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The meeting will be held at Pestana Bahia Hotel in Salvador, Brazil from March 4th to March 7th, 2006.

You can visit for further information on Salvador Da Bahia and its surroundings.


US, Japanese, and citizens of some other countries MUST obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil. Brazilian visas can be obtained at your nearest Brazilian consulate.

A Tourist visa should be sufficient for travel to the conference.

Most citizens of European Union countries do not need a VISA.

A list of Brazilian Consulates in the United States:

Website of Brazilian Embassy in Japan

Visa links for other countries

On the visa application form, for "Contact in Brazil" you can use Ricardo Gazzinelli, at the Pestana Hotel in Salvador.

We recommend Passport Express for handling the visa procedure.

Travel Recommendations

Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport is 20 kilometers from Pestana Bahia Hotel where TOLL2006 will take place. Salvador is well connected to Europe with direct flights from Lisbon via Varig Brazil. Also Salvador can be reached by domestic carriers Gol Transportes Aéreos, TAM Airlines and Varig Brazil from Rio de Janeiro.

Getting to the Hotels

There is a fixed R$60 fare by cab from the airport to the hotels.

Additional Help

Matriz De Turismo will help in purchasing airline tickets, organizing transfer from airport to the hotel and, if anyone is interested, to organize local touristic trips.

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