Travel Information

There are daily direct flights to Vancouver, Canada, from many major airports around the world


Requirements for Entering Canada (Passports, Visas, eTAs)

As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.


If you travel by land or sea, you do not need an eTA. However, you must always travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.

  • To find out if you require an eTA or visa to travel to Canada click here and select your country of origin
  • For eTA Exemptions click here
  • eTA applications costs $7.00 CAD and is paid after you complete the ETA form. Most applications are approved within minutes. 

Invitation letter

All delegates are advised to obtain and submit an official Letter of Invitation from the congress organizers to help facilitate the immigration process. Please note that Letters of Invitation are only issued to registered and paid/approved delegates. Please email Conference Secretariat with your full name and full affiliation.