I am planning a trip to Venezuela, but I don't know what kind of currency I should carry with me. Can I take US Dollars? Do I have to exchange my money to Venezuelan bolivars?

I see a lot of posts about the exchange rate on the black market inside Venezuela, but I still don't understand if I will be allowed to spend my US Dollars directly (without exchanging them to bolivars first).

I would really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.


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USD are not legal tender in Venezuela. Carry your dollars along and exchange when you get there. With the current situation there and astronomical inflation, it does not make sense to exchange your currency prior to arrival.

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