All conference participants must possess valid travel documents and each person is responsible for arranging their own visa, as per the applicable laws of Greece. The conference organisers strongly recommend that all participants check, as soon as possible, the rules for entering Greece / Europe that are applicable to them, as well as the Schengen Visa and COVID-19 requirements (see below).
Also ensure that you request your visa with enough time in advance: a minimum of 2 months is recommended. There have been cases in past conferences where late visa applications from participants led to their inability to attend the conference.
Visa invitation letters can be requested during the online registration by ticking the appropriate box. The Local Organiser will ensure that all visa letters are sent once the registration payment is confirmed. Nonetheless, the Local Organiser will not be held responsible for any visa-related issues or delays, nor are they able to speed up visa-related processes within the embassies, consulates, or the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A Schengen visa is a short stay visa allowing its holder to circulate in the Schengen Area. This area covers 26 countries (known as Schengen States) without border controls between them. Greece is part this area and a valid visa allows its holder to stays up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes. Note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions may apply at the individual borders. More information about Schengen is available here.