Getting there
Other essential info


1. Visas

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal ?

To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Portugal is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Nationals who will need a visa
(in bold we indicate countries from our broad Mediterranean / Black Sea Region):

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan , Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbequistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia.
(updated November 2018)

Please make sure to check the latest info - available in English - regarding visa requirements and exemptions on the following webpage of the Portuguese Diplomatic Portal, or contact the Consulate of Portugal near you.

Although it is not obligatory to have a return ticket, it is advisable to have one. If you don’t, you may have to prove sufficient means of financial support to return.

2. Registration

Registration must be done individually online by Visa or MasterCard only. Bank transfer and group payments are not allowed. Once your payment is processed you can download from your account the invoice to ask a refund from your institute.

N.B. Scientists and students without a submitted paper are also welcome to register to the Congress.

3. Cancellation policy

a. Congress registration fees are not refundable when due to cancellation by the author.
b. In case of rejection of your paper by the relevant Committee Chair, 80% of the registration fee will be refunded to the author.

4. Communication policy
Can I present more than one communication?
You may submit (and present) only one paper but co-author up to three others. A paper will be considered only if it directly relates to one of our 76 Congress themes and if it is accompanied by online payment of a registration fee.

Language of communications
Oral and poster presentations are accepted in English or in French.

Registration desk (Estoril Congress Center)
The Congress registration desk will be open, starting Sunday at 15h30.
Do not forget to bring your poster at the time of your registration. Once it is stamped, you will be able to fix it in its allocated place.

What will happen in case of "no show" (author absent in Cascais)?
A "No show" in Cascais will lead to automatic withdrawal of the paper from our official Congress volume that will be published right after the conference.

5. Privacy

Your personal data (phone, address, etc.) will remain confidential and in no case disclosed to third parties.

6. Liability disclaimer to the 42nd CIESM Congress
By registering to the Congress, the participants will release CIESM from any claims or any unforeseen losses, damages, injuries, liability and the consequences thereof, while travelling and participating to the 42nd CIESM Congress in Cascais.