For entering Vietnam, you may not need a visa. Citizens of the ASEAN countries, Russia, P.R. China, R. Korea, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain may not require visa for short visit. Your passport should be valid for 6 months. More information on Vietnam visa exemption can be found here. If you are not sure, please inquire at a Vietnamese consulate.
In case you need a visa, please complete the VISA FORM and return it to the Secretariat at least 3 weeks before your arrival date. The organizers should request a visa for you in the Immigration Department in Hanoi.
After we get your visa approval document issued by Immigration Department (the usual processing time is one week), we will send you a scan of this document by email. You would need to bring this document to a Vietnamese consulate of your choice and submit it with a visa application in order to get the visa stamped on your passport.
In some cases, it is possible to get a "visa on arrival", that is a visa to be picked up at the border checkpoint at a Vietnamese international airport.
AccommodationRecommended hotels are given below. Please contact the school/workshop secretary if you would like to book the hotel through the organizers.
Exchange rate: US $1 ~ 22,700 VND. Money exchanges are possible at bank counters within the airport, or in the banks on streets.
Most of the hotels/shops/restaurants in Hanoi accept international credit cards.
The Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is about 26 km from the recommended hotels.
From the Noi Bai airport to the hotel
There are several transportation options:
From the hotel to Noi Bai airport
Please ask the hotel reception to order Noi Bai Taxi for 180,000 VND/ride. The order should be made a day before or at least few hours before your departure. Please indicate to the taxi driver that you go to the International Terminal (Terminal T2) of Noi Bai Airport instead of the Domestic Terminal (Terminal T1) in case you take an international flight.