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United State of America

WASHINGTON D.C.

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Airport Information

Name of airport: National Airport, in nearby Virginia
Distance to town: 7 km
Taxi fare: $40, takes 15-20 minutes
Metro Blue Line fare: $2.50
Airport shuttle: $8.00
Name of airport: Washington Dulles International Airport, outside the beltway in Virginia
Distance to town: 48 km
Shuttle bus fare: $14
Taxi fare: $45, takes 50-60 minutes
Name of airport: Baltimore International Airport, in Maryland
Distance to town: 56 km
Coach fare: $14
Taxi fare: $50, takes about 1 hour
Airport tax: included in the airfare

Visa

Required for both HK passport holders and CI holders
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Customs allowance

Tobacco: a reasonable amount of tobacco and 100 cigars
Liquor: 1 U.S. quart of alcoholic beaverages
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Currency

US Dollar (US$)
Approximately US$1=HK$7.761
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Tax

Airport Tax:
included in airfare

Embassies and Consulates

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Time Zone

GMT: - 5
Difference from Hong Kong: - 13

Transportation

Metrobus
Metrorail
Taxi
Ferry
Metro
Online Amtrak Schedules (Unofficial schedule page)

Tourist Attraction

The Capitol Hill
Convention Centre
The White House
Lincoin Memorial
Museum of American History
Natural History Museum
Antitam Battlefield
Air & Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery
Baltimore Railroad Museum
National Zoo
Ocean Planet
Ford's Theater
Mount Vernon

Shopping Guide

Friendship Heights
Foxhall Square
Georgetown Park
Spring Valley
Sutton Place
Tenleytown

Weather

Jan - Mar: Temp - 2 - 7 C
Apr - Jun: Temp - 13 - 23 C
Jul - Sep: Temp - 21 - 23 C
Oct - Dec: Temp - 3 - 15 C
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: English
Language of Business and Administration: English

Electricity

110 volts

Emergency Number

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