We are aware of the Visa-related difficulties that many members of our community are encountering, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that Visa constraints do not prevent anyone in our community from attending.
There is a lot of heterogeneity across consulates, so we encourage you to reach out to the consulate in your jurisdiction in spite of what you may have heard from others. For those who have been told that due to their nationality they cannot currently obtain a Visa, we believe that there is still a chance that consulates will reconsider this stance, and we are doing everything we can to try to make this happen.
If you need a Visa, please follow the instructions below. If you have followed this instructions and have been told by the consulate that you you are not eligible apply or that the consulate is not processing Visas, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . In the email, please share the consulate where you tried to apply and the reason you were given for why you could not apply.
As of May 8th, 2022, to travel to Seoul, visitors need to (1) fulfill Visa requirements , either electronically if possible, or in person if not, and (2) fulfill COVID-19 requirements , including negative PCR test and pre-registration of vaccination proof. We strongly encourage you to (3) take travel insurance before your trip.
As with many other places around the world, the local situation and rules in Seoul, Korea regarding Covid-19 keep changing, so please stay vigilant and updated with the latest information.
K-ETA (Korean Electronic Travel Authorization) is an electronic travel authorization system for visa-free entry into the country
If you are not eligible for K-ETA, you must obtain a visitor’s visa (e.g., C-3-1).
The information below should be included with the request:
ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.
(Information updated as of May 18th, 2022.)
Incoming visitors must:
Please note that there might be several measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
This is the first in-person FAccT in the times of covid-19. To better understand the epidemiological risks associated with such events, our post-event survey will include questions relating to COVID-19 status. To help us get a clear picture, and support future decision-making, it will be particularly important to respond to these questions.
We are committed to the conference being a success for both in-person and online participants. Importantly, we are committed to holding the in-person conference, and will cancel only if public health restrictions beyond our control make that commitment untenable.
Traveling and attending a gathering in person exposes you to a higher risk of getting COVID-19 than attending online, and hence attending in person is optional. Please contact organizers if, at any point, you feel pressured to travel by either your peers or managers/advisors.
It is a possibility that some attendees may have undetectable COVID-19 when entering the country, and it is a possibility that some attendees contract COVID-19 while visiting Seoul. Hence, it is wise to assume that during the conference and immediately after, some attendees are likely to be contagious and/or to test positive for COVID-19. While indoor masks, distancing, and other measures recommended by health authorities will be followed on-site, they can reduce risk but cannot eliminate it completely.
We strongly encourage you to obtain travel insurance covering COVID-19 related disruptions during your travel, including healthcare coverage and coverage if for public health reasons you need to stay in Seoul for longer than planned. As indicated in the registration process, ACM will not be liable for these expenses.
In some cases, travelers may need to submit a written application to the Narcotics Control Division of the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) before traveling. Please verify if this requirement applies to any medicine that you need to bring with you here.
The registration desk opens at 7:30am KST on Tuesday June 21, and will run throughout the conference.
When you register, you’ll be given a wifi ID and password, shared among all participants. This will allow you to use the wi-fi on-site.
Masks are required indoors in Seoul. We will provide you with some but please also bring your own supply.