Travel Information


If you will need a visa to enter the United States, please apply early. If you need a letter of invitation from the QCrypt conference, you can request this in two ways.

  • Option 1: Register for the conference, check the box that says you will need a letter of invitation, and pay the registration fee. We will email you a letter of invitation within one week (this is the preferred option).
  • Option 2: If you have submitted a talk or poster to QCrypt, or you are an invited speaker, you can request a letter of invitation from the local organizers. Email Yi-Kai Liu ( for details.


Travel to Washington, D.C.:

Washington, D.C. is served by three airports: Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). In addition, trains and long-distance buses arrive at Union Station.


Things to do in Washington, D.C.:

Official Tourism Site of Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History: Features exhibits on geology, biology and natural history, as well as an IMAX theater.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Features the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world.

National Museum of American History: A collection of more than three million artifacts displayed in exhibits and within the archives that focuses on American history and culture.

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden

Washington Monument: Built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president.

Lincoln Memorial: Built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center