TRAVEL & VISAS
TRAVELLING TO ISTANBUL
Istanbul is less than a three-hour flight from most European cities. Located at the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul offers easy air connections and is served by more than 300 airlines from hundreds of cities around the world. Istanbul is serving with two airports; Ataturk Istanbul International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport with a capacity of far over 50 million travelers per year. Handling 95,000 - 100,000 passangers and 900 - 950 aircraft each day, Istanbul Atatürk Airport was awarded as "Europe's Most Comfortable International Terminal" in 2002, "The Most Secure Airport in the Middle East and the Balkans" in 2001 and "Highly Commended” in 2007.
Almost all international airlines have convenient direct flights to Istanbul from all over the world. Turkish Airlines, which has been carrying passenger and cargo since 1933, has today a fleet of 131 aircrafts and flies to a total of 148 destinations, 36 domestic and 112 international. It has consolidated its international position by linking the Caucasian countries and the Turkish Republics in Central Asia, as well as the Middle Eastern and Asian countries with Europe, Africa and North America through the service network hub in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance.
ISTANBUL OFFERS DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM MANY DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD ! MOSCOW, TORONTO, PARIS, AMMAN, BACU, LONDON, NEW YORK, CAIRO, DUBAI, HELSINKI, KUWAIT, BUDAPEST, KUALA LUMPUR, SAO PAULO, OSAKA, NEWYORK, CAPETOWN, SHANGHAI, LAGOS, TOKYO, TASHKENT, ASTANA, KAZAN, FRANKFURT, ISLAMABAD, KABUL, BATUM, OSLO, AMSTERDAM, BARCELONA, ROME, PRAGUE, ATHENS...
Please note that citizens of many countries in the world do not need visa while traveling to Turkey or it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport for a reasonable fee.
In any case, it is advised to check from a Turkish consulate in your country if you need a visa before your departure to Turkey.
For further detailed information, you may visit the official web site of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs or
Should you need further information, contact the Congress Secretairat at [email protected].
Travel and Cancellation Insurance
It is your responsibility to arrange your own travel and cancellation insurance. Please ensure that you have adequate insurance cover for your trip, including medical coverage and repatriation in case of illness or accident, as well as theft and cancellation. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by members or their guests due to accident, illness or theft. (LAC MAY WISH TO ADD ANY FURTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT FOR TURKEY)