The Government of Egypt will offer complimentary transportation to/from Sharm El Sheikh airport to the venue of the meetings and the designated hotels from 11 November to 29 November 2018 ONLY for delegates staying at one of the designated hotels.

Bus Schedule

Bus schedule (Nov 16 – 29)

To view the list of designated hotels, please visit the accommodation page or check the accommodation section (item 16) of the information note.

Please note that access to the dedicated hotels is restricted to guests of those hotels only.
Dedicated transport will operate daily between the designated hotels and the venue only.
Buses will NOT stop at the hotel gates or en-route to allow other delegates to board the bus as pickup point are located inside hotels.
Same rules apply for airport transfers to the designated hotels.
Please also note that Sharm El Sheikh is a resort town and has limited number of Taxis, and infrequent public transport.

Vehicle access to the COP venue

Participants are advised that vehicle access to the Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Center (SHICC) will be highly restricted between 11 and 29 November 2018.
Governments and organizations will need to obtain a permit for official vehicles to access the venue parking lot and are required to complete a form (available soon) and submit the official request to the Secretariat at their earliest possible convenience.
Only one vehicle permit per government or organization, in addition to the Minister’s car, will be issued.
Once approved, permits can be collected at the registration area of the conference venue from 12:00 noon (11 November).

Welcome Desks

Airport Facilitation Counter with COP-14 Signage

For the convenience of delegates, welcome desks will be located before the customs clearance counter and will service all international and domestic flights, at both Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh international airports, from 11 to 26 November 2018.

A COP registration priority pass issued by the CBD Secretariat will be required to access this service. Participants are requested to ensure the availability of this document in hard-copy format.


Upon arrival in Cairo, the welcome desk will assist participants with their flight transfer and, upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, with transfers to designated hotels.


The help desk at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport will be operational for all flights departing on 29 and 30 November 2018.

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