Local Information


Registered delegates having provided travel and stay information can be supported by conference organizers through volunteers and transportation.

Travel to Bishkek

Major airlines with scheduled flights into Bishkek Manas Airport are Aeroflot, Turkish, China Southern and Air Astana

Hotel Information

The following hotels in Bishkek are recommended for GISCA 2016 participants: 
Booking of hotels in Bishkek can easily be done online via booking.com, or requested from local organizers. Please feel free to ask assistance.


As always, visa requirements depend on your country of origin. All interested participants should check the Kyrgyz visa application procedure on the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KR or HERE. We would like to point out that citizens of some countries can apply for visa (based on an invitation letter) and get it at the International Airport Manas upon arrival. Other participants should apply to the nearest Kyrgyz Embassy/Consulates as soon as possible to check about application requirements. Please, keep in mind that Kyrgyz visa procedure may take time about one month to get and you need to apply as soon as possible. The Organizing Committee can provide a Letter of Invitation upon your request.  

The normal visa application procedure: 
  • GISCA'16 participant registers online or by sending the completed registration form by email to gisca16@aca-giscience.org;
  • Participant checks the Kyrgyz visa requirements at the nearest Kyrgyz Embassy or Consulate for the issue of visa permit after acceptance of paper/abstract for presentation at the conference; 
  • Participant requests the Letter of Invitation by email to gisca16@aca-giscience.org before March 15, 2016 with personal information and passport copy attached; 
  • The local Organizing Committee will send a visa permit number to Participant by email after one month; 
  • GISCA'16 participant visits the nearest Kyrgyz Embassy or Consulate to apply and to pick-up his/her visa.

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