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Getting There
Before you arrive

Visa Information

Many nationalities enjoy visa-free entry into South Africa. If you qualify, you will be issued a visa on arrival. However, to be sure, you should check your visa status and any other technical requirements, such as the minimum number of blank pages required, or yellow fever vaccinations etc., well before your departure date. The links below summarise the situations for a number of countries. For more comprehensive information, please visit the South African Home Affairs Department website.

Japan visa information

India visa information

USA visa information

UK visa information

EU visa information

China visa information

Canada visa information

Brazil visa information

Russia visa information

Israel visa information

Medical / Travel Insurance
South Africa does not have a National Health Scheme and patients are individually responsible for settling all accounts. Travel insurance covering accidents, illness or hospitalization during your stay is strongly recommended. There is no malaria threat in the Western Cape, but it is advisable to check the malaria status if you are travelling to the north-east regions of South Africa.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Travellers from Africa or Central/Southern Americas are advised to check whether they require a valid Yellow Fever Vaccine certificate. More details can be found at the IAMAT website

After you arrive

Getting to the conference

The conference will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Upper Campus in the suburb of Rondebosch. Rondebosch is a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town International Airport and can easily be reached by taxi. There are a number of Shuttle Services available from the airport. We recommend CitiHopper Shuttles or Centurion Shuttle Services which should cost approximately R480 for a private shuttle, or R380 for a shared shuttle. Uber is also a safe and convenient service to use throughout Cape Town. You may be approached by a number of mini-bus taxi services on your immediate exit from the Airport arrival terminal. We do NOT recommend using their services.

Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is consistently ranked as one of the world’s premier travel destinations and is considered the gateway to the rest of Africa. This is due not only to its natural beauty but also to the many exciting activities that can be enjoyed in and around Cape Town. These activities range from historical tours in and around the city, to hiking/climbing the iconic Table Mountain and day trips to the Constantia Wine Valley. We are in the process of putting together a number of excursions that you will be able to choose from on the conference’s excursion day. For more information on things you can do and see in Cape Town, see the official guide to Cape Town.