Health and Safety Information

Where can I find information on COVID-19 in Atlanta?

The Georgia Department of Public Health and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the leading sources of information for COVID-19 in Georgia, USA.

Not currently, but please see the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How do I access healthcare in Atlanta?

Healthcare in the US can be expensive. You may want to obtain travel health insurance for your visit.

In case of emergency, you will not be denied healthcare due to lack of insurance, but you may receive a bill for services.

Some healthcare that you take for granted in your home country may not be available here, including abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy and certain emergency contraception. The local organizers strongly support access to healthcare.

Is Atlanta welcoming to LGTBQIA+ individuals?

Yes, Atlanta has a vibrant and accepting LGTBQIA+ community.

Visa Information

Do I need a visa to visit the US? What visa do I need?

Travelers from many countries are eligible for a visa waiver. Please visit the State Department website to see a list of eligible countries. You may need to apply for B1 visa if your country is not eligible for the waiver program. Details can be found here.

Georgia, USA Weather

What is the expected weather for the conference?

For the dates of the conference, the average high is 24°C, and the average low is 16°C. Short rain storms are possible.


How do I get between the airport and the venue (Midtown, Atlanta)?

Attendees can reach the conference venue and hotels in Midtown Atlanta from the airport by rail public transit. The MARTA Red and Gold train lines travel frequently between the Airport Station and Midtown Station throughout the day (and night). Each trip takes approximately 30 minutes and costs $2.50. Please see here for MARTA ticket information.

More information can be found here.

Where can I get Atlanta’s public transportation information?

Accessible directly from the airport, MARTA provides public transportation that is convenient, safe and clean. All MARTA fares must be purchased with a Breeze card or Breeze ticket.

Please visit MARTA fare programs for special fare options, schedule, and stops.

Atlanta Streetcar
The 2.7-mile loop makes 12 stops that connect Centennial Olympic Park with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and nearby neighborhoods east of Downtown. With a direct connection to MARTA’s Peachtree Center station and other transit services, the Atlanta Streetcar provides additional access to the city’s public transportation system.

Visit the Atlanta Streetcar website for fares, schedules, safety information and a list of things to do and see along the route.

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