The International Headache Congress

IHS and EHF joint congress 2021
Headache science to optimise patient care
8–12 September 2021

Conference Details

Welcome letter of the congress chairs

Useful country information

Citizens of the EU: 
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU citizens:
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at diplomatic missions of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Please also visit the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and also more information about visa regulations, as well as a list of German diplomatic missions around the world.

Invitation letter
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after successful and paid registration for the conference.

Weather
Please check http://www.weather.com for up-to-date weather forecasts in the city that you are travelling to. However, the wather in September could be pretty nice in Berlin – warm (above 20 °C) and sunny.

Currency
As in most countries of the European Union, the official currency is the Euro (€).

Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening.

Major credit cards are accepted at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels.

Language
English is spoken by the staff of most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Telephone and internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.

Electricity
The electrical power supply in Germany is 220v, 50 Hz, AC.
Official plugs in Germany are: 
"Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
"Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

Time
Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

Health
All visitors are advised to have valid international insurance before coming to Germany. Citizens of the EU are insured with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).