Venezuela

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the bolivar or VEB.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Venezuela , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Offices open from 8 AM to 12.30 AM and from 2 PM to 5.15 PM. Weekly days off: Saturday and Sunday.



Transportation

Road
The network is rather satisfactory. Supply in gas is correct, except in the big savannah. Possible risks and hazards to drive by night in some regions. In the event of an accident, wait for the police in order to draw up the accident statement.



Air
Three serious accidents occured in Venezuela in the past five years. Many foreign companies serve Venezuela, most of the time via Caracas or Maracaibo. Domestic flights serve almost all cities.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .ve



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Sí
No = No.
Thank you = Gracias
Hello = Hola
Hello = Buenos días
Goodbye = Adiós
I do not understand = No entiendo
How much does this cost ? = ¿Cuánto cuesta? ¿Cuál es el precio?
I would like to buy. please = Me gustaría comprar...
Do you accept the credit cards? = ¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
Where is...? = ¿Dónde está?
Post office = el correo
Bank = el banco
Police station = la estación de policía; la comisaría de policía
Pharmacy = la farmacia
Airport = el aeropuerto
Train station = la estación del tren
One ticket to. please = Un billete para, ... por favor.
Would you have any available room for tonight ? = ¿Tiene habitaciones para esta noche?.

 


Languages spoken

Official language: Spanish. Commercial language: English. Spanish is the official language of Venezuela. English, French, German and Portuguese are also spoken by some sections of the population. English is frequently used in business.


Last modified in January 2006
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