Hi! everyone I'm new here. Yesterday me and my boyfriend bought tickets to South America with 2 days in Venezuela on the way there and 1 on the way back to Europe.
we were told by them that there was absolutely no problem if we clear immigration (coming from Europe) then leave the country 2 days later to Rio but coming back in the country for 1 day (2 months later) and leave for Europe. Is it ok??? We read we needed a tourist card but they also said that was given to us on the airplane.
our tickets to Venezuela cost us only 550€ return!!! each. Now they explained to us the black market rate stuff and how they legally could sell those tickets, like... tickets can be paid in Venezuelan currency even if the flight originates In Europe but has to has Caracas as final destination and then transaction is done in Ven so legally bought tickets. Then in Europe they charge the money in Euros. aarrg is all very complicated if you are not Venezuelan but (as I understood) it is illegal to exchange money WITHIN the country. Even if we exchange a little still illegal? They (the travel agency) recomended to us not to change at the airport or anywhere. So how much would I need for two people exchanging the money at the official rate? we need to eat, sleep etc expend. They recomend us Eurobuilding hotel. very close to the airport.
We have no plans for those 2 days, so it is ok to go to the beach in La guaira? We were told NOT to go but they are a bit paranoid I think. Anyway thank you very much for reading this and any help will be very appreciated. Sylwia.