Travel and Visa

Entry Regulations

We advise you to familiarise yourself with the entry requirements of the United States to ensure a smooth entry and recommend that you start applying for your visa now if necessary. 

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.

If you are from a country participating in the
Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you may enter the United States without a visa for up to 90 days for business purposes. However, you must apply for an ESTA online at least 72 hours before your departure.

Please visit the official website to find out what visa type is appropriate for you.
We recommend that you begin the application process now.

Our team can provide you with the necessary official invitation letters to support your visa application upon request.
Please contact us with your details and we will be happy to assist you.

Flight Connections and Airport

There are several flight connection options available, as well as non-stop hauls from select cities when travelling to Las Vegas. 

Non-stop hauls to Las Vegas are available from major international airports such as London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Zurich, and Amsterdam.

For delegates originating from cities without non-stop hauls to Las Vegas, connecting flights are available through major airports such as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), or San Francisco International Airport (SFO), among others. Once arrive at the connecting airport, you will need to clear customs and immigration before proceeding to the departure gate for their onward flight to Las Vegas. It's recommended that you allow for sufficient time for immigration and customs clearance, as well as any potential delays or cancellations.

To view the full list of airlines serving Las Vegas, visit the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) website.

COVID-19 Travel Information

As of May 12, 2023, non-citizen non immigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s website for more information. 

Let’s have some fun!

Looking to network in an engaging set-up? Participate in Swapcard’s table tennis tournament and get the chance to win a premium prize while connecting with your peers. 
Registrations will take place on Wednesday 1 November so make sure to register with the Swapcard team by visiting their booth!

Habits and Customs

Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination in the United States, with people from all over the world visiting the city. It is important to be aware of the habits and customs of the city and country to avoid offending the locals.


Las Vegas is known for its world-class entertainment, including shows, concerts, and performances. It's a good idea to research the different options and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Meet Travis and his team at Luxe Lifestyle, the dedicated concierge team for UFI delegates! More information..


The official currency of the United States is the US dollar, which is used throughout Las Vegas. It's a good idea to carry cash with you, especially for small purchases like tips and vending machines.

Most businesses in Las Vegas accept credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. However, it's always a good idea to carry some cash with you in case of any issues with card acceptance.

In the United States, sales tax is added to most purchases, including food, drinks, and souvenirs. The tax rate in Las Vegas is currently 8.38%.
Tipping is a common practice in Las Vegas, and it's customary to tip service workers such as bartenders, servers, and housekeeping staff. A general rule of thumb is to tip around 15-20% of the total bill.


November is an ideal month to visit Las Vegas with sunshine, clear skies, and light winds.
Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 70-74 F (21-23 C). In the late evening and early morning, minimum temperatures tend to be near 48-52 F (9-11 C).
It's always helpful to pack fall clothes such as long-sleeved tops, a few sweaters, and a light or medium-weight jacket.
Keep in mind that there are specific dress codes for casinos, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and don't forget a good pair of walking shoes. 

Dress Code

Las Vegas is known for its glamorous nightlife, and there are several high-end restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos that have a dress code. It's important to check the dress code of the places you plan to visit and pack accordingly. Some places may require a jacket and tie, while others may allow casual wear. The UFI Global Congress dress code will be business casual.

Electric Power Information

Las Vegas uses 120 volts of electricity, which is the same as most of North America. If you're traveling from a country that uses a different voltage, you may need to bring a power converter to charge your electronic devices.

Entry Regulations

Please check our travel information page and learn more about travel and country entry regulations.

Confex Map

The UFI Congress venue Confex is embedded in the southwest section of the Koelnmesse grounds and is located right next to the ICE train station Köln Messe / Deutz.

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