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Valencia Health Update

Latest news about how the global corona virus outbreak is affecting the city.

Valencia is effectively closed for tourism at the moment and this is likely to continue until at least 29 March 2020.

The airport and train stations remain open, but the city's cultural centres, museums, theatres, libraries, exhibition halls, sports facilities, cinemas, night clubs, the City of Arts and Sciences, Bioparc, bars and restaurants are all closed.

The Spanish government has said that no-one can circulate on the streets unless it is for an essential reason, such as buying food, medicines, or visiting a cash machine, but not for recreational reasons, and then they should not go in groups unless absolutely necessary. Visitors are kindly requested to be responsible and follows these rules, as well as locals.

Taxis, metro and buses are operating to and from the airport. Access to buses must be through the central door and tickets cannot be paid in cash (only bus pass or Valencia Tourist Card).

Official tourism board staff are available through this live chat to answer any questions you may have regarding your visit to Valencia, during the following hours (Spanish time):

From Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6:50pm
Sundays and Public Holidays, 10am to 1:50pm

If during your stay in Valencia you show symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat or chest pain, and difficulty in breathing, please stay calm, do not leave your room or apartment, but contact your accommodation staff by phone, or call 112 or 900 300 555.

Further Official Information (in Spanish)

Spanish Ministry of Health updates and information

Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism updates and information

Please check travel advice from your own government and airline too.

Fallas Festival

The stalled Fallas festival is expected to continue in July, with new dates for the main events from 15 to 19 July 2020, according to the Mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribò. This will be subject to final approval by the Central Fallas Committee and, of course, dependent on the health situation.

Sculptures were already being put in place around the city when the postponement was announced but some artists were quick to show they still have a sense of humour, placing a face mask on one, outside City Hall.