12th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC-2020)
Hyderabad International Convention Centre,
3-7 February 2020, Hyderabad, India
& XL (40th) AGM Meeting of EMSI

Useful Tips

Please consult your physician regarding health precautions for visiting India. If you are from or have recently visited Africa, South America or an area infected with yellow fever, proof of vaccination is required within five days of arrival in India.

Drinking bottled water at all times is strongly recommended. Avoid eating uncooked food like salads at any location outside the Congress. Tea or coffee (including street food stalls) is safe, only if it is piping hot!

The voltage in India is 230 volts. You will require a voltage converter if you are carrying a device that does not work on 230 Volts. Wall sockets accommodate plugs with two or three round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, most hotels will provide adaptors on request but it is better to carry your own for convenience.

Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT. During the APMC, IST is 4 hours 30 minutes ahead of London, 3 hours 30 minutes ahead of Paris, 9 hours 30 minutes ahead of New York and 2 hours 30 minutes behind Singapore. We do not change time during summer. All of India has just one time zone.

All public areas are non-smoking except for specified smoking zones.

Liquor bought at shops is 50% cheaper than the same served in a restaurant or hotel. As a result of current legislation in Telangana, it is illegal to serve alcohol in public places after 10.30 p.m. Therefore, kindly note that no alcohol will be available at any bar (including those in hotels) after this cut-off time. Individuals, who wish to partake of alcoholic beverages after such time, may only do so via room service within hotels.

The organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required.

While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the organizers in the event of any necessary modifications, including change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other exigencies beyond the organizers’ control.

Your security is paramount and all venues in the city give due importance to it. Please expect your bags to be checked / subjected to luggage scanners in airports, hotels, shopping malls and stores. The security personal may frisk you too, but then it is in your own interest and requires compliance.