Travel Information

To get to Porto de Galinhas, the nearest airport is the Recife International Airport (REC), located in Recife, Pernambuco. Currently, there are direct flights (flights where it is not necessary to change planes) to Recife departing from Europe, more specifically from Libson (TAP) and Frankfurt (Condor), and the US, departing from Miami (American Airlines). The latter makes a stop in Salvador (in Brazil) before getting to Recife, but it is not necessary to change planes.

Recife is one of the major hubs in Northeast Region in Brazil. There are direct flights to Recife from most of the major Brazilian capitals, including Salvador, Fortaleza, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte. In addition, there are direct flights from the major hubs in Europe and the US to these capitals. This means that, in most cases, it is possible to reach Recife from both Europe and the US (departing from these major hubs) only changing planes once.

Be careful to book in advance in order to get the best fees. The conference organization will provide transfers from Recife International Airport to the conference hotel in Porto de Galinhas, and nearby hotels. Companions can use tha same transfer service, an extra fee will be charged.

Visa Information

Nationals from some countries, such as the USA and Canada, need to obtain an Entry Visa prior to traveling to Brazil. It is important to note that, in general, nationals from countries that are members of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Brazil for less than 90 days. Check if you need a visa to travel to Brazil here. U.S. passport holders need a tourist visa for attending EASE. Depending on where you live you need to request your visa in a specific Brazilian consulate. See the following list.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Consulate General of Brazil in downtown Chicago (401 N. Michigan Ave.). Home page:

Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Consulate General in Boston, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 810, Boston, MA 02116. 617-542-4000; fax: 617-542-4318. Home page:

Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Consulate General in Houston, 1700 W. Loop So., Suite 1450, Houston, TX 77027. 713-961-3063; fax: 713-961-3070. Home page:

Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis, Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Consulate General in Los Angeles, 8484 Willshire Blvd., Suite 730/711, Los Angeles, CA 90211. 323-651-2664; fax: 323-651-1274. Home page:

Alabama, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Consulate General in Miami, 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33133. 305-285-6200; fax: 305-285-6229. Home page:

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Bermuda. Consulate General in New York, 630 Fifth Ave., Suite 2720, New York, NY 10111. 917-777-7777; fax: 212-827-0225. Home

Alaska, Oregon, Washington State and all other counties in California not included in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles. Consulate General in San Francisco, 300 Montgomery St., Suite 1160, San Francisco, CA 94104. 415-981-8170; fax: 415-981-3628. Home page:

Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Embassy in Washington, D.C., Consular Service, 3009 NW Whitehaven St., Washington, DC 20008. 202-745-2828; fax: 202-745-2827. Home page:

For a list of Brazilian consulates throughout the world, including additional visa information, please take a look at the webpage of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations.

An important thing to bear in mind is that, if you're traveling from a country for which Entry Visas are required, a visa application might take a long time to be processed. In general, it does not take longer than 10 business days. Nevertheless, we recommend that you contact the consulate nearest to you in order to get precise information about the processing time.

Visa Support Letters

The EASE’2013 organization can issue Visa Support Letters to assist conference atendees in obtaining a visa. Please send all visa support letter requests to after registering to the conference. The email should have the subject: "[EASE 2013] Request for Visa support letter", and the following information needs to be provided:

  • Full name (as it appears in the passport);
  • Number of the passport;
  • Nationality;
  • Full mailing address;
  • An indication if you need the signed letter sent by e-mail (pdf with a scanned copy), mail or both;
  • If you are presenting a paper, please provide the title;
  • Your registration number. You will receive the registration number after registering.

Additional information for U.S. citizens

If you are a U.S. citizens, the visa you will need is the tourist visa. If you look at, the tourist visa includes "participation as an attendee or speaker, not paid in Brazil", which is your case.
Other relevant information are:

  • Processing time for tourist visas is of five to eight business days.
  • Visas can be submitted by visa service companies.
  • You do not need an air ticket, just an itinerary plan.


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