Pre-arrival information


Citizens of Chile, Panama, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (N/A to British National Overseas passport) do not need a visa for a short visit (<15 days in all cases). You will need a valid passport for at least 6 months following your date of arrival in Vietnam, with at least 02 blank pages.

Participants from other countries or for longer stay should apply for a TOURIST VISA either at your nearest Vietnamese consulate or through the Internet (you will have to retrieve it on your arrival) at websites: Visa on Arrival – This internet visa procedure is the simplest and the cheapest, but it will take you some time on arrival in Vietnam at the airport immigration office (up to ~ 60 min waiting, depending on your position in the queue). Do not forget to bring with you 2 passport photos and the required amount of USD currencies (exclusively) in cash.

In case you need an assistance from the Organizers in applying for a visa, please contact the OMEG16 secretariat (

Covid-19 entry restrictions:

  • Starting from 0:00 on May 15, all Vietnam destinations are open, no border restriction, no self-isolation and no SARS-CoV-2 testing is required.


  • La Thanh Hotel where the symposium venue is located is recommended. The average room rate is about 50 USD/night.

  • Since La Thanh Hotel has a large number of rooms, you may easily reserve a room directly by sending an email to or Please indicate the intented length of stay, your preferred room types and number of guests. The room options are available here (Note: Please do not use the reservation feature in that website since it is deprecated. Please send an email to the aforementioned email addresses).

  • Alternatively, it may be more convinent to book a room in another hotel nearby via popular booking websites, for examples:


Hanoi can be reached by air, train or bus/car.

If you arrive in Noi-Bai airport you can go to the city by the following ways:

  • In an easiest way, you can take a taxi at a rate of about 250,000-350,000 VNĐ (about 11-15 USD) to go to any point in the city (by chance you may get a cheaper taxi) or
  • If you have no bulky luggage, you can take a city bus. It is recommended to take the city bus No. 90 (rate: 9,000 VND or about 4 cent), which will take you to a bus station near the conference site. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel with a better rate. Please refer to the following link: for more details.

For urban transportation, visit to download an Uber-like application, which is commonly used in Vietnam. By using this App, you can easily move to any point in the city to explore “Top-Rated Attractive Places in Hanoi”.

Urgent contacts: 0389677899 (Dr. Pham Ngoc Diep) or 0902289181 (Dr. Le Xuan Chung)


2nd Floor, D building, La Thanh Hotel.

Main gate: 226 Van Phuc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam. Second gate: 218 Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.