Useful information

Spain is part of the European Union. If you are an EU citizen, you must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of your stay.

Many visitors can enter the EU countries without visa with a valid passport during a period of three months. In case you need a letter of invitation to obtain an Entry Visa, please contact congress@aopc.es. Letters will only be issued to delegates who have fully registered and paid. Any invitation letter does not imply any financial liability on our part.

Travel Insurance

Please make sure that you have valid travel insurance to cover your time in the country.The Organisers will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by participants or accompanying persons during the meeting or their stay in Barcelona before or after the meeting.

Most banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08:30am to 1.30pm. Banks are open during all day on thursdays. Standard cash drawing facilities are available from numerous cashiers.

Useful emergency phones

General Emergencies: 112
Medical Emergencies: 061
Fire Service: 080

Please, when traveling on the Metro or bus do not leave your camera or handbag unattended. Pickpocketing is very common with tourists and you should be especially careful in crowded areas. For more information on safety tips please click here

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