Do We Need Visas for Science-Related Travel?

Satoshi Kawata and Prabhat Verma

Scientists who must acquire visas to travel to technical conferences are often forced to cancel their plans due to procedural hassles and delays. As we look to promote international collaboration among researchers, the time may be right to consider other alternatives for science-related travel.


imagePrabhat Verma (left) and Satoshi Kawata.

Many of us have experienced it: We're at an international conference held in the United States, and some of the talks are cancelled suddenly with no further information available. For those of us who planned our schedules around listening to those talks, this is of course inconvenient and frustrating.

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