To enter Venezuela, a valid passport from
the country of origin is required, along with a visa - obtainable
consulates-, a tourist
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.
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.
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
no tips, but it is customary to
give baggage handlers a tip of $1USD per bag.
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