Travel to Italy

Italy is well served. The two main airports are Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa, but also the Marconi airport of Bologna is very well connected to the main European cities.

Bologna is connected to many European capitals by train, directly or indirectly. It has a railway station with high-speed and InterCity trains to the main tourist regions of the country. To see the train timetable click here.

The easiest way to get to the Conference Venue is to hail a taxi. Taxis are waiting for passengers at the airport and train stations all day long.

Local transport

Bologna has an international airport, the city can be reached by a shuttle bus (the 7 EUR ticket can be paid on board) or by taxi in about 30 minutes (up to an hour). Official taxi services are available at the airport for about 30 EUR to the city. The main train station is in the city and from here there are many bus lines that allow you to reach all parts of the city.

Visa Information

Italy is a member of the Schengen Area, and applies the Schengen legislation in full. The entry formalities for Italy vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering Italy must possess a valid passport or a valid picture ID in some cases.

Nationals of the following countries and territories do not require a visa for visits up to a maximum of 90 days, for tourism, on missions, business, invitations, ought to take part in sports events, study:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominica, El Salvador, Emirati Arabi Uniti, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Georgia, Guatemala, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Marianas, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Santa Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St, Vincent e Granadine, Taiwan, Timor Est, Trinidad e Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vanatu, Venezuela.

As far as Taiwan is concerned, the exemption from visa obligation is applied exclusively to holders of passports with identity card number included.

Citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia are exempt from visa obligation only if the passport contains biometric data.

This does not apply to citizens of Serbia holding passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (“Koordinaciona uprava”).

Nationals of San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland do not require a visas in any case.

Entry visa can be obtained at any Italian embassy, consulate, and in some cases at border crossing points. Please check the current visa requirements on Portal of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Letter of Invitation

ComEc 2019 organizers will only issue a Letter of Invitation to the following verified conference participants:

  • Conference Speakers
  • Conference Attendees

All conference attendees who seek a Letter of Invitation must first register and pay for the conference fees before a Letter of Invitation will be issued.

Letters of Invitation will be emailed as a PDF document. Print copies will be mailed upon conference attendee's request by regular post only.
It is your responsibility to get the Visa. ComEc 2019 organizers cannot contact or intervene with any Hungarian Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf so please begin your visa application process as soon as you determine that you want to attend the conference.

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No exceptions to this policy will be made.