Passport and Visas

All non-residents of the EU are required to have a valid passport. Participants should check regarding visa requirements for travel to Austria. Applications should be made to the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. Citizens of member states of the European Union and the USA do not need visas.

Insurance and Liability

Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. No responsibility can be assumed by the Congress for personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by the participants.


Weather in April is usually warm and sunny (6-20°C). However, evenings may be cool and there is some possibility of brief showers. Thus, a jacket or a raincoat and an umbrella may be useful.


The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz.


Bank hours are

Monday - Friday 08:00am – 12:00am and 02:00pm – 04:00pm
Some locations 08:00am – 04:00pm


The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency in Austria. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.

Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euros

Money can be changed at the airport, at banks, exchange bureaus and larger hotels.
For a cash advance, credit cards and Maestro-cards can be used at cash dispensers (Bankomat) which are available all over the city.