Budapest is nicknamed “Paris of the East” for good reason, with broad boulevards, impressive churches, green parks and lively nightlife, there truly is something for everyone.
During your stay in Budapest, why not make the most of your trip and add on a day or two to explore the city. From castles to shopping and world famous spas, Budapest has it all. You will find more information and itinerary ideas at Budapest Tourism Website.
Currency: the Forint (Ft)
As in every European city, Budapest has numerous ATMs which accept most credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are widely accepted in shops and restaurants.
For many, a valid passport will be sufficient to visit Hungary for up to 90 days. American, Canadian and EU/EEA passport holders are all entitled to stay in Hungary for 90 days without applying for an additional tourist visa.
Hungary is also part of the Schengen Agreement, meaning that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the paperwork and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country.This is particularly beneficial for travellers who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip.
The Schengen visa is a ‘visitor visa’ and it is issued to citizens of countries who are required to obtain a visa before entering Europe.
It is advisable to contact your local Hungarian Embassy or Consulate for more information.If required, the conference secretariat can provide a personal “letter of invitation” for visa applications. It should nevertheless be understood that this letter should not be considered as a commitment of the organizers to provide any financial support. This letter will be sent only to registered participants.