Ecological and evolutionary consequences of plant–fungal invasions
Most international delegates will arrive at GRU Airport, located less than 200km from Campinas City in São Paulo. From GRU Airport you can take the Lira bus to Campinas bus station (Terminal Rodoviário de Campinas). This takes approximately 2 hours. From Campinas bus station you can take a taxi or a bus to Unicamp. You will need to take the 3.31 bus line (Rodoviária – Terminal Barão Geraldo), and then, from the terminal, take 3.36 or 3.29 bus lines to Unicamp. Bus prices can be checked here.
The majority of Brazilian delegates flying to the symposium will arrive at Viracopos Airport, located less than 40km from Unicamp. International delegates also have the option of flying to Rio de Janeiro International Airport (Tom Jobin/Galeão) and getting a connection to Viracopos Airport. From Viracopos Airport delegates have the option of taking a taxi straight to Unicamp or taking the Lira bus to Campinas bus station (Terminal Rodoviário de Campinas), which takes approximately 25 minutes. From Campinas bus station you can take a taxi or a bus to Unicamp as described above.
Campinas bus station (Terminal Rodoviário de Campinas) has connections to locations across the Southeast, South and Midwest of Brazil. More information, including the bus companies that run each route and the bus schedules, is available on the bus station website.
Please check with the Brazilian consulate in your area whether you require a visa to enter Brazil.
If you require a letter of invitation, the New Phytologist Trust, working together with our local organiser, will provide a letter of invitation upon request. To be eligible to request a letter of invitation, you must first register and pay to attend the 45th New Phytologist Symposium. Once you have registered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more information.
Due to the fact that an application for a visa can be a lengthy process, the New Phytologist Trust recommends that you start your visa application process early: 90 to 120 days prior to the conference. We would also like to note that in issuing you with a letter of invitation, it is not a commitment from the symposium or the organisers to provide any financial support, and you will still need to apply for a visa.
Even if you are travelling from a visa-exempt country, please be prepared to provide evidence to the Brazilian immigration authorities that you have the means to support yourself for the duration of your stay in Brazil (e.g. payslips, Institution funding documents etc.).
Please arrange an appointment with your health professional at least four to six weeks before travel in order to asses any health risks associated with your travel. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for most visitors to the São Paulo region, but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is not currently required for entry to Brazil. This may be subject to change. All visitors to Brazil are recommended to take precautions to avoid insect bites.
All delegates should ensure that they have adequate health insurance for their stay.