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Shuttles will be provided from the airport to the Seagull Hotel in Quy Nhon on Sunday, October 2. Please enter your arrival information on this form. If your flight arrives on a day other than Sunday, you may still complete the form to reserve a ride but will need to pay $12.00 USD to the ICISE Staff sometime. early next week. After you complete the form, please send a follow-up message to Rencontres du Vietnam to let them know you have requested a. ride. If you are not staying at the Seagull Hotel, you may still take the shuttle but will need to take other transportation or walk to your hotel.


Please go to the Short Courses page for details.


Buses will leave from the Seagull hotel at 8:15 and 8:30 from Monday through Friday. Each bus holds 45 persons, and buses will depart when full. Buses will bring participants back to the Seagull Hotel each afternoon after the day’s program has concluded.


Taxi’s can be hired; it’s best to ask your hotel or ICISE for assistance. The cost of a one-way trip is around 120,000 VND (~$5 USD) and takes around ten minutes.

The address to provide to the driver for ICISE is:

Please note: the taxi driver should turn on “Science Avenue” and then proceed past the Explora Center museum. When the signs for ICISE appear, turn right, and follow the drive up to the metal entrance gates. The guard will permit the taxi to drive all the way to the ICISE building.

If you would like to contact a taxi service for yourself, here are a few companies:

  • Mai Linh Taxi:  +84 (0) 2563 79 79 79
  • Sun Taxi:  +84 (0) 2563 68 68 68
  • Lado Taxi:  +84 (0) 2563 666 777


Go to the ICISE Plan Your Trip page for more information.

COVID-19 Travel Information, Testing, and Health Care

Learn more about travel requirements and COVID-19 on the Vietnam Info for Travelers on COVID-19 web page. 

Arrangements can be made for COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered in Quy Nhon. There is also a hospital in the city to provide care if needed. Please contact Jenny Ramarui for more information. 

Visa Requirements

Many countries are exempt from Vietnam visa requirements and allow for a stay of between 14 and 30 days; this website provides details. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may be able to apply for an e-visa online, but please keep two things in mind: (1) request a “tourist” visa, (2) allow for more than three business days for processing. The cost is $25 USD; apply here.

Medical/Travel Insurance

Medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000 USD  is required and can be purchased for about $35–$40 USD. The Insure my Trip website provides quotes from up to 20 providers. Insurance policies are purchased online and links to certificates of coverage and ID cards are provided after the policy is purchased. Information on Covid protocols in place for the conference will be provided by the end of July.

Getting to Quy Nhon

Flights from some parts of the world arrive directly in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) or Hanoi (HAN), however, travelers from North and South America may need to transit through Seoul Korea (ICN), Japan, or another nearby country. Usually, if you are just connecting to your next flight, a visa is not required. However, please check the visa and testing requirements for any airports you may be transitting through.

If flights arrive late in the day at SGN or HAN, it may be necessary to stay overnight at a nearby hotel and then take the relatively short flight to Quy Nhon (UIH) the next day. Links to nearby hotels are provided below:

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Contact Jenny Ramarui,
Conference Coordinator,
at [email protected]
or (1) 301-251-7708


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