The 47th Apimondia Congress will be in Istanbul! The venue is the same
one we used in 2017 and so some of you will know what a wonderful
setting this venue provides for a successful ApiExpo and Apimondia
Congress. For those of you who could not join us in 2017, now is your
chance to come to a vibrant city where East meets West, with a great
international airport and convenient central location. We are busy
planning an exciting programme on bees, keeping and all aspects of our
We look forward to also hearing the bids from Europe of our 49th Congress in 2025 and voting on that venue. For the first time the 47th Congress will be a hybrid meeting with an option to attend portions of the meeting virtually, but we hope you can attend in person.
Covid-19 travel rules
Thanks to the lowest number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic and to the nearly 90% vaccination rate, with the decision of the authorities of Turkish Republic, as of 1 June 2022:
Submitting vaccination certificate for Covid-19 before entering Turkey and
Submitting negative PCR or rapid antigen test results for Covid-19, which was requested for passengers who were not be able to submit vaccination certificates, requirements have been cancelled.
Therefore, there is no requirement of vaccination certificate and/or PCR or antigen tests.
Istanbul is considered to be one of the main air traffic hubs connecting many international airlines from Europe to Middle-East, Asia and Africa. Thanks to the Turkish Airlines massive network (flying to more countries in the world than any other airline) Istanbul became a more popular and widely visited destination with two international airports in each continent.
Visas are required for entry into Turkey by nationals of most countries. The E-Visa system allows nationals of 103 countries to easily obtain their e-Visas online. Citizens of 89 countries can enter Turkey without any visas for 30, 60 or 90 days.
The 45th Apimondia Congress was held in Istanbul with more than 12.500 participants from 127 different countries. The Congress will be held in the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC).