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Before leaving on a trip, it is essential to be well informed about the basic facts of your destination. In this case, you should know that Mallorca, as well as the other Balearic Islands, has two official languages: Catalan, the island’s language, and Spanish, the official language of Spain. However, it is very common to be served or find restaurant menus in several languages due to the great number of tourists visiting Mallorca.
The euro is the official currency in Mallorca, the same as the other EU member states who are part of the Monetary Union. If you need to exchange money you can do so in banks and savings banks, as well as in exchange offices usually located in town centres and tourist areas.
Citizens from EU member states and some Western European countries only need an Identity Card to enter the country. Citizens of other countries need a valid passport or a valid passport and a visa.
The VAT (IVA) or Value Added Tax (Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido) is applied on all products and services. At restaurants, hotels and rural hotels, the VAT amounts to 7%. Citizens of non-EU member countries visiting the island may request the refund of the VAT for purchases exceeding 60.10 Euros (tax-free). In order to request the VAT refund, you must show the invoice of the purchased good at the customs export department of the last European Union member country you will be visiting.
Should you wish to call Spain from abroad, the international code is 34.
Should you wish to call abroad, please dial 00 (International Service), plus the country code + city code + the telephone number of the person you wish to call.
Administrations: From 8:00 hours until 15:00 hours, Mondays to Fridays.
Banks: Between April and September from 9:00 hours until 14:00 hours, Mondays to Fridays. Between October and March, from 9:00 hours until 14:00 hours, Mondays to Fridays, and from 9:00 hours until 13:30 hours on Saturdays.
Pharmacies on duty. Pharmacies have the same opening hours as the shops. Some remain open 24 hours a day.
Restaurants: Between 13:00 hours and 16:00 hours, and from 20:00 hours until 00:00 hours for dinner. Some restaurants located in tourist areas open earlier.
Cafés and bars: The opening hours vary, however you will always be able to find one open.
Please ensure to undertake all basic and necessary precautions when driving. Don't drink and drive. Alcohol slows your reflexes and gives you a false sense of security. Furthermore, all drivers will be subject to breath tests, drugs and psychotropic tests and similar. Sanctions shall be imposed in case of positive results.
Drivers as well as users of motorbikes and mopeds must wear helmets when driving within the city or on intercity routes.
Please use the safety belt on the urban and interurban roads. The use of the safety belt is obligatory for the driver as well as for all passengers within the vehicle, if available.
It is strictly prohibited to circulate with children below the age of 12 seated in the front passenger seats without using the appropriate homologated seats.
The maximum number of persons that shall be transported may not exceed the number of seats the vehicle has been authorised for. All passengers must be seated in the appropriate seats.
Start taking the sun gradually. Don't expose yourself to the sun for more than 20 minutes during the first days. Afterwards, please increase the time in the sun progressively. The best time in the day to sunbathe, without running the risk get a sunburn, is during the first hours in the morning and during the last hours in the afternoon.
Should you take medicines, please ask your doctor. Some medicines, in combination with solar rays, may cause reactions on the skin.
Use suntan cream half an hour before exposing yourself to the sun and repeat this action as often as may be required to enable the lotion to develop its active principles.
Don't expose children below the age of 1 to the sun, since their immature skin lacks any defense. Please ensure that children do only expose to the sun during the first early hour in the morning and during the latest hour in the afternoon, using always suntan cream for children.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MAKING A FIRE WITHOUT PERMISSION ENTAILS A SERIOUS DANGER AND SHALL BE SANCTIONED BY LAW.
In accordance to Decree 41/1996, dated 28th March, the shall be considered most dangerous time in the year for forest fires is considered to be between the 1st May and the 15th October. A decree may be published whereby this period of risk shall be changed.
DO NOT MAKE A FIRE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
During the period of high risk, do not make a fire without permission at least 500 metres away from a forest. The breach of this norm implies a serious administrative infringement and entails the application of the criminal code.
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