China (Dalian) International Ophthalmology Summit 2017
★ General Information

Official Language
The language of the Congress is English.

Smoking policy
This is a non-smoking Congress.

Climate and Clothing
June is getting hot, with an average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). Wear beautiful summer clothing, including dresses, shorts, T-shirts, and jeans. To avoid harm from sunlight, the umbrella, sunglasses, and sunscreen are necessary.

Passport and Visa
Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to China. The conference organizers and/or the Organizing Secretariat will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.          

Local Currency

The official currency is the RMB (¥CNY) or Yuan. Chinese money cannot be exported. And major credit cards are accepted (VISA, MASTER CARD) and foreign currency can be converted in airport, hotels, in stores and in subsidiaries of the Bank of China. The working hour of most foreign exchange centre is: 08:30-16:30. You are advised to exchange some RMB for your bus/taxi fares before your departure. The exchange rate between U.S. dollar and RMB Yuan is approximately at 1: 6.5. Please check for further updates. Usually, ¥800-1000 would be enough for your usually using. Though major credit cards are accepted at big stores and ATMs, cash is still more widely used.        

Time Zone
China is in one time zone – Beijing Time (GMT+ 8 hours).          

A variety of electrical outlets can be found in China and an all-around adaptor set is recommended. Voltage in China is 220V 50Hz. If you will need to use an adapter, please be sure to use an appropriate transformer as well.    

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting China.

Hosting Organization

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council

Operating Organization

BIT Group Global Ltd.

Official Travel Agency

BIT World Travel Service, Inc.

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