Traveling to Madeira

Visa Information

About Madeira

Where to Stay

Visa Information

To visit Portugal you must have a valid passport or, in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. A visa is required for the citizens of countries that do not have visa-exempt agreements with Portugal.

Please visit the following website of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to confirm whether you will require a visa to enter Portugal:

If you need to apply for a visa, please register for the conference, pay your registration fee in full, and request an invitation letter from the secretariat at

Do not forget to include your full name, passport data (country, number, issue and expiry date), date of birth, and contact details (address to which the letter of support has to be sent) in the email request. The visa acquisition process is time consuming. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get the necessary paperwork completed in time for your departure. The conference organisers cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. 

Please contact your local Portuguese Consulate to learn more about the visa application process.

Portuguese embassies

Portuguese consulates

Portuguese Immigration Authority





The archipelago is located in the African Plate in the Atlantic Ocean between latitude 30 ° and 33 °N, basically at the same latitude as Casablanca, 978 km southwest of Lisbon, about 700 km west of the African coast, and 450 km north of the Canary Islands.

This archipelago is formed by the Madeira Island with an area of 740.7 km², Porto Santo with 42.5 km², the Desertas Islands with a total of 14.2 km² comprising the three uninhabited islands, and by the Selvagens Islands whose set of 3 islands and sixteen uninhabited islets make up an area of 3.6 km². Of the eight islands, only the two largest (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited and can be accessed via the Madeira Airport in Funchal and Porto Santo Airport.

The island of Madeira has a very rugged terrain, with the highest point being Pico Ruivo (1,862 m), the Pico das Torres (1,851 m) and Pico do Arieiro (1,818 m), respectively the third, fourth and fifth highest points of Portugal. The northern coast is dominated by high cliffs and in the western part of the island you find a plateau region, the Paul da Serra with altitudes between 1,300 and 1,500 m.

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Where to Stay

The Conference will take place at the Museum of Electricity (Rua Casa da Luz,  2) and is centrally located so is easily accessible via public transport. There are also a wide range of accommodation options to suit different budgets but if you would like some suggestions nearby there is (from high to low in price):

Hotel Porto Santa Maria (

Pestana Casino Park (

Alto Lido (

ARTS In Hotel Conde Carvalhal (

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel (

Hotel do Carmo (

Hotel Orquídea (

Hotel Catedral (

Santa Maria Hostel (

Hotel Sírius (

Or an Airbnb apartment