(Hanoi, 30 October - 01 November 2016)

Pre-arrival Information


You may need a visa to enter Vietnam even for a short visit.

Citizens of the ASEAN countries, Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, R. Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and UK may not need a visa for a short visit (not later than 30 June 2017 for some countries).

In case you need an assistance from the Organizers in applying for a visa you should complete the VISA FORM (or its PDF format) and return it to the workshop secretariat at least 3 weeks before your intended date of arrival. Once a visa is approved by the Immigration Department the processing time is usually one week), a scanned approval document will be sent to you by email. You should submit this document (with a visa application) to a Vietnamese consulate of your choice in order to get a visa stamped on your passport.

In some cases, it is possible to get a "visa on arrival" at the border checkpoint in a Vietnamese international airport (it is more safe to apply for it before your departure).


The following hotel has been reserved for participants of the workshop

Address: 2A/31 Nguyen Chi Thanh (street), Ba-Dinh (distric), Hanoi
Tel.: (84-4) 3771 8888 / 3715 0555
E-mail: sales@sunnyhotelgroup.com

To book a room and for other related information you can contact the HGU-2016 secretariat (hgu2016@iop.vast.ac.vn).


Hanoi can be reached by air, train or bus/car.

If you arrive in Noi-Bai airport you can go to the city by the following ways:

  • You can take a taxi at a rate of about 300,000-350,000 VNĐ (about 14-15 USD) to go to any point in the city (by chance you may get a cheaper taxi) or
  • You can take an airport mini-bus (rate: 50,000 VNĐ) or an express bus (rate: 30,000 VNĐ) to definite points including those in the city downtown/center or
  • If you have no bulky luggage you can take a city bus (maybe, not very comfortable but cheap with a ticket of 8,000 VNĐ).

If you arrive by bus/car or train you get in the city and you can easily find a solution how to go to your hotel.

(source: www.aip.org)

(source: www.aip.org)

(taken from "LIGO scientific and Virgo collaborations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 (2016)")