My name is Brian Marshal; on behalf of the host organising committee, I am writing to share updates for IOI 2022, as of Sunday 12 June (countdown: 8 weeks to go).
>> Hybrid IOI
Given the current state, particularly pertaining to COVID-19, in Indonesia and around the world, we are excited to invite our teams back onsite for IOI. Having said that, online participation is still allowed this year. All onsite and online contestants are official (i.e. they will appear in the official rank list and are eligible for medals). Each team wishing to come onsite has to tick the check box within the team leader entry in the registration system.
Note that each team has to choose to participate entirely onsite or online (i.e. everyone from the team is onsite, or online altogether). We have received requests from some teams for a mix participation within the team. As of now, we tend to reject the requests. Nevertheless, we are still discussing and therefore open for any other requests until Thursday 23 June and will announce our decision latest by Sunday 26 June.
>> Register Now
We have sent official team invitations via email last month, do let us know if nobody in your team has received one. Also, the usual registration system has opened, please register as soon as possible before Friday 1 July. Each team wishing to come onsite has to tick the check box within the team leader entry in the registration system. While you might find this page (ioi2022.id/registration/) useful, if you have any other questions about registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also welcome additional guests (special guests track/schedule will soon be released), at an additional fee of 1500 Euros for a primary guest, and 1000 Euros for a secondary guest (sharing a room with an existing primary guest). Please add them in the registration system, and subsequently make the payment to this Indonesian bank account: Bank Central Asia (SWIFT: CENAIDJAXXX), Account Number: 2060650449, Beneficiary Name: IA TOKI.
>> Visa, Arrival, To Yogyakarta
Firstly, please check these pages (ioi2022.id/visa/ and ioi2022.id/arrival-guidelines/) regularly.
For those who are eligible for Visa on Arrival (VoA), we do encourage the VoA route while we will submit the registration data to our immigration authority prior to arrival to ensure a smooth VoA process. For those who are not eligible for VoA, please wait for further announcement on how we can assist you to apply for Visa (prior experience: in April, 15 international committees attending pre-IOI meeting in Yogyakarta, submitted their documents to us/host and we took it from there; all were approved/granted).
As for vaccination and test requirements, referring to the latest letter from the government, the perfect scenario (e.g. no quarantine at all) is when everyone in your team is fully vaccinated (for most vaccines, that means 2 doses). Nevertheless, we are still in consultation with our COVID-19 Task Force for more details and potential special treatment for IOI. Please wait for further announcement, meanwhile let us know if you have any relevant particular situation.
The arrival/departure point for us is Yogyakarta International Airport (IATA: YIA, ICAO: WAHI). As we are aware of the on-going limited connecting/domestic flight options, we are going to talk to the airlines and potentially land transport options for possible additional solutions, we will announce any progress on this matter. However, if you can/already find a suitable/acceptable flight option, we do encourage you to book it as soon as possible.
That is all for now. If you have any other and general inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com. And follow our official social media accounts (Facebook: ioi2022id, Instagram: ioi2022id, YouTube: IOI 2022 Indonesia).
(picture: committees surveyed Borobudur temple during pre-IOI meeting in Yogyakarta, April 2022)
Indonesian Computing Olympiad Alumni Association (IA TOKI)
Host for the 34th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2022)