On arrival at Istanbul airport, you will see clearly marked WHS signs leading you to passport lanes 28 and 29. The number of lanes will be expanded as more participants arrive. Please have your visa letter, LP and letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at hand. You may be asked to move to a visa desk next to passport control where the paperwork will be checked. This should take no more then 2-3 minutes per person.
From 19 May a WHS information booth will be inside, close to passport control. As you come out of the baggage hall, look for someone carrying a WHS sign as well as another information desk to the right. You will be directed to a shuttle which will be available to transport you to your hotels. For those whose hotel cost is covered by the Turkish government, you will find the allocated hotels detailed in the attached deployment list.
Please note that you will need to pick up your badges when you arrive in Istanbul.
Badges can be picked up at the accreditation centre located at the Hilton Convention Center, adjacent to the venue (Harbiye, Cumhuriyet Cd. 50 D, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey) starting 18 May:
Hilton Convention Centre:
18-21 May 2016 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
22-23 May 2016 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
24 May 2016 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
You will need to pick up the badges in order to access the venue. Please pick up your badges at the booth labelled "Security". If your picture was not accepted by the system, you will need to retake it in the accreditation centre (the process will take approximately 1 minute, without a queue).