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Airport For more information about the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, we invite you to visit the website at www.admtl.com.
Rate for a taxi ride from Montréal-Trudeau to Downtown Montréal: CAN$35.

Rental Cars can be rented in Montréal from local or international companies. Average cost per day for a medium-sized car is CAN$85. All cars are left-hand drive. Most hotels in Montréal offer parking space for CAN$20 a day.

Banks and currencies Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 17:00 and sometimes on Saturdays. You will find automated teller machines most everywhere. Please note that most tellers will charge a transaction fee of approximately CAN$1.50. Currency units are dollars ($) and cents (¢). Canadian notes are: $100, $50, $20, $10, $5. Coins are: $2, $1, 25¢, 10¢, 5¢, 1¢. Bank of Canada Currency converter. You will find many exchange offices in and around downtown Montreal, especially on Sainte-Catherine Street.

Opening hours Offices are generally open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 17:00. Shops are open everyday, from 9:00 to 17:00, except Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:00 to 21:00.

Health, health insurance and hospitals Vaccination is not required. Canadian hospitals and medical services are excellent. The vast majority of hospitals are publicly managed and rates are set by provincial and hospital authorities. Hospital care for non-residents of Canada is charged at a daily rate or on the basis of the medical condition and length of stay. Charges vary from province to province and from hospital to hospital, but generally range from CAN$1,000 to CAN$2,000 a day. It is therefore important to obtain travel health insurance before leaving home, since your regular health insurance might not include coverage outside your country of residence.

Facilities for disabled persons If you require specific facilities, please notify the Meeting Secretariat.

Passport and Visa Requirements for participants If you are visiting Canada, a valid passport is necessary. It is the responsibility of the visitor, before entering Canada, to ensure that he or she has the necessary documents, including those for entry into another country or re-entry into his or her own country. Please visit www.cic.gc.ca for more information.

Electricity Electrical outlets in Canada provide 110 volts (60 cycles) current, the same as in the United States. If you are travelling from Europe or elsewhere, you will need an adapter to use small appliances designed for a different standard (220/240 V).

Tipping Service is not included in restaurants and it is customary to add a 15% tip to the total. (A quick way to calculate the appropriate amount of the tip is to add the two taxes that appear at the bottom of your bill. It works out to roughly 15%). If you are with a group, a 15% service charge may be automatically added to your bill. Just ask when you are not sure if the tip is included. Taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc. are also normally tipped 15%. Bellhops, porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least CAD$1 per suitcase or per service rendered. Coffee and food counters often have a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.

Weather The weather in Montreal in September is beautiful, with an average temperature of 15ºC/60ºF. Great weather to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities.

Disclaimer The Conference Organizers* cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by participants in the event of labor disruptions or cancellation of the Meeting. The program is subject to change without notice.

Liability The Conference Organizers* shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered Congress participants. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

* The Conference Organizers include the World Congress Committees, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Professional Congress Organizer.


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