Venue Information
Palais Medina and Spa


Please note that the Conference is non-residential and that Authors and Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation in Fez. We recommend staying at the conference venue to cut down on travel time and additional travel costs.

To book your accommodation at the hotel where the conference will take place "Palais Medina and Spa", please send an email to "Mr. Amine kioui" with the mention "booking Africacrypt for YOUR NAME". Please CC The preferential rate will be around 99 Euros per night with breakfast.

For tight budgets, we recommend the 3 stars Hotel Volubilis located at "Avenue Allal Ben Abdellah, Fes, 30000, Morocco" some 3Km away on a straight line from the conference venue‎, which you can book via your favourite hotel booking site. Please note that no preferential rates have been arrangedwith this hotel.


Fez is the most mystical of Morocco's imperial cities, Fez was founded in AD 808 by the Moroccan ruler saint Moulay Idris II and under his rule became the capital and spiritual center of Morocco. The city is situated in a narrow valley against the backdrop of the Middle Atlas, and positioned on the old crossroads of caravan routes connecting the Saharan empires like Timbuktu and Takrur with the Atlantic and the Mediterranean shipping lanes. Due to this, Fez has remained a commercial centre for much of its history. Today it is still considered Morocco's premier religious city by virtue of its Islamic traditions, and despite the encroachment of modernity, it has maintained its authentic appeal down through the ages, holding onto its stately bearing as an Imperial City. Its minaret and dome punctured skyline and timeless crumbling Islamic architecture are the top sightseeing draw-cards for tourists. Culture-vultures will have a field day craning their necks along the narrow alleyways at all the monument attractions. With historic buildings on every corner, and a bundle of decent museums, this is a Moroccan metropolis that shouldn't be missed.

Visa Information

Morocco is a safe and stable country.
It is the travelers responsibility to check and confirm current visa requirements to enter Morocco. You may check with the the Moroccan Consulate in your country whether you need a visa and how to obtain one if necessary.

Please note that at the time of preparation of this website the Citizens holding passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco (If your stay is longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department of your place of residence in Morocco):

Algeria - Andorra - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Congo (Brazaville) - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Gabon - Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Guinea (Conakry) - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy - Ivory Coast - Japan - Kuwait - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg - Mali - Malta - Mexico - Monaco - Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Norway - Oman - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Qatar - Romania - Russian Federation - Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Singapore (They can stay one month without visa) - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - United States of America - Venezuela.

Requests for Visa Support Letters
For security purposes, the conference has policy for issuing official Visa Support Letters as follows:

  • Visa Support Letters will be issued only after you have successfully registered and paid for your conference.
  • Visa Support Letters can only be issued for the person accepted to attend the conference.

Visa Support Letters will be issued via email in PDF format. Please contact the Conference Manager at to arrange for a Visa Support Letter. You must include:

  • Your name as appears on your passport
  • Your address
  • Your Registration Confirmation Number
  • And, if you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please provide the title.

Note: Obtaining a Visa Support Letter from Africacrypt Conference will not guarantee that your visa application to enter Morocco will be approved. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose of travel to Morocco.

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During the course of the conference delegates will have an opportunity for a guided tour to see some of the old medina of Fez which dates back 13 centuries ago, including the "Al Qarawiyyin" the most ancient recorded University in the world.