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Visas and passports:
Nationals of most countries do not need a visa for tourism if they are staying less than 90 days, but their passport must be valid for at least six months after they arrive. Check visa requirements
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You may need a yellow fever vaccination and malaria medication when traveling to certain parts of Venezuela — and it’s always a good idea to make sure your regular vaccinations are up-to-date as well. Consult your doctor.
Like all tropical countries, Venezuela only has two seasons, the dry season (verano) and the rainy season (invierno), which are marked by a difference in rainfall rather than temperature. Generally, the dry season is from December to April/May, and the rainy season lasts for the rest of the year.
Rainfall, however, can occur during the dry season, and the rainy season often has dry periods. Ask us which is the right season to see the destination of your dreams, like Canaima, Roraima, and Los Llanos — some are ideal in the rain, others are best when it’s dry, depending on what you want to do!
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Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, Lufthansa and TAP Airlines have direct flights from Europe.
Inside Venezuela, there are various ways of getting around; your choice is dictated only by distance, destination and budget:
- Planes: most big cities have an airport
- Buses: air-conditioned, coach-style buses service the inter-city routes, which often require overnight travel; small buses service shorter local routes; every town and city has at least one bus terminal.
- Boats: the coast is well serviced by marine transportation of all kinds, from water taxis to car ferries.
Tips on Dining in Venezuela
-Ask if the water is okay to drink, if not, purchase Bottled Water
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-If the water is not drinkable, avoid ice and ice in drinks
-Do not drink fruit juice from cans or bottles already opened
-Do not eat raw or half
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-Use caution when purchasing food from street vendors
-Always wash fruits and vegetables before eating
-Do not leave drinks unattended
-The tip is typically included in the bill just look for the word "Propina"
-Restaurants typically do not give reimbursements for bad service or food so keep this in mind.