Hyatt Regency Hotel Izmir – Türkiye: Bahcelerarasi Sehit Binbasi Ali Resmi Tufan Sokak No 7/A
Date: Wednesday-Saturday, June 07-10, 2023
Language: The official language of the conference is English.
Participation: Registration is required for participation to the congress and social activities.
Exhibition: At the same time with the meeting, during the conference hours
Registration desk location and opening times
Located at the Hyatt Receny Izmir Hotel, (Hotel Convention Center)
Wednesday, June 07, 2023 07:00 – 20:00
Thursday, June08, 2023 07:30 – 18:00
Friday, June 09, 2023 07:30 – 18:00
Saturday, June 10, 2023 07:30 – 16:00
Climate: The average daily temperature in June in Izmir, Türkiye is (Minimum to Maximum): 26-32 C° / 78-89 F°.
USEFUL TIPS FOR VISITORS
Here are our practical tips and some helpful information to know before you arrive in Türkiye. Let us help you be prepared and informed on everything you need to know.
ATMs: ATMs can be found all around the country. All of them offer foreign language options and pay out Turkish liras. Cash withdrawal limits vary from bank to bank and are around $/€500 to $/€1000.
Antiquities: Please note that it is strictly forbidden to export antiquities or antiques from Türkiye, and there are severe penalties for those who attempt to do so. In order to export such items legally, it is necessary to obtain a certificate from a directorate of a museum.
Exchanging Money: Foreign Exchange offices can be found throughout the country. Operating hours are mostly Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 17:00. In the arrivals section of Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport, and Adnan Menderes Airport Izmir there are 24-hour exchange offices. The exchange offices located in shopping malls and touristic areas are usually open later and on Saturdays. US Dollars and Euros are accepted in highly touristic districts like Ephesus.
Credit Cards: Credit cards are widely used and accepted. Most hotels, car-rental agencies, shops, pharmacies, entertainment venues and restaurants accept Visa and MasterCard; Amex isn’t widely accepted and Diner’s is often not accepted. Inexpensive eateries usually accept cash only.
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY) is the official currency of Türkiye.
Customs Regulations: Please note that the following information is intended to cover items usually carried by tourists visiting Türkiye. If you are planning a longer stay or are carrying anything unusual into or out of the country, it is best to check the regulations in more detail.
Driving: Driving in Türkiye is on the right, as in the continental Europe. Turkish road signs conform to the International Protocol on Road Signs, and archaeological and historic sites are indicated by yellow signs.
Drugs: Please note that bringing into or out of the country, together with consumption of, marijuana and other narcotics are strictly forbidden and is subject to heavy punishment. If you have prescribed medication, which you need to take on holiday with you, you will need a doctor’s note and a copy of your prescription which can be sent to Turkish tourism office in your country for translation.
Electricity: In Türkiye, the electricity supply is 220 volts (like in other European countries). Socket type is standard Type F (European) with two prongs. Four- and five-star hotels often provide North American-style 120 volts, 60 Hz flush-mounted sockets (points) for North American flat-prong plugs.
Emergency Number: Emergency Line is 112
Medical Treatment: You will need to pay for any medical treatment which you receive in Türkiye. For this reason it is advisable to take out medical insurance before traveling.
Hospitals: In Türkiye, you can find world-class hospitals and medical facilities. Many doctors in Türkiye speak English. In an emergency, foreigners who do not have insurance can go to any hospital, where they will not be charged.
Pharmacies: Pharmacies are open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:30. Most of them are closed on Sundays, but there is always one pharmacy in an area that is open for 24 hours.
Opening Hours: Offices and banks are generally open from 09:00 to 17:00 Mondays to Fridays, and close for lunch from 12:00 to 13:30.
Passports: Turks have compulsory ID cards, which they must carry with them at all times. Foreigners are also expected to carry such ID with them, which means that you should keep your passport with you at all times. Many travelers choose to carry a photocopy and leave the actual document in their hotel safe.
Smoking: Officially forbidden in all hotels and enclosed restaurant and bar spaces.
Mobile Phones: Most European and Australasian phones work here; some North American phones do not. Check with your provider. Prepaid SIM cards must be registered when purchased.
Time Zone: Time in Türkiye is given by UTC+03:00 year-round. This time is also called Turkish Time (TRT). All of Türkiye is on Eastern European time, 3 hours ahead of London and Coordinated Universal Time (GMT/UTC), 7 hours ahead of New York.
• Restaurants & Bars : Usually 10% in restaurants, meyhanes (taverns) and upmarket bars; not usually necessary in lokantas (eateries serving ready-made food) or fast-food joints.
• Taxis : Round taxi fares up to the nearest lira.
• Hamams : Around 10% for the masseuse/masseur in a hamam, but only if you are happy with their service.
• Meyhanes : At least ₺20 per person for musicians in meyhanes
Visa: As of April 17, 2013, the electronic visa replaced the sticker visa, previously issued at the border crossings. e-Visa application is possible from any place with internet connection. Applicants just need to log on to evisa.gov.tr, provide the requested information, make the online payment (only once the application is approved), and download their e-Visa. The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes. Please note that the e-Visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Other purposes, such as work and study, require a regular visa given by Embassies or Consulates. Since the information of visas is changeable, please contact the visa information for foreigners on the Turkish Foreign Ministry website.
Documents Needed for Traveling to Türkiye: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Please check the requirements in advance with the Foreign Office / responsible department of state in your country.
Please check official websites like www.mfa.gov.tr regularly, as regulations regarding visa and/or Covid may change.
EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens
Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Türkiye with their national ID’s
5. The Netherlands
9. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
US Citizens: Applying for a Turkish visa for US citizens no longer means going in-person to a national embassy or consulate or obtaining a visa on arrival at the border. It is now possible for nationals of the USA to obtain a Turkish electronic visa (e-Visa) instead of the traditional ‘stamp’ or ‘sticker’ visa.
This modern and convenient system makes it easy to apply for a Türkiye visa online from the US.
It has also reduced long lines at immigration checkpoints as it allows for expedited entry at the Turkish border.
The Türkiye e-Visa for US citizens can be used for both tourist visits and business travel, as well as to transit through Türkiye to an onward destination. It grants its holder a stay of up to 3 months in the country.
American citizens should note that they may need to obtain additional documents to visit Türkiye during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic .
Australian Citizens: Yes, Australians need a visa to travel to Türkiye . A Turkish visa is required even for short stays in the country.
Australian tourists and business travelers can get a Turkish visa online, provided they meet all the eligibility requirements.
With the approved Turkish eVisa, Australian passport holders can stay in Türkiye for up to 90 days. It is a multiple-entry permit.