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WTIS 2013 - Practical information

1. Venue

 
​The 11th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-13) will be held on 4-6 December 2013 at the: 
 
Cancilleria Building
Room José María Morelos y Pavón
Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores
Plaza Juarez 20
Centro Histórico
Mexico City, México

2. Accomodation

 
Special rates for the WTIS-13 participants have been negotiated with the following hotels. Participants should book their own accommodation directly with the contact person provided below. When checking in, delegates may be required to provide evidence that they are attending the WTIS-13 (registration confirmation).
 
 
 
Hotel ​Contact Category Single Double Other
Hilton Mexico City
Reforma​
​Juarez 70, Col. Centro
 
Deadline for booking:
12 November 2013 
+(52) (55) 51 30 53 00
 
Iván Asencio and Adriana Vergara
​5 Stars Does not include tax,
16% VAT+3% Tourist tax
USD119 ​USD139
Executive
USD189
Hotel Emporio Reforma
 
tel. +52 (55) 5062 6161
Paseo de la Reforma No. 124
 Check-in 15:00, Check-out 13:00
mexico.reservaciones@
hotelesemporio.com
 
 
+52 (55) 55 66 77 66
​5 Stars Taxes included ​ ​ ​​
USD99.50 USD123
 
​Meliá México Reforma
 
Paseo de la Reforma No. 1
Col. Tabacalera
tel. +52 (55) 5063 1000
www.meliamexicoreforma.com
Check-in 13:00, Check-out 15:00 
reservas@melia-mexico.com.mx
 
+52 (55) 50 63 10 00
​4 Stars Taxes included
​USD131 USD155
​Level Single or Double USD190
 
Level Junior Suite USD240
Hotel San Francisco
 
​Luis Moya No. 11, Centro Histórico
Ciudad de México
CP 06060
lguzman@novastarhoteles.com
 
+52 (55) 55 21 89 60
​ ​4 Stars​ Taxes included
​USD50 ​USD50
​Hotel Metropol
Luis Moya No. 39
Centro Histórico
Ciudad de México
​​Judith Rivera Fuentes
 
+52 (55) 10 85 08 30
​ ​ 4 Stars​​ ​ ​Taxes included
​USD43 ​USD47
 
 
  
Note:
 
  • The reservation code in all hotels is REUNION UIT.
  • The above rates have been negotiated specially for registered participants of the WTIS-13 and its side events (including that of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators participants). 
  • Participants should book their own accommodation directly with the hotel of your preference.

  

3. Transportation

 
Airport transfer and transportation between hotel and meeting venue will be provided to participants staying at the above hotels. For this, participants need to indicate in the participant information form the exact information related to their arrival and departure, and the name of the hotel where they will be staying. Participants staying in the other hotels should arrange their own transport and ensure that they will arrive at the meeting venue on time for the meeting.  Please submit the participant information form to rebeca.cedeno@ift.org.mx, by no later than 15 November 2013.
 
Download Participant Information Form (word format).

4. Visa

Any visa-related questions should be sent to marisol.cuevas@ift.org.mx
 
Participants are reminded that they must obtain their entry and/or transit visas before departure to avoid any difficulty with immigration authorities of countries where they have to make connexions. Many airlines will not authorize the boarding of passengers who do not have valid transit visas even if they have the visa for Mexico. For more information, please check http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_Visa/en.html.
 
Visa Procedure for WTIS
 
i. Participants who do NOT need an entry visa to Mexico
 
a. Participants who are citizens of the countries or areas listed below may enter and stay in Mexico for the duration of the WTIS WITHOUT a visa. If the duration of stay is expected to exceed the duration of the WTIS, an appropriate entry and stay visa may be necessary, in this case, participants are requested to obtain the necessary visa in advance from a Mexican diplomatic or consular mission.
 
American Samoa
Aruba
Andorra
Australia
Anguilla
Austria
Argentina
Bahamas
Bermuda
Barbados
Belgium
British Virgin Islands
Belize
Bulgaria
Canada
Costa Rica
Cayman Islands
Cook Islands
Chile
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Colombia
Denmark
Estonia
Falkland Isles
France
French Polynesia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong, China
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Iceland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea (Rep. of)
Latvia
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macao, China 
Marshall Islands
Malaysia
Micronesia
Malta
Monaco
Niue Islands
New Zealand
Netherlands
Norway
Panama
Poland
Paraguay
Portugal
Peru
Romania
San Marino
Spain
Singapore
Sweden
Slovakia
Switzerland
Slovenia
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Tokelau
United States of America
Uruguay
United Kingdom
U.S. Virgin Islands
Venezuela
 
 
ii. Participants who NEED an entry visa to Mexico
a. Participants who are citizens of the following countries holding a valid ordinary passport NEED a visa to enter Mexico:
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Antigua and Barbuda
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Botswana
Bangladesh
Brazil
Belarus
Brunei Darussalam
Benin
Burkina Faso
Bolivia
Burundi
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bhutan
Cape Verde
China People's Republic
Cambodia
Comoros
Cameroon
Congo
Central African Republic
Congo, Rep.Dem.
Chad
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Dominica
D.P.R. Korea
Ecuador
Egypt
​Eritrea
El Salvador
East Timor
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Ghana
Gambia
Georgia
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Iran
Indonesia
Ivory Coast
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao, P.D.R.
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Myanmar
Malawi
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria

Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Palestinian Authority
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
Sierra Leone
Syria
Somalia
Sri Lanka
South Africa
Sudan
Senegal
Suriname
Serbia
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turkey
Tuvalu
Togo
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 

b. Participants requiring a visa should first register and receive an official written confirmation from ITU before requesting a visa to Mexico.
 
 
The information provided above is accurate as of the date of issuance of this note. All participants are advised to consult with the diplomatic mission/embassy of Mexico in their respective country regarding the latest applicable immigration requirement prior to their departure.
 

5. Weather

 
​The weather in Mexico is usually warm and dry. Temperatures range between 9° and 20° Celsius. Light winter clothing would be appropriate. The conference rooms where the meetings are to be held are air-conditioned and the temperature is maintained in the range of 23-24 degrees Celsius (73-75 degrees Fahrenheit).
 

6. Health and Vaccination

 
The recommended vaccinations for travel to Mexico are dengue, hepatitis A and B, typhoid and tetanus.
 

7. Foreign Currency

Under Mexican law, any person who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign currency exceeding 20,000 United States dollars or its equivalent into or out of Mexico shall declare the amount of foreign currency to a Customs Officer. Failure to make such a declaration or making any false declaration to a Customs Officer is a criminal offence.
 
The banks are open from 9h00 to 15h30, with no lunch break, from Monday to Friday.

8. Airline Reservations and Reconfirmation of Return Flight

 
​Many international airlines operate regular services to and from Mexico City. Participants are advised to secure their return ticket prior to their departure for Mexico City. Airport tax is now included in the ticket price.

9. Contact

For further information please contact:
 
Hector Edmundo Vales Moreno
Deputy Director of International Affairs
Secretariat of Communications and Transport
Tel: +5255 54824100 Ext. 23515
Email: hvaldesm@sct.gob.mx
 
or  
 
Marisol Cuevas Tavera
Subdirectora de Evaluación de Prospectiva Regulatoria 2
Federal Institute of Telecommunications
Tel: +5255 50154000 Ext. 2243