Travel

Hotel

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel.  Our discounted room block is at capacity; please reach out to the hotel to inquire about accommodations. As an alternative, the Crowne Plaza West Hanoi is a short taxi ride away.

Visa

Depending on which passport you carry, where you live and how long you intend to stay, there are various types of visas available for Vietnam and a variety of ways to obtain them.  The information provided below is current as of time of publication.

Exempt
Residents of certain countries carrying certain types of passports are exempt and require no visa to enter Vietnam.  Please use this link to check current exemptions.

E-Visa
Residents of 46 countries are able to apply online for an e-visa.  Applicants must apply from outside of Vietnam and pay the fee online. The estimated processing time is 3 working days. Please use this link to check if your country is eligible for an E-Visa.

Visa on Arrival
Those not eligible for an E-Visa may apply for Visa on Arrival through any accredited Vietnamese travel agency.  Each agency will set their own terms and conditions and this service is only available for those arriving via air to Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi or Da Nang.  The travel agency issues you a confirmation letter, which you will use to formally apply for a visa upon arrival to Vietnam. The costs for obtaining the visa at the airport are separate from the costs you pay the travel agency for the confirmation letter.  Pacific World is providing local support for the organization of this conference and is available to help with your visa application.

Pacific World contact:
Mr. Luca Le
Email: luca@pacificworld.com

Consulate Issued Visa
Vietnam Embassies and Consulates around the world also issue visas to those wishing to travel to Vietnam.  The fees and processing time vary by location.  If you wish to obtain hard copy visa in advance please check with the closest Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Additional Information
Please be aware that residents of certain countries will require additional time to arrange a visa in advance.  Attendees carrying a passport of any of the below listed countries are urged to apply for visa well in advance, no later than 45 days before the conference.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen

Pacific World is providing local support for the organization of this conference and is available to help with your visa application.

Pacific World contact:
Mr. Luca Le
Email: luca@pacificworld.com

Travel awards

The Coalition against Typhoid is pleased to offer a limited number of travel awards to individuals working in the typhoid, paratyphoid, and invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella field to attend and participate in the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses. Presenters of oral and poster abstracts as well as invited symposium and plenary presenters who would be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance are eligible to apply.

Priority will be given to speakers from low- and middle-income countries. Awardees are selected through a competitive process based on abstract quality, demonstrated commitment to research or advocacy in the field, and written and spoken proficiency in English.

Terms of the Award
The travel award includes:

  • Hotel (accommodations at the conference hotel)
  • Flight (airfare at lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport)
  • Visa on arrival
  • Per diem (modest food and living allowance)

Please note that the travel award does not cover the costs of obtaining or renewing a passport.

Application
The application will include a short personal statement (250 words) describing how your participation in the conference would benefit your organization, community, and/or the field of typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses. Applications will open in mid-December and close January 7, 2019.