Travel Essentials Ibiza - Spain

Currency

The Euro became official Spanish currency on January 1, 1999, but didn't enter into circulation until early 2002 when it replaced the traditional Spanish peseta. Currently one Euro (€) is worth around US$1.20 and £0.69. For up to the minute currency conversion refer to www.xe.com/ucc.

It should be simple to use your ATM card in Spain which accepts bank cards with four digit PIN numbers. Cards linked to Cirrus and Plus networks should have no problems dealing working within Spanish bank networks.

Important telephone numbers

  • For emergency medical assistance or an ambulance call 061.
  • For the fire brigade call 112.
  • For police assistance on Ibiza call 092.
  • For directory assistance within Spain call 1003.

The British Embassy in Spain is in Madrid (ph: 91 319 0200). An office of the British Vice-Consulate can be found on Ibiza at Avenida Isidoro Macabich, 45-1°, Apartado 307, Ibiza (Ph: (34) 971 30 18 18.

Communications

Post - Postcards and letters weighing up to 20 grams can be sent to the United States and Canada (€0.75), and to Britain and other European countries (€0.50). Postcards are charged at the same rate as letters and post can take anywhere from a week to over two weeks to arrive at its destination.

Telephone - The country code for dialling Spain is +34.

Visas

Visitors to Ibiza who carry EU passports require no visa to enter the country. EU citizens have no time restrictions on their stay and can work in Ibiza with no need for permits. Citizens of the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand require no visa for holidays of up to three months.

Business hours

Since regular business with other EU nations commenced less and less Spaniards take the traditional siesta, and modern office hours are a standard 9am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm Monday to Friday. Banks are open each weekday from 9:30am to 2pm and on Saturdays from 9:30am to 1pm. Supermarkets and department stores are generally open from 10am to 10pm.

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