France does not impose any official entry restrictions on persons entering the country.
All visitors (other than those carrying a European passport) travelling to France from overseas, including those attending congresses, must hold a valid passport and some countries need to obtain a tourist visa.
France has one of the world’s largest diplomatic network, second only to the network of the United States.
Organizers will assist delegates with their visa application letters and requests with a special on-line tool on the congress website and in making the congress known throughout the French embassies and consulates network.
Paris is home to a variety of communities from the whole world and all languages are represented.
Paris is not only the seat of UNESCO, and many other NGOs, it is also a vibrant multi-cultural city.
Plan your stay in Paris by discovering accessible places and activities, whatever your type of disability.
The Accessible Paris guide is available to consult and download online, or available in paper version at the Convention bureau information points.
Published in French and in English, this brochure provides all the information you need on arriving in Paris, getting around in the capital, and enjoying its tourist attractions to the full when you have specific needs (physical, visual, hearing or mental disability); content includes:
Concerning security on site, access to the areas reserved for the ICM 2022 Congress will be strictly controlled. A registered security company will be hired to control access, which will only
be possible to those delegates and participants, who are duly and properly badged.
In addition, Palais des Congrès de Paris as a Venue is classified as a first category Public Access Building (ERP in French).
“ERP” classification relates to French legislation concerning risks and a first category ERP classification entails the most stringent safety and security rules. Venues in this category
must have all the measures in place to limit fire risks, to have clear and pre-designed evacuation routes, access for safety personnel and accessibility for disabled persons. They are even
required to maintain a properly trained fire and safety brigade on site.
Finally, a first medical response team will be hired for the duration of the congress to give medical assistance to anyone who may need it.
Everything is within Paris “city limits” and, if needed, public transportation is easily accessible.
The easy-to-use and convenient Paris underground, bus and tram system crosses the city from North to South and West to East.
A special rate “Paris Visite Pass” lets you enjoy unlimited travel throughout the city.
ICM 2022 delegates registration package will include a free Paris Transportation
pass enabling them to use bus and metro lines as often as required during their stay in the French Capital.
WHY NOT EXPLORE PARIS BY BIKE?
With more than 23.600 bikes available at 1.800 stations located every 300 meters all over the city, Vélib is a convenient and fun way to ride a bike in Paris. Just perfect for the summer days of ICM PARIS 2022!