General info


Use the congress app

More detailed congress and programme information can be found in the congress app: speaker information, digital version of the Proceedings Book, some PowerPoint lecture slides from speakers, etc. All accessible via the App!

How to download the app

Download the vFairs app from the App Stores. You will have access to the App by using your email address and creating a password on the first login. An OTP code will be sent via email for verification. Please note, access is only possible by using the email address used during registration.

Certificate of Attendance 
A certificate of attendance can be printed after submission of the on-line evaluation which will be requested to fill in after the congress. You will receive an invitation via e-mail after the congress. 

Congress badges 
All participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors must wear the congress identification badges. Entrance to meeting halls, poster and exhibition area will not be permitted to any person without badge. 

The currency is EURO. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept international credit cards. 

The ESVD-ECVD and/or its agents have the right for any reason beyond their control to alter or cancel, without prior notice, the congress or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Annual Congress of the ESVD-ECVD. The Organizing Committee and the Congress Secretariat shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration or cancellation.

An exhibition of veterinary pharmaceutical products, pet food, clinical and scientific equipment and publications will take place in the West Ground Floor. Companies interested in taking part in the exhibition can contact the Congress Secretariat.

The official language of the congress is English. 

Letter of Invitation
The Congress Secretariat will send you a letter of invitation upon request. The Organizing Committee would like to clearly state that the letter is only to help the participant to obtain a visa or to raise travel funds and has no further financial obligations from the congress towards the participant. The Congress Secretariat is only able to send you the letter of invitation after receipt of your registration and payment. 

Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Congress Secretariat assume any liability. Participants should, therefore, organize their own health and travel insurance. 

Mobile Phone Manners 
As a courtesy to other attendees, please observe good mobile phone manners. When attending sessions, please turn off your mobile phone and other wireless communications or use the silent notifications options. If you must take a call, please step out of the room rather than disrupting the event. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Passport and Visa
Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.

In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.

For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days.

Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.

Related links:
Visa requests
Portuguese consulates
Portuguese Immigration Authority