Please note that the health & safety of all event participants is our top priority. To guarantee this, LPG Week 2022 will be completely compliant with the rules and regulations in place at the time of the event. The organisers are closely monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO) and Indian government recommendations. For the most updated information, consult the following websites:
At the date of publication of this information, June 15th 2022, no sanitary measures are in force in India. It is however strongly recommended to wear face masks indoors and outdoors.
Please visit the following website www.visahq.com to check if you require a visa for India.
If you require a visa to enter India, please apply via the official Indian Government website early enough to anticipate the visa handling process by the authorities. As you are going to India to attend a conference, a conference visa will be requested by local authorities. To obtain this visa, the event NOC letters (No Objection Certificate from Indian Ministries) will be required. These letters will be available from September 2022 on the LPG Week website.
For further information, we recommend that you contact your travel agent or the nearest Indian Diplomatic Authority.
During the online registration process, you will be able to request a VISA invitation letter. However, this document has no official nor legal value but only intends to support your application. Please note that the VISA invitation letter will only be sent to participants who have paid their registration fees.
The organising secretariat will not be able to contact or intervene with any Embassy or Consulate office on behalf of a registrant and this invitation letter does not financially or legally obligate the organising secretariat in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the event and to visa obtention are the sole responsibility of the registrant. The organising secretariat does not accept any responsibility for travel, accommodation and/or other costs incurred due to the rejection of a registrant’s visa application (registration fees will not be refunded).
The organisers will provide transportation from the official event hotel to the event venue, IEML, and return to the official event hotel.
The Rupee is the official currency INR, Rs, or ₹ symbol. INR is available as paper notes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2000. INR is also available as coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Foreign currencies can be converted into Rupees at foreign exchange counters at airports. These outlets are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. You can also find Foreign Exchange desks at star-rated hotels. There are Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) which dispense cash throughout the city. Although these machines are linked to a specific local bank, all major credit and debit cards, both domestic and international, should be accepted. Kindly note that certain credit cards may not be accepted.
The voltage is 230 volts. Do not forget your voltage converter if you are carrying devices that do not accept 230 Volts. Wall sockets accept plugs with two or three round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, most Hotels will provide adaptors on request but it may be useful to carry your own.
Taxis are on call 24/7. Taxis have a flat charge per kilometre travelled and are available at both the international and domestic terminals of the airport. In addition, there are prepaid taxi counters at the airport for travelling to any part of the city. We advise caution when hiring private cars and unlicensed taxis.
A valid yellow-fever certificate is mandatory for all individuals who have been, or were, in transit in Africa or South America six days prior to their arrival in India. The certificate becomes valid ten days after vaccination. Please check the Government of India site for the latest information on the list of countries.
Insurance and Liability
The organisers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies before departure, as required. While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the organisers in the event of any necessary modifications, including a change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other issues beyond the organisers’ control.
India has one-time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.
Tipping in India is a common practice. In hotels, porters and room service attendants are generally tipped once at the end of the stay. The amount of the tip is usually 10% but could be more if any special service was delivered. In restaurants, tips to waiters represent about 10% of the bill.
November is a quite sunny period with little to no rain. Minimum temperatures average 13°C and maximum is around 28°C.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
New Delhi can generally be regarded as a safe city. However, participants are advised to observe normal safety precautions when moving around the city:
- Stay alert: watch your luggage and briefcase.
- Please enquire at the hotel reception desk about the use of safe deposit boxes.
- Always carry with you the name and address of your hotel (preferably in both English and Hindi).
NEW DELHI EMERGENCY AND USEFUL NUMBERS
- National emergency number: 112
- Tourist helpline: 1363
- Police: 100
- Women helpline: 1091
- Fire: 101
- Disaster management/medical helpline: 109
- Ambulance: 102
Indians dress quite modestly. When travelling in India, visitors, especially women should try not to wear any revealing clothes and err towards more modest attire. When visiting any religious sites, tourists must embrace the traditional attire and remove their shoes, cover their shoulders, legs, and sometimes their hair, depending on the site.
Food and Drink
Please note that drinking from tap is unsafe in India, drink only bottled water. Most hotels and restaurants provide filtered/RO water which is safe to drink, however, we recommend you drink bottled water only.
- We recommend you to eat from hotels and restaurants that maintain good hygiene. Make sure to steer clear of uncooked or unpeeled fruits and vegetables that are served outside in the streets.
- Curd or yoghurt is served with most Indian meals. They are considered good for digestion and also help to temper the spicy food.
Wearing a facemask is recommended to limit to limit exposure to pollution.