We are very pleased to welcome you to Porto.

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


Please note that most COVID-19 restrictions in Portugal were lifted on 20 April 2022. 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.

Information about any specific arrival conditions or recommendations due to the pandemic situation and valid for the period of the conference will be posted here and provided to registered participants in enewsletters.

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 conference 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

Personal data for visa purposes

We kindly request your consent to use your personal data for visa purposes. This request follows the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires that we obtain your explicit consent to process your personal data.

The personal data that we require includes your full name, passport number, date of birth, home address, email address, and telephone number. We will share this data with the Portuguese Foreign Office and the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF).

Please note that your personal data will be processed securely and in accordance with the GDPR. We will not disclose your data to any third party, except as required by law or as necessary to facilitate your participation in the conference.

You can find our full Privacy Policy in attachment.

If you agree to the use of your personal data for visa purposes, please check the box expressing your consent.

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Fly with TAP

TAP Portugal as the Official Carrier of the conference has agreed to offer a discount to the participants of the “8th International Wildland Fire Conference” who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website.

The discounts offered are the following:

up to 10% in economy and business class

The code of the event can be found in the flyer below and must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount:

  • enter the website
  • select flights and dates
  • insert the event code in the Promotion/Cpnference Code Box, located on the left side of the webpage. Kindly check the code to be used, according to the currency.

Important Information

  • The discount applicable to this event is only valid for online bookings made through TAP Portugal’s website and with payment by credit card. The ticket will always be an electronic ticket.
  • Bookings made previously by travel agencies or at our desks are not eligible for this discount.
  • The final price shown at the end of the booking is the final fare, including the discount and all related taxes. The discount is applicable only over the fare, excluding all taxes related to the voyage.
  • The discount only applies to TAP operated flights.
  • The discount is not accumulative with fares for resident / student / child / infant /senior, etc.
  • In case the website is down, Delegates should try again later as discount is only possible on website.
  • Please remove miles discount or any other discount.
  • The discount applies only for travel to the event. It is valid for round trip journeys from any TAP destination to Lisbon or Porto.
  • The booking can be made at any time. The travel dates must be comprehended in the period of 10 days before / 10 days after the event dates. The dates of the event must be comprehended in the period of travel.
  • The discount is also extended to the participants accompanying persons (adults).
  • The conditions and restrictions regarding changes and refunds are those of the applicable fare. Please check the fare details before ending your booking.

Download Flyer

Registering for the first time, create your user account

Book your hotel

The 8th IWFC has designated an official accommodation agency to make hotel reservations. The agency has selected a range of hotels with negotiated rates, near the conference venue or in the city center, with easy access. Please note that May is high season in Porto. We strongly suggest that you book your room in advance to save money and ensure hotel availability.

Create your program

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

To personalize your program a mobile APP will be available close to the Conference dates.

Spread the word about #WILDFIRE2023

A promotional toolkit with graphical elements is available to help with the promotion of 8th International Wildland Fire Conference to your network.