18th International Congress of Immunology

27 november - 2 December 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa



about Travel

Participants should be particularly aware of visa requirements to visit South Africa. Please plan your travel well in advance and allow plenty of time to apply for a visa.

The information provided below is accurate at time of publication; please be sure to confirm your own visa requirements prior to departure.

Many countries are exempt from the visa requirement, but the status can change at any time. Please visit the South African Department of Home Affairs for more information on exempted countries >>

The congress secretariat cannot issue actual visas to attend the congress but can issue a Visa Support Letter to assist with your visa application. Visa Support Letters are issued through the online registration system. If you require a Visa Support Letter, please complete the relevant sections when you register.

Please note that Visa Support Letters will only be issued upon confirmation of registration and after full payment for registration fees has been received. Visa Support Letters are issued via email in PDF format and will be sent within approximately two weeks after your information and confirmation of payment is received by the congress secretariat.

Paperwork needed to enter South Africa

  • An acceptable passport or travel document valid for your intended stay
  • At least two blank pages in your passport for endorsements
  • A valid visa, if required. Here is the list of countries exempt from the visa requirement >>
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Yellow fever certificate if your journey starts or entails passing through the fever belt of Africa or South America


Please click the button below of the South African Department of Home Affairs visa page for more information