General Information



196140, St. Petersburg, Petersburg Highway, 64/1, lit. A

Venue web-site:


The official language of the Congress is English


It is now much easier to obtain a visa to go to Russia. No need to wait long queues to get your visa. A more convenient and quicker option, you can now simply in just a few clicks, apply online to obtain your e-Visa. You will need to fill the form and after a few hours, you will receive your
electronic Visa.


If you are considering visiting St Petersburg in September, you might be interested to know what the weather may have in store for you. At the start of the month, the average temperature will be between 17C and 9C. By the end of the month, temperatures vary between 20C and 11C


The city’s electric system provides the 220 Volt/50 Hertz voltage. At some hotels, however, you may require a “European” plug, as many of the more modern buildings or hotels that have undergone major renovations have switched to European sockets. An adapter is also advisable.


By law, you can only use rubles to pay for goods and services in St. Petersburg. There are many currency exchange offices in the center of the city and at the hotels, though you should pay attention to the fixed commission being charged and consider the special rates offered for the exchange of large sums. Many ATM machines are available in the city center, at the airport and at the lobby of the hotels.

Dress code

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Congress functions and programs

Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced

Liability and Insurance

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables. The WPA Regional Congress on Psychiatry Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Congress Organizers

"Alta Astra"

Starorusskaya Str., 8, lit. A

191144, Saint Petersburg