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
To book a room and for other related information you can contact the HGU-2016 secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
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.