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There’s a unique English dialect in Vermont that essentially makes one-syllable words into two-syllable words. It’s easy to understand and adds a lot of color to communication with the residents.


The currency used in Vermont is the US dollar (US$). Banknotes come in denominations of US$1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. There are 100 cents in US$1, with coins available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents. Since so much of this state is stuck in another century, it advised to exchange any foreign currency at the airport. You’ll need cash when buying sundries in rural hamlets though credit cards are readily accepted in the large towns.


Vermont is in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT -5, GMT -4 between March 12 and November 4 during daylight savings).


Vermont uses electricity at 110-120 Volts, 60 Hertz. Flat, two-prong plugs are typical, so it is recommended that you travel with a universal plug adapter if you are traveling with electrical appliances from Europe or Asia.


The dialing code for the United States is +1. Vermont only uses one area code for the entire state (802). Reception on cell phones is not completely reliable throughout the state because there are many remote areas with tiny hamlets tucked into the mountains. It’s common to find Wi-Fi internet hot spots in the tourist towns like Burlington, Middlebury, and Stowe. Try local coffee shops or your hotel for internet connection.


Every visitor arriving in America who is over the age of 18 may carry: one liter of alcohol, 200 cigarettes (or 50 non-Cuban cigars or two kilograms of tobacco), and gifts valued at US$400 without paying duty tax.

Tourist Office

Vermont Department of Tourism, One National Life Drive, 6th floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501: +1-802-828-3237 or

Consulates in Vermont

Canadian Consulate, Boston: +1-617-247-5100 German Consulate, Boston: +1-617-369-4900 Netherlands Consulate, New York: +1-877-388-2443 French Consulate, Boston: +1-617-832-4400 Australian Consulate, New York: +1-212-351-6500 British Consulate, Boston: +1-617-245-4500


Emergency services: 911

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