Travel and Visa

Travel

There are a number of means of travelling to Xiamen depending upon where you are located and your budget. For international flights, we recommend you get to Xiamen by transferring from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Hong Kong. Book as early as possible as Xiamen is a popular tourist city.

Transportation

XMAS-III will be held at the Science and Art Center on the Siming Campus of Xiamen University (XMU). The Siming Campus is located in Siming District , which is the southern half of the island.

 

Buses on Jan 8 for Icebreaker at Millennium Harborview Hotel

Date

Departure

From

To

Jan 8

1600

Green Tree Inn

Millennium Harborview Hotel

1630

Zhou Long Quan Building

Millennium Harborview Hotel

1700

XMU Campus Hotels

Millennium Harborview Hotel

2100

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Green Tree Inn

2100

Millennium Harborview Hotel

XMU Campus Hotels

2100

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Zhou Long Quan Building

NoteNo bus provided for participants living in Swiss International Hotel. It is about 5 minutes walk distance to Millennium Harborview Hotel.

 

Shuttle bus provided by Millennium Harborview Hotel

Date

Dept Time

From

To

Jan 9

0740

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Symposium venue

1840

Symposium venue

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Jan 10

0750

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Symposium venue

2130

Rongyu Restaurant

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Jan 11

0750

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Symposium venue

1840

Symposium venue

Millennium Harborview Hotel

 

Buses on Jan 10 for Conference Dinner

Date

Dept Time

From

To

Jan 10

1840

Symposium venue

Rongyu Seafood Restaurant

2130

R1: Rongyu Seafood Restaurant

Millennium Harborview Hotel & Swiss International Hotel

2130

R2: Rongyu Seafood Restaurant

XMU West Gate (for Green Tree Inn & XMU Campus Hotels)

2130

R3: Rongyu Seafood Restaurant

Zhou Long Quan Building

 

Shuttle bus for XMU students on Xiang'an Campus

Date

Dept Time

From

To

Jan 8

1630

Zhou Long Quan Building

Millennium Harborview Hotel

2100

Millennium Harborview Hotel

Zhou Long Quan Building

Jan 9

0710

Zhou Long Quan Building

Symposium venue

1840

Symposium venue

Zhou Long Quan Building

2030

Jan-Wen Building Cafe

Zhou Long Quan Building

Jan 10

0720

Zhou Long Quan Building

Symposium venue

2130

Rongyu Seafood Restaurant

Zhou Long Quan Building

Jan 11

0720

Zhou Long Quan Building

Symposium venue

1840

Symposium venue

Zhou Long Quan Building

 

For detail information on how to get to the hotels and how to get to the meeting venue, please check HERE.

Visa

Visitors to China, without exception, must have a passport valid for at least six months and most nationalities need an entry visa. Accompanying person may also require a visa.

Please apply for an F (non-business) or L (tourism) visa from your nearest Embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Early application is highly recommended.

List of Chinese Embassies or Consulates: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/

For visa types and apply procedure: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/hrsq/

Invitation letters (required as part of the visa application process) issued by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, count as the formal invitation letter needed for visa applications. Please press HERE and submit the required information. The letter will be emailed to you within a week.

Proof of hotel reservations (required as part of the visa application process) are also needed for visa application. Once you have made a booking through the conference website, proof of reservations will be emailed to you within a week.

Countries with Visa-Free Entry to China

Press HERE for the list of Visa-Free Countries. But the duration of stay in China for citizens holding appropriate passports from these countries may not exceed 30 days.

Citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan holding ordinary passports may also enter China without a visa provided that their purpose of visit is for tourism, family visit, business or transit, and that their stay in China is no more than 15 days.

For more information on visa exemption requirements, click on the link below: https://www.visaforchina.org/SGP_EN/generalinformation/visaknowledge/258911.shtml

For assistance on invitation letter, please contact Emily King.