GENERAL INFO

Please find below a list of the most frequently asked questions.

VISA Information

Nationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter Spain (and Schengen area).

Participants should contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure the necessary visa to attend the congress.

Participant should initiate the application process at least 3 months prior to departure. OIC Group is not able assist participants with their visa application and cannot intervene with Embassies or Consulates on behalf of any participant.

For additional details please visit the following websites:
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx

Letter of Invitation (for Visa Application)

Visa invitation letter can be required during the registration process.
Only participants fully registered in the Meeting can obtain a personal invitation letter.
If requested, relevant expenses for hardcopy of the invitation letter sent by express courier must be paid in advance.

Please note that the visa invitation letter only aims to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Meeting and it is not a commitment from the organizers to cover any kind of expenses or to provide any financial support. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference remain the sole responsibility of the participant.

COVID-19 questions and answers

To get the latest update regarding necessary documents to enter or depart from Spain check the Spanish Government official sites:
http://www.interior.gob.es/
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/
The meeting organizers are developing a detailed plan with instructions and measures applied in order to carry out the meeting in accordance with the current rules included in anti-COVID protocols, it will soon be available on line.

Time zone

Valencia is in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) time zone: + 02:00 hour GMT/UTC.
To calculate the time difference with your city click here.

Climate

València enjoys a mild temperate Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 17ºC with warm summers and very mild winters, rarely below 10ºC. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring.

Language

There are two official languages in València: “Valenciano”, used in the Valencian Community, and Spanish, Spain’s official language.

The official language of EVER Congress is English, interpretation service will not be provided.

Telephone and communications

The international dialling code from abroad is +34.
For international calls, dial 00 + national code + area code + personal number.

Mobile phone network coverage is available across Spain and is plentiful in Valencia. If you are travelling to some remote areas of the country pre- or post-event, coverage may become limited

Currency and Bank Services

The currency in Spain is Euro.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday, generally from 8:30am to 2:30pm. ATMs (cash machines) work 24 hours a day. All banks close down at weekends and on public holidays.
There are plenty of currency exchange offices, banks and cash machines throughout the city.

Electricity – plugs and adapters

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.

How To Arrive

València is accessible by air, land and sea. It boasts travel links to many major Spanish and European cities. The airport, situated just 8 kilometres from the centre of València, has regular daily flights to popular domestic and international destinations. The city also has two main railway stations, the Estación del Norte, from which the local train network operates, and Joaquín Sorolla, offering AVE high-speed rail services to Madrid, Cuenca, Seville and Córdoba. ALVIA and EUROMED long-distance trains also depart from Joaquín Sorolla, providing connections to cities including Barcelona.

València is home to one of the most important commercial ports in the Mediterranean. The port, which operates passenger services to both the Balearic Islands and Italy, is fast becoming a popular destination for cruise ships, which dock at Poniente Pier, enabling passengers to spend a few hours exploring the city.  For those travelling by car, València is equipped with a modern motorway network making it easily accessible from any city on the mainland. These include the AP-7, which runs north to south along the Mediterranean coast connecting the city with Barcelona, and the A-3 running from València to Madrid.

By Plane

The airport is located just 8 kilometres from the centre of València, between Manises and Quart de Poblet, and is well connected to the city by public transport. It has a single 12/30 runway, two passenger terminals, and has been in active use since the 1950s. The Main Terminal building houses both T1 and T2, which is used for internal flights. All domestic flights depart from the Regional Aviation Terminal.

To get detailed information visit https://www.visitvalencia.com/en/plan-your-trip-to-valencia/to-get-to-valencia/airport.

By Train

LOCAL TRAIN STATION (ESTACIÓN DEL NORTE)
València has its own city centre station for the local train network (cercanías), which consists of six lines that connect Valencia to Gandía, Mogente, Utiel, Xirivella, Caudiel and Castellón de la Plana.

Connections from the Estación del Norte:
– METRO: Xátiva station (lines 3 and 5). More info at www.metrovalencia.es
– BUS: Lines 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 19, 35, 40 and 63 (bus stops close to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento). More info at www.emtvalencia.es
– TAXI: Taxi rank (Radio Taxi València and Tele Taxi Valencia). Located at the side of the station, exit through the doors next to platform 6. Telephone: +34 963 703 333 and +34 963 571 313

JOAQUÍN SOROLLA STATION FOR THE VALÈNCIA HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (AVE)
From the high-speed train station, the AVE trains connect the city to Madrid, Cuenca and Albacete, with 17 daily departures and an approximate journey time of 1 hour 30 minutes. In addition, the Alaris and Euromed long-distance trains connect València with Spain’s main cities.

Connections from Joaquín Sorolla Station (AVE)
– SHUTTLE BUS: Present your train ticket to travel for free to Estación del Norte, located in the city centre.
– METRO: Joaquín Sorolla Station (lines 1 and 5). More info at www.metrovalencia.es – BUS: Lines 9, 10, 27 (bus stop in San Vicente Mártir) and lines 89 and 90 (bus stop in Av. Giorgeta). More info at www.emtvalencia.es
– TAXI: Taxi rank outside the entrance to the station.

Getting around

Public Transportation

A stroll through the city’s streets is one of the best ways to explore València, given its size, relatively flat terrain and excellent climate. However, if you’re travelling from one part of the city to another, it’s advisable to make use of the extensive public transportation network, particularly if you’re short of time. This serves the whole of València and also provides links to some of the main points of interest in the surrounding area, including Albufera Park and València airport (Manises).

The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) operates a total of 59 bus routes, 44 daytime routes and 13 night routes, serving all areas of the city. The metro offers another great way to explore the city centre, stroll along the old Turia riverbed to the City of Arts and Sciences and even take a trip to La Malvarrosa Beach, after hopping on the tram.

The VLC Tourist Card is the best option for any visitor to València, whether you just have a couple of hours to take a look around, or you’re planning to stay for a few days.  The Valencia Tourist Card includes free unlimited access to the entire public transportation network (bus, metro and tram) for of 24, 48, or 72 hour periods. The card can be purchased at València airport (Manises), Joaquín Sorolla train station, any of our Tourist Info points. The VLC Tourist Card also offers you free or discounted entry to museums and monuments, as well as discounts on leisure activities, shops and restaurants.

Lastly, València is perfect city for exploring by bike. The city’s public bike rental service allows visitors to use any bike from any station in the network by purchasing a temporary pass. There are also numerous private companies offering bike rentals by the hour or on a daily basis. It’s possible to cycle safely around most of the city thanks to its extensive network of segregated cycle lanes.

Taxi and telephone numbers of interest

Please check here for taxi and telephone numbers of interest.

Tourist cards – Enjoy Valencia, thanks to Valencia tourist card!

Please find here the available tourist cards.

City Map and Tourist Guides

Download here the tourist map of Valencia and the Digital Tourist Guide of Valencia.

Also all the information about the city such as guide of monuments, map of Valencia, restaurant guide, shops and much more.

Shopping
  • If you like shopping, you’ll have a great time in València. You’ll find the main international brands in our shops, as well as creations of young designers, artisans and the best vintage clothes.
  • The historic centre is the shopping area par excellence. Culture, modernity, tradition and fashion coexist in the streets of Colón, Poeta Querol, Don Juan de Austria, Jorge Juan, Cirilo Amorós, La Paz and others nearby.
  • If you are looking for something more alternative, you should take a stroll through the areas of el Carmen and Ruzafa to discover their small shops and workshops at your own pace. In el Carmen we recommend the Tapinería Market, a creative, commercial and culinary space with temporary flea markets.
  • If what you want is an artisanal souvenir or typical Valencian products to take home, the ceramic and hand-made lace stands at the Plaza Redonda are perfect. And if it coincides with your visit, from 2nd May until Corpus Christi, there is a traditional market called L’Escuraeta that takes place in Plaza de la Reina, near the cathedral.
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