Ibiza Tourist Information - Spanish Holiday Islands Mediterranean

The most essential Ibiza information a tourist needs is that a passport or valid national identity card is required for entry onto the island, and also for any credit card transaction. Nowadays, EU citizens may find that their passports are not even checked upon arrival in Ibiza, but it is unlikely that you will spend any length of time on the island without needing to show it.

Since Ibiza is a part of Spain, the currency is the Euro. There are 100 cents in a euro; coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros; notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 euros. Tourists can use their credit cards (and major debit cards) at cash machines (ATM) and in most restaurants and shops. For more complicated financial information, banks on Ibiza are generally open from 9am until 2pm Monday to Saturday. Bureaux de change tend to stay open much longer. Post offices also close at 2pm, but many shops (especially in the tourist areas) reopen at 4pm after a siesta and stay open until 8pm at least.

The electricity supply on Ibiza is usually 220V, and tourists should bring continental adapters with them (the two-pin variety). Some of the older places still run on 110V, so tourists should get electrical information from reception before using electrical equipment.

Ibiza, like mainland Spain and indeed most of Europe, is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (and one hour ahead of British Summer Time between March and October). Also in keeping with the rest of mainland Europe, on Ibiza you have to drive on the right and overtake on the left. The speed limits are 100km/h on highways and 60km/h in towns. It is, of course, illegal to drink and drive, and to take or sell drugs of any kind.

In an emergency dial 112 for the police, the fire brigade or an ambulance. There are hospitals or medical centres in all the larger towns. Tourists are advised to get all available information about their local hospital, and whether it is private or not. If at all possible in the midst of an illness or accident, find out where you are being taken - tourists with the UK EHIC card should avoid private hospitals in order to qualify for medical cover.

The British consulate on Ibiza is on Avgda Isidoro Macabich in Ibiza Town; the German consulate is on Carrer Antonio Jaume in Ibiza Town; the nearest US consulate is on Avgda Rey Jaime III in Palma (Mallorca).

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