7th World Conference

on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa

29 May – 1 June 2022

Visa Information

Certain countries require a visa to enter South Africa.  To view the list of countires exempt from requiring a visa, please visit http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries.

The conference organisers will provide delegates requiring a visa with a visa invitation letter that can be used when submitting their application to the South African Consulate.  Should you require a visa letter kindly send an email to wcri2022@paragonafrica.co.za containing the following information:

  • Date of travel
  • Country of residence
  • Passport number
  • Full name as it appears on your passport

Kindly note that your registration and accommodation will need to be paid in full for us to provide you with this letter.

Please contact the embassy in your country for processing times and allow enough time for your visa application to be submitted before travelling. 

Please allow 72 hours for visa letters to be issued.

 

 

COVID-19 Information

WCRI 2022 will take place as a hybrid event with an onsite contingent based in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Delegates attending in person will be required to meet all travel and entry requirements as stipulated by the South African Department of Home Affairs.

To protect our delegates and staff onsite, COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to. This includes regular hand-sanitising, mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and any other necessary protocols.

Delegates wishing to attend the Conference in-person will need to meet one of the following three requirements to confirm a negative COVID-19 status and be allowed entry to the CTICC:

  • Present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Flow test result not older than 72 hours
  • Present proof of recovery and current negative status
  • Present a valid vaccination record

 

COVID-19 testing facilities will be available nearby or at the CTICC. Only PCR or Rapid Flow test results will be accepted. Costs of testing will be for the delegates own account.

Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the Gala Dinner.

 

As COVID regulations and protocols are subject to change, we recommend staying up to date by visiting the official resources available online.

Please visit the official Department of Health COVID-19 resource portal for up to date information and changes.

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