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4th Conference on Optimization Methods and Software

December 16-20, 2017, Havana, Cuba

Visa requirement

Conference participants are advised to check their visa requirement for Cuba in advance.
Please consult the website of the diplomatic representatives of Cuba for more information:

Those who need a formal invitation letter for Cuban visa are recommended to send a request at the conference email address: oms2017cuba[at]
Often a scanned copy of the invitation letter received from Cuba by email is acceptable. Please check with Cuban Consulate in your country (check for instance here) the requirements concerning personal information that must be mentioned in the formal invitation letter. In the most cases, your complete name (as indicated in your passport) and postal address of your affiliation is sufficient.

Travel information

Conference participants coming from abroad are kindly asked to book their flights, in advance, to José Martí International Airport.
For more information on flight connections to Cuba, please visit:
José Martí International Airport on Wikipedia

Information for US participants

Traveling from United States to Cuba is restricted to certain individuals and is regulated by the U.S. Department of Treasury. In particular, travelers require a valid reason in order to travel to Cuba. The purpose of the travel to participate in OMS2017 can be, for example: Professional research or meetings (PROFL)
Participants traveling with United Airlines can find further information on this page.