The official language of the Symposium is English.

A name badge will be required for access to the congress area. Participants will receive a name badge when they check in at the registration desk. It must be worn at all times.

Wednesday, May 11: 11.00 – 18.00
Thursday, May 12: 8.00 – 18.00
Friday, May 13: 8.00 – 13.00
Please go to the registration desk upon arrival to collect your Symposium kit.

Wednesday, May 11: 11.00 – 20.00
Thursday, May 12: 8.00 – 18.30
Friday, May 13: 8.00 – 14.00

By clicking on the following link you can  consult the Hungarian COVID-19 regulations:


Please take note of the following Symposium COVID-19 rules:

  • Please DO NOT ATTEND the Symposium if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wearing FFP2 mask is mandatory in the meeting rooms and recommended in all the other areas of the congress venue.
    Free masks can be picked up for free at the registration desk.
  • Social distancing wherever possible and hygiene measures are highly recommended: hand sanitising stations are available in the conference venue.


In case you need to get a COVID test before travelling back to your Country, you can find more information here: (a COVID-test station is available close to the Novotel Budapest City hotel, same building of the congres venue).

ASF regulation and recommendations

Please be aware of the following regulation and recommendations in order to avoid ASF transmission or contamination:

  • Importation of any food product made of pork to Hungary, from any country outside the EU is strictly forbidden
  • As a professional, keep all personal biosecurity measures, which are necessary to prevent ASFV contamination
  • Wild boars in the forests surrounding Budapest and at substantial part of the territory of Hungary may be ASFV infected. Any contact with the wildlife is the exclusive responsibility of the visitor, the symposium organizers disclaim any responsibility concerning ASFV contamination.

Certificates of attendance will be sent to the attendees via e-mail, after the Symposium.

To consult public transport time schedules, itineraries and ticket prices please visit

The main taxi companies are:
Főtaxi +36 1 222 2222
Taxi 4 +36 1 444 4444
6X6 Taxi +36 1 666 6666
City Taxi +36 1 211 1111
Budapest Taxi +36 1 777 7777

Calling the ambulance, the police, the fire service, and the general emergency number (112) is free of charge.
Registration fees do not include insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, and/or cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage
to personal possessions.

The weather in Hungary in May is usually sunny but rain is possible, it worth to prepare your travel clothing regarding this.
Temperatures are usually in the range between 20-25 °C during the day. Check the weather forecast for Budapest at

The official national currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Although 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 other public places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary.
Traveller’s cheques and convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and certain shops in the city. You can withdraw cash with debit/credit cards at ATM cash machines that are located in banks, hotels, or on the street.

The electricity voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, British, Swiss, and American visitors should take note that Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets are used in Hungary, and also CEE7/16 “Europlugs“ are accepted.

In winter time GMT+1 hour, in summer GMT+2 hours (same as in West Europe)

The national dialing code for Hungary is +36. The following 0 is omitted.

Opening hours of most shops are generally between 10 AM and 6 PM on workdays, and until 1 PM on Saturdays.
The shopping malls are a general exception, as their opening times are uniform for all shops in a given mall, and are longer than usual: Monday through Saturday 9 AM – 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM. Some larger supermarkets, such as Tesco, have units that are open 24 hours a day.

Numerous countries have an embassy in Budapest. These are generally located in the ‘diplomatic district’ near Heroes Square, while others are located downtown or on the Buda side. It is worth visiting some of them, as most are located in beautiful old villas.

Click here to find out your Embassy in Budapest

Tipping is not compulsory in Hungary but leaving a little extra for services is common practice. Unlike most countries, tips are rarely left on the table, instead customers should hand over their cash to the waiter and tell them how much (if any) change they would like back. Generally 10-15% on top of the total bill is a suitable amount to tip. In upmarket hotels, a tip of USD $2 for bell boys and around USD $1 Per day for housekeeping is appreciated. For taxis, a tip of around USD $1 or rounding up the fare is a nice gesture.