MEETING VENUEPestana Bahia Hotel
Rua Fonte do Boi, nº 216 - Rio Vermelho Salvador (BA) Brazil
Tel: +55 71 2103 8000
Fax: +55 71 2103 8066
LANGUAGE Portuguese and Spanish are the official languages of the Congress.
ClimateThe climate in Brazil is tropical.
Average temperature is 25 º C (76 º F)
ClothingInformal for all occasions.
Light jacket or sweater is recommended for evenings.
Airport Information Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
Praça Gago Coutinho
Salvador - BA
Distance from downtown: 28 km
For detailed information regarding arrival and departure procedures, please refer to the following website: www.infraero.gov.br
Transportation services are available 24 hours a day from the Airport Public Transportation Centre.
Bus TerminalTerminal Rodoviário de Salvador
Address: Av. Antônio Carlos Magalhães 4362
Banking & ExchangeBrazil's unit of currency is the Real (R$). U.S. dollars and travelers cheques can be easily exchanged or cashed at hotels, banks, or travel agencies
Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.
Time ZoneSalvador is on UTC/GMT-3.
Electricity SupplyElectricity in Brazil varies from state to state, but is generally 110 V.
Visitor Visa Requirements Visitors from Mercosur countries (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) are requested to show some identification or a valid passport.
For visitors from other countries is necessary to show a passport valid at least for the following six months. Visas are required for citizens of some specific countries.
Please check with your local embassy/consulate or travel agent regarding your entry visa
It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visitor visa if required and this process should be processed well in advance.
CONGRESS ORGANIZERS Kenes International
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726
Tel: + 41 22 908 0488
Fax: + 41 22 732 2850