Visas and Passports
US citizens do not require Passports and Visas to travel in or out of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is part of the USA. Citizens of other countries should contact the US Embassy for information on visa and passport requirements.
Money and Banks
The currency used in Puerto Rico is the US dollar. Most banks are insured by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Many US Banks have branches in Puerto Rico just as some Puerto Rican banks have branches in the US. Major credit cards and traveler's checks are widely accepted throughout the island and automatic teller machines (ATM) are available in most areas.
A courteous tourist or foreigner can feel free to be himself or herself while visiting our beautiful island. Visitors soon notice that most Puerto Ricans on the island are friendly and courteous also.
CALL .......... 911
Puerto Rico relies on some of the best medical facilities and doctors in the Caribbean. Many US medical insurance policies are honored here.
Puerto Rico is a Spanish speaking nation. Due to our close ties with the USA most people speak some English and many are fluent.
It is customary to leave a 15-20% tip for waiters and waitresses at restaurants and nightclubs.
As in other countries, Puerto Rico also suffers its share of social problems. Fortunately, tourists and rental cars are not a specific target for robbers. When in the city or countryside, always take normal precautions but feel free to be yourself. Most Puerto Ricans are respectful, courteous and helpful to others.
Electricity is the standard US 120 Volts 60 Hz. AC.
Puerto Rico is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone. This is equivalent to Greenwich Meridian Time-4 hours. The island does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Puerto Rico Area Code.....787
Puerto Rico relies on a state of the art, high tech. telephone system. Pagers, cellular telephones, voicemail, internet connectivity and more are readily available to anyone.
US Postal Service handles the mail in Puerto Rico. Fed Ex, UPS and other delivery services are available also.
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