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Visa

Citizens of all countries require a valid passport and an appropriate visa. Visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission. If any foreign delegate is attending the conference, approvals from Nodal Ministry, MHA and MEA need to be taken. To get visa for participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and foreigners of Pakistan origin settled in other countries, the information on the particular format to be given and sent to DSDS Secretariat at least 10 weeks before the commencement of their travel. The Ministry of Home Affairs will send necessary instructions to the respective ministries once the approval is granted by the departments concerned.

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Health regulation

A valid yellow-fever certificate is mandatory for all individuals (including infants) who have been even in transit in Africa or South Africa or Papua New Guinea six days prior to their arrival for the summit.The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunization against small pox or cholera.

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Customs

Visitors are generally required to make a verbal identification of their baggage and declare foreign currency in excess of $10,000.

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Climate

Delhi is very cold in February. It is one of the best times to travel in north India. Day temperatures range from 16 - 22 °C. Nights are cooler, with the mercury dipping to 7 - 12 °C. Usually, there are no rains during this season, though unexpected brief showers cannot be ruled out.

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Currency

India’s currency unit is the rupee ( ), divided into 100 paisa (p). Delegates can convert foreign exchange into Indian rupees or vice versa at the travel desk at the conference venue.

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Electricity

In India electricity supply is at 220 V, 50 Hz. Round pins (2 or 3) can fit in the power sockets. Adapters are generally available at all hotels.

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Taxi

Taxis are on call round-th-clock. Air-conditioned (AC) Radio taxis may be called by dialing +91-11-43434343 or +91-11-29232425. These taxis have a flat charge per kilometer traveled, and are available at the both the international and domestic terminals. In addition, there are prepaid taxi counters at the airport for travelling to any part of the city.

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Time zone

India is 5.5 hours ahead of GMT, 4.5 hours behind Australian Eastern Time, and 10.5 hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time.

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Travel desk

There will be a travel desk for travel related assistance as well as for booking sightseeing toursof the city.

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