Travel Information Information

Important information regarding visa requirements can be found on the website of the Department of Home Affairs, while will also assist you with user-friendly information.
A visa letter will be provided once your payment for the congress registration is processed.

Corona Virus

In keeping with WHO guidance, all measures will be implemented to ensure the highest levels of hygiene at the conference venue and hotel. There will be hand sanitizing stations in all venues, more frequent cleaning of conference rooms, restrooms and door handles. We will maintain a handshake free policy.  

South African borders are now open for travel. Please click here to see the latest entry requirements when travelling to South African Government 

We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town soon and will monitor the situation.

Please click here to view additional information on traveling to and around Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Yellow Fever Certificate

A yellow fever certificate is only required if you are travelling from a country where yellow fever is endemic. Please check with your travel agent. If required, please ensure you are in possession of a valid yellow fever certificate at least 2 weeks prior to travel, failing which you will not be permitted entry into South Africa.


Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers. The summer months in Cape Town stretch from December through to March, while cooler weather sets in from April through to November. In October, the average high temperature is 25 °C (68°F).

Currency and exchange

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. Foreign exchange can be done at the airport as well as at all major hotels.

South African Rands are available at major banks in South Africa as well as foreign exchange counters at OR International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. A passport will be required for ALL forex transactions.

All major credit cards are accepted throughout South Africa.


We urge delegates to take care of their personal possessions at all times as the convenors nor the organisers of the congress will take responsibility for any loss or damage to any delegate’s property.

Language Policy

The official language of the Congress will be English. 

Emergency Medical Services

Dial 10111 from any mainline telephone for an emergency response.


All guests are responsible for own insurance.

Disclaimer: The organising committee, the congress organiser, accept no liability for any damages, injury and/loss of whatever nature by participants and/or accompanying person.

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