Dates and bus transfers

16th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress and the 12th International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Significance (IAC 2019) will occur between July 2nd and 8th, 2019.

Shuttle buses will be arranged to transport participants at predetermined times to and from the airport on the 2nd and 8th (upon arrival and departure). We recommend that participants plan their schedule around these dates so they can benefit from the transportation provided through the Congress. Preferably, try to arrive on the 2nd in the morning or early afternoon and leave on the 8th in the afternoon (after 13h). If adhering to these dates and times is not possible, participants should contact the organizing committee for information concerning other modes of transportation to access the venue.

Please inform us as to your travel plans as soon as possible. If you already have your flight information, fill it in the registration form. Otherwise, e-mail your flight information as soon as you can to The shuttle service will be aware of flight numbers and arrival times and will be able to accommodate unexpected travel delays.



IAC 2019 will be held at the Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. The venue is located approximately 150km (93 miles) from the Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.

The facilities include fully equipped meeting rooms, as well as 20 apartments and 80 shared rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The arrangements for the Congress have already been finalized, so the Organizing Committee requests that the participants do not contact the venue directly. Accommodations will be reserved jointly with registration.

Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan district Ninh Binh province,


Registration and abstract submission deadlines

Online registration for the IAC 2019 is now available!

All attendees participating in any session or symposium including presenters, chairs, speakers, and members of the scientific board must register to attend. Registration fees include access to all meeting events, copies of the conference program, all meals, and accommodation arrangements for the entire duration of the conference (July 2-8).

Presentation and poster abstracts are due May 15th and can be submitted before or after registration. See the Abstract submission page form more information.

Registration must be received by May 10th for participants to qualify for early-bird discount fees, otherwise registration is due June 20th. See the Registration page for more information.

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            Telephone number: +84-24-37569008 or +84-24-37569004

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Who need visa when visiting Vietnam?

1.1 Only the citizens of below countries are able to visit Vietnam without an entry visa:

- Most citizens of ASEAN member-countries as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos do not need a Vietnam visa if they visit Vietnam within 30 days. The Philippine passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa for 21 days and Myanmar do not need Visa within 14 days. The passport holders of Brunei are not required to get a visa to Vietnam for 15 days. They could apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

- From July, 1st 2015 to next June 2016, Vietnam Government exempts Visas for nationals of 5 Western European countries as: France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy. They do not need visa if staying in Vietnam less than 15 days regardless of their purpose or type of visas.

- Citizens of and Timor-Leste is all required Visa Vietnam.

- The Passport Holders from Korea, Japan, Russia and the Scandinavian nations (as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland) do not need a visa to Vietnam if they intend to stay in the country within 15 days. They could also apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

- All other citizens are required to get a Vietnam entry visa (issued prior to departure by local consulates or embassies) or a pre-approved letter for picking up an entry visa (issued on arrival at Vietnam's International Airports) at the airport. Both are supplied before arrival in the country.

1.2 Some exceptions:

- No visa is required for travel in Vietnam for less than 90 days or several visits within 6 months for citizens of France who holds valid diplomatic or official passports.

- No visa is required for travel in Vietnam for less than 90 days or several visits within 6 months for citizens of Chile who holds valid diplomatic or official passports.

- No visa is required for 60 days per time with APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies.

- No visa required for Vietnamese overseas for less than 90 days staying if they are holding Vietnam visa exemption certificate.

- More information please check the link the following:

If you need an official letter of invitation from the organizing committee to support your visa application process, please write us at

Collecting Auchenorrhyncha in

Vietnam has very strict regulation and enforcement concerning the collection and exportation of biological material. For foreigners who do not have an official government or university position in Vietnam, permits can be obtained, but require a Vietnamese researcher counterpart (hired by a university or research institute), a principal foreign researcher, a detailed research project and expedition plan, among other paperwork and signatures. If you are interested in collecting Auchenorrhyncha during the Congress, make sure to contact a Vietnamese researcher counterpart in advance. We will apply the collecting permit.

The IAC organizing committee will not be responsible for obtaining these permits for Congress participants.