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Travel Tips

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To enter Venezuela, a valid passport from the country of origin is required, along with a visa - obtainable from consulates-, a tourist card, and a return ticket.  No special vaccinations are required, although those traveling to the jungle should consult their physician as to whether or not they need protection from yellow fever and malaria.

money.jpg (5280 bytes)Currency
The local currency is the Bolivar. Many of the banks have ATMs, and the best ones are: Citibank, Banco Venezuela, Banco Provincial, Banco Union, and Banco Mercantil.

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110 Volts, 60 cycles

The official language in Venezuela is Spanish.

Tipping is at the discretion of the client and not obligatory.  A ten percent service charge is usually added to restaurant bills. Taxis require no tips, but it is customary to give baggage handlers a tip of $1USD per bag.

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