists and tourism workers to report 24 hours a day their comments, complaints, criticism and suggestions
1188 Information on telephone subscribers in Slovenia
1180 Information on international telephone subscribers
198 10 Alarm call service
090 93 9881 General information (pay number)
+386 international code for Slovenia
00 international dialling code

Health Care

In Slovenia there is no danger of contracting any dangerous diseases, so no special vaccination requirements are made for travelling here. Vaccination against tetanus is recommended, but not essential.


Insurance

The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Conference participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.


Electricity

Mains electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries. Visitors from the following European countries will have to use the appropriate adapter:

  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Cyprus
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • Lichtenstein
  • Denmark

Visitors from outside Europe will also need the appropriate adapters to use their electrical appliances in Slovenia.


Time zone

Slovenia is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.


Currency and Exchange Rates

The official currency of Slovenia is the Euro = EUR, which is subdivided into 100 cents. International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. The most popular card Maestro can be used almost everywhere, even for small amounts. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the airport. In case you need to exchange money, the best is doing this at a bank. Foreign exchange booths sometimes charge high fees, so please check, before you change your money.


Shopping

Most shops in Ljubljana are open from 9:00 to 17:00, Monday till Friday. Saturdays and Sundays have shorter opening hours. Slovenia is extremely well provided with cash dispensers. Many of them offer other types of services in addition to cash withdrawals.


Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent (but it is a very personal thing).