Travel to Hungary

Poised at Europe's centre, Hungary's well-served by a handy web of transport links from abroad. The main international airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport.
Budapest's linked to 15 European capitals by train, directly or indirectly. Its home to three main railway stations, from which Express and InterCity trains lead to all the country's main tourist regions. To see train timetable click here.

Visa Information

Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, and applies the Schengen legislation in full. The entry formalities for Hungary vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering Hungary must possess a valid passport or a valid picture ID in some cases.

Citizens of the EU/EEA member states and of the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Entry visas can be obtained at any Hungarian embassy, consulate, and in some cases at border crossing points. Please check the current visa requirements on Portal of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Letter of Invitation

A Letter of Invitation is not required for participation in SIWAN9.

However, SIWAN has received past requests mostly from international attendees and speakers for a formal Letter of Invitation. Through some of these requests, regrettably, SIWAN has been subject to the fraudulent use of its name and/or the conference name in the application for travel to the EU or Hungary. Therefore, SIWAN will only issue a Letter of Invitation to the following verified conference participants:

  • Conference Speakers
  • Conference Attendees

All conference attendees who seek a Letter of Invitation must first register and pay for the conference fees before a Letter of Invitation will be issued.

Letters of Invitation will be emailed as a PDF document. Print copies will be mailed upon conference attendee's request.

In case your visa is denied, SIWAN will accept cancellation and will refund the full amount minus a EUR 50 as a handling fee no later than Friday, 25 September 2020 at 12:00 (CET). Note: Please provide us with a copy of the visa denial notification you received.
We do accept substitutions.

It is your responsibility to get the Visa. SIWAN cannot contact or intervene with any Hungarian Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf so please begin your visa application process as soon as you determine that you want to attend the SIWAN9.

All requests for a Letter of Invitation must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No exceptions to this policy will be made.