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GENERAL INFORMATION

Arrival & Departure

International flights arrive at Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (19 km from city centre). The terminal has 24 hour snack bars, 24 hour currency exchange, left luggage facility, first-aid and pay phones.

Please go through the Green Channel if you have less than US$ 10,000 on your person and if you have no unaccompanied baggage. Please use the Red Channel if you have anything to declare and if you are carrying foreign currency in excess of US$ 10,000.

In case you are arriving off a domestic (national) flight, you will arrive at Terminal 1 of the Indira Gandhi (Domestic) Airport (12 km from city centre). The terminal has a 24 hour snack bar and pay phones. Please note that the domestic terminal has separate arrival and departure areas.

At both airports you will be received by ICCO Global Summit 2006 "Welcome Staff". If your room rate includes airport/hotel transfer the hotel car service will be there to receive you. If you have asked for transfers to be provided by the travel agent the Welcome Staff will assist you for the same.

If you wish to make your own transfer arrangements, please contact the Welcome Staff for information.


Passport and Visa requirements

You are advised to contact the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your country in order to obtain a visa of entry. Please apply for your visa in good time. Your travel agent may also be able to help you.

Foreign visitors entering India must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their date of entry in India, except in the case of nationals of Bhutan and Nepal who need only carry suitable means of identification.

In case of difficulty in obtaining a visa, please contact the ICCO Global Summit Secretariat.

Import Regulations


You may bring with you into India articles and gadgets for personal use, 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars or 250 gms tobacco) and liquor and wines up to 1 litre.


Export Regulations


On your return you may take back, as accompanied baggage, souvenirs, including Indian silk, wool, handicrafts etc. without any limit. Gold and silver jewellery and handicrafts up to a value of Indian Rupees 100,000. Please note that the export of antiques and art objects more than 100 years old is restricted and that the export of wildlife products is prohibited.


Currency

The currency in India is the Rupee, which comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Please use authorised money changers and banks to change currency. They will issue a certificate of exchange which is required at the time of re-conversion of any unused currency. Under the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, it is an offence to exchange foreign currency other than through authorised money changers or banks.

Insurance and Liability

The Organisers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies as necessary.

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 organisers in case of any necessary modifications such as change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other exigencies beyond the organisers' control.


Language

A host of languages are spoken in Delhi and the rest of the country. English is widely spoken except in most rural areas.


Health

Please consult with your physician regarding health precautions prior to visiting India.

If you are coming from or have visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of inoculation against Yellow Fever is required.


General Advice on consumption of food

  • Drink only bottled water and check that the seal is intact when you receive it.
  • Avoid raw vegetables, uncooked seafood and peeled fruit.
  • Avoid food and drinks from street vendors.

IDD

The Country Code for India is '91' followed by the Delhi City Code '11', this is then followed by the telephone number, e.g. 91 11 XXXX XXXX. The international access code when dialing out of India is "00".


Electricity

The voltage in India is 220 volts. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, the hotel can provide adaptors on request


Personal Property

Please take good care of your personal property. The conference organisers and staff at the venues are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.


Public Transport

New Delhi is a very large city, and we advise participants to use cars or taxis for their personal use. Please contact the Secretariat for information on hiring of chauffeur-driven cars.


Local Time

Indian Standard Time (IST) is GMT + 5.30.


Dress Code

  • Opening Session - Business Attire
  • Meeting Sessions - Business Attire
  • Hall of Fame Dinner - Lounge Suit/National Dress


Smoking Policy

All conference rooms are no-smoking areas.


Tips

There is no compulsion to tip for service rendered. However, tipping for services in restaurants and hotels is 10 -15% of the bill.

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