General Travel Information

Visas

All attendees are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visas for entry to Mexico. Please be advised that all visitors to Mexico are required to have a passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit and your passport must have at least one unused page for entry/departure endorsements

If you do not have one full empty page in your passport you will be denied entry. For more information about applying for a visa and the requirements, please click here. To apply for a visa, you will need to contact your local Mexico Embassy or Consulate. To view a list of Mexico Embassies and Consulates, please click here. The organizers will be able to assist you with an invitation letter on the conference letterhead, but this can only be issued once full payment for all conference fees have been received.

Insurance

The Event Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the ISBGMO 2017 Conference. 

Flights

Click here to obtain general information about Guadalajara’s airport services and facilities.

Click here to book your flight to Guadalajara through SkyTeam Global. Benefits of using SkyTeam include:

  • Savings – take advantage of exclusive discounts up to 15% in both Business and Economy Class; no fee for your online bookings.
  • Convenience – book the most convenient itinerary online with any of the 20 SkyTeam member airlines.
  • Reward Miles – earn Miles on your frequent flyer program of a SkyTeam member airline and save on your future travels
  • Valuable services – SkyTeam Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers will experience SkyPriority, the alliance network red-carpet treatment, and will get access to the SkyTeam Lounges.
  • SkyTeam network – travel to your event from virtually anywhere in the world with over 16,270 daily flights covering more than 1,050 destinations in 179 countries.

About Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco. Well known for being the land of the Mariachi and the Tequila, it is the Mexican capital that best represents the culture that identifies Mexico in the world. The metropolitan area offers a wide variety of cuisines and art and crafts. Guadalajara balances a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere, without losing its colonial and traditional nature.
Source: Visit Mexico

Safety Tips

Crime in Mexico, like many other places in today's world, can be a problem, but all you really need to do is take the usual sensible precautions and follow some basic safety rules. Know where you're going before you set off, particularly at night, watch your possessions, don't walk alone in dodgy areas, lock your doors at night. And, like anywhere else, there are some areas of the major cities which are known to be riskier than others. It is easy to avoid these and still have a good time. If you cannot avoid such areas, then avoid wearing visible jewelry or carrying cameras and bags over your shoulder. Keep mobile phones and wallets tucked away where no one can see them. Check beforehand that the areas you plan to visit are safe by asking hotel staff or police. Other sensible advice is not to hitchhike, or accept or carry items for strangers.