SECURING YOUR VISA TO ENTER INDIA
Delegates assume full responsibility for obtaining the visa as relevant to their nationality and status. Delegates attending WILD11 may apply for a conference visa. Conference visa instructions are below. If applicable on an individual basis, you may also consider applying for a tourist or business visa.
Conference Visa Instructions:
- Message Frank, WILD11 Programme Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org stating you would like to apply for conference visa
- You will be provided an official invitation letter along with a letter from the Indian Ministry for External Affairs (MEA)
- You will also be provided specific Congress info along with a reference in India to list on your application
- All of the above is required on your conference visa application
- Once you receive the above, go to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html and follow the prompts to apply for e-visa, select conference visa
Alternatively, there are numerous online e-visa services that charge an extra fee. We suggest you use caution. One site that some people have used successfully is www.ivisa.com. The choice is yours and we make no recommendations.
Once issued, you will need to carry a copy of the e-Visa on the day of travel, and then present this document upon arrival in India to receive your official entry stamp.
If you have any issues obtaining your visa, please contact email@example.com.
TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION
We understand delegates may have varying opinions on vaccinations. Some greatly desire the precaution; others prefer to avoid possible side effects on certain medications such as anti-malarials. Coupled with the fact that each person has unique medical considerations known best by his/her/their doctor, the World Wilderness Congress does not supply medical advice. Ultimately, the decision to get or not get vaccinations is a personal one, so please do not contact our office for specific vaccination recommendations. All delegates are referred to the expertise of the CDC, WHO, and their health care providers, and/or travel clinic with the following steps:
- Go to the Travelers’ Health section of the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
- Select India via the “For Travelers” dropdown menu
- Read through the information carefully, and consider which precautions you may want to take
- Schedule an appointment with your physician or travel health professional. Please allow plenty of time before the trip to see your health care provider (CDC suggests 4-6 weeks). We suggest that you let your doctor know before the appointment that you are coming in for travel vaccinations, as some may need to make preparations.
Mosquito and other vector-borne illnesses: Please note, both at home and when traveling abroad, protecting yourself from insect bites can greatly minimize the risk of vector-borne illnesses (Zika, Malaria, Dengue, etc). The World Wilderness Congress recommends that all delegates bring an effective insect repellent of their choice along with long sleeve shirts for peak mosquito time.
WILD11 organizers are aware of the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and are monitoring the situation based off recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will update delegates as relevant information becomes available, and we will plan the Congress according to the guidelines of these global institutions. In the meantime, we continue to encourage delegates to consult with their doctors and review the CDC’s website.
As per CDC suggestions, delegates may protect themselves by:
- Avoiding contact with sick people.
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Seeking medical care right away if you begin to feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and avoiding contact with others.
HOTELS, TRANSPORT, AND TOURS
The WILD11 team is proud to have Liberty International Tourism Group as a partner for the 11th World Wilderness Congress in Jaipur, India. Liberty International is available to book hotels, airport transfers & domestic flights, and tours. While some transportation and tour costs are covered by your registration fee, Liberty has other offerings to help you experience Jaipur and Rajasthan outside of Congress activities, as well as pre and post Congress tours. They will offer shopping bazaars, trips to parks and reserves, as well as cultural city walks – and more!
WILD11 Travel Share Group
Are you looking for a travel partner, someone to share lodging accommodations with, or another delegate to join you on a tour in Jaipur or throughout Rajasthan? Join the WILD11 Travel & Lodging Share group on Facebook to connect with other delegates traveling to and from Jaipur!
Please note: this group was created simply to facilitate conversations amongst WILD11 delegates. WILD11 cannot accept any liability for death, injury, damages, loss, cost, or expense suffered by any person (including accompanying persons or partners or attendant caregivers). In particular, WILD11 cannot accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel companies or transport and tour operators.