We are very pleased to welcome you to Porto.

This page is regularly updated. We invite you to see additional information closer to the congress.


See the information below to ensure your journey is as fast and easy as possible.Read the current official COVID-19 travel restrictions and what to expect during your stay.

It is your responsibility to ensure you check and comply with the latest health and travel regulations.

Visa Requirements and Invitation Letter

A customised invitation letter for visa purposes is available for delegates with a confirmation that registration has been paid in full.

Visa Information

VISA maybe required online or at the local/national Portuguese embassy or consulate.

Letters of invitation are available to participants upon written request to the congress secretariat.

For a complete list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter please click on list of countries.

Additional information available at the website of Schengen VISA information

Besides all the Schengen area countries, the countries listed below DO NOT need a VISA to enter Portugal:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Ecuador
  • Israel
  • Japan Korea (Rep. of)
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Paraguay
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • UK
  • US
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Book your hotel

The EMGM 2023 will appoint an official housing agency for hotel reservations, transfers and excursions. The agency will select a number of hotels with negotiated rates, either close to the congress centre or in the city centre with easy access. Please note that May is peak season in Croatia. Strongly suggest you book your room in advance to save money and guarantee hotel availability.

Create your programme

Browse through the Scientific Programme and select the sessions you don’t want to miss.

Spread the word about the Congress

A promotional toolkit with graphic elements will soon be available to help promote EMGM 2023 in your network.