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Venues & Services

Meeting Venues


The IMF and the World Bank have agreed to implement a joint plan to adapt the 2020 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings to a virtual format. We will leverage our IT and virtual connections capabilities to the fullest, complemented by our online platforms (such as the World Bank Group and IMF websites and social media accounts), online media briefing centers, and other means of digital communications. 


Services


Badge Access


If you have a business need to visit the World Bank Group offices in Washington, DC, please email your point of contact to make a request for a Visitor’s Badge. 

Passport & Visas

Per the announcement made on March 3, due to the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and growing health concerns, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed that the 2020 Spring Meetings will transition to a virtual format. As a result, Spring Meetings registration for all categories has been suspended. Any registrations that have been previously confirmed are no longer valid and confirmation letters can no longer be used for visa requests. 

For any other questions, refer to the U.S. State Department website, or your nearest U.S. diplomatic or consular mission. Information about the Visa Waiver Program can be found here.

Hotels

Due to the change in format of the 2020 Spring Meetings, the hotel room blocks have been reduced or released. Any questions regarding hotels may be directed to housing@worldbank.org

 

Transportation


Metro

The Metro stations closest to headquarters buildings are Farragut West, Foggy Bottom or Farragut North, servicing the Orange, Blue, Silver and Red lines. 

Hours of operation: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Sunday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Other Options

There are many other transportation options throughout the city, including ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, and bikeshare programs like Capital Bikeshare, Mobike, Limebike, Jump

Security


Access

If you have a business need to visit the World Bank Group offices in Washington, DC, please email your point of contact to make a request for a Visitor’s Badge. World Bank Group/IMF staff ID or Visitor's badge is required for access to World Bank Group/IMF buildings, and all visitors are subject to magnetometer and x-ray screening. 

General Safety

  • In an emergency, the buildings may be evacuated or you may be told to remain indoors until the situation has been resolved. In either instance, you will be notified by public address announcement, messages on digital signage/video monitors, or by security personnel.
  • Visibly display your Staff ID or Visitor's Badge at all times inside the venues. 
  • Do not leave laptops, mobile phones, or other personal items unattended.
  • Avoid areas where crowds are congregating. If your entry into the buildings is impeded by demonstrators, seek assistance from security or police.
  • Accept, without comment, printed materials offered by demonstrators; do not engage in conversations or debates.
  • Obey the instructions of police and security officers at all times.
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