Those who expect to go for holiday with pets are kindly requested to prepare all the necessary veterinary documentation. The term of validity of certain certificates is limited, so don’t get them earlier than six weeks before your trip.
Shoppers should be aware that all items are subject to 17 % VAT. Some stores give foreign buyers special checks to reclaim VAT departing from the country. Be sure to specify in advance whether this service exists in the actual shopping mall.
Sabbath is a common day off; it begins at Friday evening and ends on Saturday evening. At that time, government agencies, much of the shops and public transport don’t work.
On weekdays, government agencies serve visitors from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm; a rather long break is possible in the afternoon. Local shopping centers and shops close no earlier than 6:00 pm and markets work until dark.
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