General information

Language

English is the EAZA 2019 official language.
There are two official languages in València: “Valenciano”, used in the Valencian Community, and Spanish, Spain’s official language.

Time

Valencia is at UTC/GMT +1 hours during the summer period.
People generally eat later than in other European countries: breakfast (7:30 and 10:00) is similar to the continental style. Restaurants serve lunch between 13:00 and 15:00, and dinner from 20:30 until 22:30

Electricity

The electrical power supply “voltage” in Valencia is: 220-240 Volts

Telephone Numbers of Interest

• Emergency services 112
• Ambulance service +34 963 677 375
• Local Police 092
• Valencia Intl. Airport (Manises) +34 961 598 500
• Valencia Metro +34 900 461 046
• Tele – Taxi +34 963 571 313
• The Fire Service 080

Banking & Currency Exchange

Euro is the official currency. Banks’ working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00– 14:30 and Friday from 8:00 – 14:00.

Tipping

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.

Weather

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.
By September, the weather is beginning to take an autumnal turn. The temperatures have dropped slightly from those seen in July and August, but remain high, with plenty of sunny weather and clear skies. September’s average temperature is around 22°C but is warmer at the start of the month, cooling down slightly towards the end.

Banks

Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 14:30 Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour automatic tellers around the city, and most (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants and shops in València accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.

Visa Requirements/Letter of Invitation

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required. Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation, or need any information regarding visa procedures can contact the Conference Secretariat. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Congress organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

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