Travel Documentation

To travel to the United-States you will need a valid passport (at the date of the Congress).

  • You won’t need a visa if you fit into one of these categories:

  1. Visa Waiver Program
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2. Mexican and Canadian NAFTA Professional Worker

3. Citizens of Canada and Bermuda

Please, refer to the US government website.

Although you won’t need a visa, you will need to apply for the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization)

Please, refer to the ESTA website.

  • You will need a visa if you don’t fit in any of the categories.

Please, refer to the US government website.

You can also refer to the US embassy website of your country of nationality.

https://www.usembassy.gov/

 

Transportation to NYC

  • Via Plane

Our official travel partner Skyteam is happy to offer you special offer on your plane tickets.

To enjoy those special discounts, please visit:

www.skyteam.com/globalmeetings

And click on “Attend your event” and enter the event ID: 3874S

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There are 3 airports in New-York:

John Fitzgerald Kennedy airport: https://www.jfkairport.com

 

Newark Liberty International Airport: https://newarkairport.com

 

La Guardia Airport: https://laguardiaairport.com

 

From the airport to the city

There are many possibilities to go to the city from the airport.

Please refer to the airports’ websites:

 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy airport: http://jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train

Newark Liberty International Airport: https://www.newarkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train

La Guardia Airport: https://www.laguardiaairport.com/to-from-airport/public-transportation

  • Via Train

There are two major train stations in New-York:

Grand Central Terminal (GCT): https://www.grandcentralterminal.com/

Trains going to New-York state and Connecticut

 

Penn Station (PS): https://www.amtrak.com/stations/nyp

Trains going to Long Island, Boston, Washington, Chicago

Trains going to major American cities and Canada

 
  • Via bus

There are many bus companies in the United-States, such as:

Greyhound: https://www.greyhound.com/

Megabus: https://www.megabus.com/

Trailways: https://trailwaysny.com/

To help you in your research, you will find below a quick article comparing the different major bus companies in the US:

https://www.busbud.com/blog/major-bus-providers-us-compare/

 

Transportation in NYC

  • Via the subway

http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

Many subway lines runs all day and all night.

However, the lines don’t always stop at the same station: the “local” lines will stop at every station and the “express” lines will only stop at main stations.

  Fordham University is located at Columbus Circle (circled in red on the map)

Fordham University is located at Columbus Circle (circled in red on the map)

  • Via taxi

The yellow cab is a major icon of New-York city. However, it is not always the fastest way to travel within the city because of the crowded traffic.

Cost: $2.50 then $0.50 every 0.2 miles ($0.50 increase between 8pm and 6am)

  • Via bus

http://www.mta.info/schedules