Conference organisers will follow all official restrictions in Spain. You can find updated information for the travel to Spain and your stay in Valencia here.
There are many taxi companies in Valencia, and taxis are easy to find. Further, there are several taxi ranks in the city. The taxis in Valencia are white, and a green illuminated light on the top of the taxi indicates that it's available for hire. To hail a taxi, all you only need to do is to raise your hand. You may reserve a taxi, and most taxi companies offer long distances.
The average taxi rate from the airport is 15-25 EUR, depending on traffic. Journeys should be paid for in cash since very few taxis accept credit cards. Taxi drivers typically have change for 20€ notes or less.
If you wish to use public transport from the airport to the conference centre, the simplest way is for them to take the metro 3 or 5 from the airport to the Angel Guimera stop and then take the metro 1 or 2 to the Empalme stop and walk 5 minutes to the Conference Center. Unfortunately, there is no direct line.
Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Only a few branches are open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour automatic tellers around the city, and most of them (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.
Most hotels, restaurants, and shops in València accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.
September's average temperature is around 22°C. Valencia sees lows of 17°C, but this mainly occurs at night, so it is recommended to pack a few light layers to wear in the evening. High temperatures can still soar in September, reaching up to 27°C on some days.
The currency in Spain is the euro, the same as in other European Union countries.
Spain has used the euro since 2002, replacing the old peseta. It is the same currency that is used in much of Western Europe. The euro is the only currency accepted in Spain.
If you have any disabilities that may require additional help, please email the Conference Secretariat, [email protected], who will be able to help you with your request.
Valencia airport, Conference Centre, and most hotels around it are accessible to everyone.
The dress code for the conference, lunches, and social events, is Business Casual.
The standard electrical voltage in València is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.
The emergency phone number is 112, valid and free in Spanish territory.
The conference fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance.
Travelers do not typically require certificates of vaccination or immunization to enter Spain.
Visitors from EU member states should make sure that they have a European Health Insurance card. It is advisable that all visitors, irrespective of their nationality, take out a personal medical insurance policy.
Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor in case they need to purchase particular medicines.
There are two official languages in València: "Valenciano", used in the Valencian Community, and Spanish, Spain's official language.
English is widely spoken by younger people and by people in the tourism industry.
The official spoken language throughout the conference is English.
Valencia, Spain is in the Central European Standard time zone, GMT +1.
People generally eat later than in other European countries: breakfast (7:30 and 10:00 a.m.) is similar to the continental style. Restaurants serve lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and dinner from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Now you can go shopping in València any day of the year. Although regular shop opening hours are from 10 am to 8.30 pm, you will find malls and shops in tourist areas open every day, including Sundays and public holidays.
All foreign visitors to Spain must possess a valid passport. Visitors are required to carry a valid ID at all times.
Pharmacies are located throughout Valencia and are open during regular shopping hours, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, most pharmacies are closed.
Religion & Worship Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is Catholic. Other faiths also practiced in Spain include Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism, all of which have places to conduct their rituals.
Smoking is not allowed in any of the conference venues.
The international access code for Spain is +34. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g., 001 for the United States).
Tap water is safe to drink in Valencia.
Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in bars and restaurants, a tip is often left.