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Travel information / Visa

Travel information

Arrival and Departure by Flight:

Participants are requested to book their flights to Dresden on the occasion of the Chess Olympiad as early as possible.

There are numerous non-stop connections within the German-speaking region. The inner-German direct connections include nine cities, for instance Frankfurt/Main (FRA), Munich (MUC) and Düsseldorf (DUS).

Dresden International Airport (DRS) is located about nine kilometers north-east of the city centre.

Arrival and Departure by Train:

The Dresden Main Station is situated next to the city center. Direct express train connections from the largest German cities and from Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria to Dresden are available.


EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to three months for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.
Nationals being in need for Visa to enter Germany are required to contact the respective German embassy or consular section being responsible for your country.
A list of those countries can be found on the website of the German Foreign Office under:

Visas are issued by the mission responsible for the area in which the applicant has his/her ordinary residence or domicile.
Participants being in need for Visa are requested to register online as mentioned above prior to the deadlines given.

The Organizing Committee will upon request send invitation letters to the respective Federation.

The Organizers would like to underline that Visa procedures are the responsibility of the applying person/s. In any case but in particular in the case of late registration or failing respective procedures the Organizers are not responsible for the participant’s visas. The Organizers however will be glad to assist when questions on Visa procedures should apply.

The Organizers would also like to stress strongly that no visas will be issued at the German passport control and all documentation has to be prepared beforehand.