Other travel information

Other travel information

Insurance
The registration fee does not cover any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability). The MARSS2019 organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by participants or accompanying persons or other persons during travel to and from the congress or during the congress. Participants of MARSS2019 are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

Time Zone
The time zone in Finland is Eastern European Time (EET), 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), GMT+3 during summer time.

Currency
The currency in Finland is the Euro (EUR/€), divided in 100 cents. Please check the current exchange rates.
Foreign currency and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged in exchange offices located for example at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, Helsinki Railway Station as well as in the centre of Helsinki. Banks are usually open on weekdays 10am–4:30pm.
For an ATM machine, look for the sign “OTTO”. These 24-hour cashpoint machines are widely available and accept the following international ATM and credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, EuroCard, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus and EC.
In addition to banks, there are several foreign currency exchange points available around Helsinki city centre. See for example:
Forex: Stockmann Department Store or Central Railway Station in Helsinki
Tavex: Fabianinkatu 12, Helsinki

Electricity
Voltage: 220–240 Volts. Electrical sockets (outlets) in Finland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types:”Type C” Europlug and ”Type E/F” Schuko.

Language
The official language in Finland are Finnish and Swedish. However, most of the people speak English very well. The staff in hotels, restaurants, services and shops are always competent in English.