Travel and Visa Info

As you plan your travel, please check the information provided on this page. Please note that the local committee has designated an official Travel Agency (Tour du Monde) to help you and facilitate your travel arrangements.

One important notice is that the airport is about 20 km from the conference hotel (Ponta Mar Hotel). There is no public transportation service (buses, trains, etc...) from the airport to the hotel. The local organizing committee strongly recommends that all SBBD and SBES 2009 attendee use the Transfer Service provided by the designated Travel Agency (see Reservation and Transportation below). The Agency's passenger transfer prices is the same as using common cabs from the airport to the hotel.

Hotel Reservation and Transportation

For reservations at Ponta Mar Hotel and transportation from and to the hotel, please use the Travel Agency reservation site at this URL: 

Visa Information

To see if you need a visa to Brazil, visa fee, and required documents, visit

To find an embassy, visit

To find a consulate to apply for your visa in the US (for US citizens), visit

For general information, visit

General Information

Link about traveling to Brazil:



Phase I
Until 31 aug

Phase II
Until 29 sept

Phase III
After 29 sept

XXIV SBBD XXIII SBES - October, 05-09 2009