Contact & Info

How to reach us and other useful information.

1. Visa Information

Citizens of nations belonging to the Schengen Agreement do not need visas to visit Sicily or any other part of Italy.

Nationals who will need a visa or e-visa (in bold we indicate countries from our broad Mediterranean / Black Sea Region): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan , Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia. (updated January 2024)

Please make sure to check the latest info – available in English – regarding visa requirements and exemptions on the following webpage of the Italian Government Channel .

2. Registration

Registration must be done individually online by Visa or MasterCard only. Bank transfer and group payments are not allowed. Once your payment is processed you can download from your account the invoice to ask a refund from your institute.
N.B. Scientists and students without a submitted paper are also welcome to register to the Congress.

3. Cancellation policy

  • Congress registration fees are not refundable when due to cancellation by the author.
  • In case of rejection of your paper by the relevant Committee Chair, 80% of the registration fee will be refunded to the author.

4. Communication policy

Can I present more than one communication?

You may submit (and present) only one paper but co-author up to three others. A paper will be considered only if it directly relates to one of our Congress themes and if it is accompanied by online payment of a registration fee.

Language of communications

Oral and poster presentations are accepted in English or in French.

What will happen in case of “no show”?

A ‘no show’ will lead to automatic withdrawal of the paper from our official Congress volume that will be published right after the conference.

5. Privacy

Your personal data (phone, address, etc.) will remain confidential and in no case disclosed to third parties.

6. Liability disclaimer to the 43rd CIESM Congress

By registering to the Congress, the participants will release CIESM from any claims or any unforeseen losses, damages, injuries, liability, and the consequences thereof, while travelling and participating to the 43rd CIESM Congress in Sicily.