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					    ECA TRIP TO
   THIMUN 2011

Travel Itinerary
          THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY 2011
Depart ECA by school bus at 2:30pm.
Depart Caracas at 6:55pm for Madrid on Iberia
Flight IB6674. We will be flying on Airbus 340.
Our flying time is 8hrs and 35minutes.
   FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2011
We will arrive in Madrid at 9:00am on Friday 21st
January. We will have 2hrs and 50 minutes to make
our connection to Rome.
      FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2011
We will depart Madrid at 11:50am on Iberia Flight
IB3608. We will be flying on an Airbus A320 or A321
The flying time is 2hr & 20 minutes. We will arrive in
Rome at 2:10pm. Private Bus Transfer to Hotel.
               Our Hotel in Rome:
       Eurostars International Palace Hotel
Check In: Friday 21st Jan 2011: Check Out Sunday 23rd Jan 2011
               Our Hotel in Rome:
       Eurostars International Palace Hotel
Check In: Friday 21st Jan 2011: Check Out Sunday 23rd Jan 2011
               Our Hotel in Rome:
       Eurostars International Palace Hotel
Check In: Friday 21st Jan 2011: Check Out Sunday 23rd Jan 2011
                   Our Hotel in Rome:
           Eurostars International Palace Hotel
   Check In: Friday 21st Jan 2011: Check Out Sunday 23rd Jan 2011


Where is the hotel located?
The Eurostars International Palace is set in a privileged location in the
Italian capital. It is situated in the centre of a triangle formed by the
Fontana di Trevi, the Piazza Venezia and the Piazza della Repubblica. It is
very near the Via Veneto and the Piazza di Spagna, as well as the
Diocletian Baths, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Santa Maria Maggiore, the
Colosseum, the Quirinale, the Trajan Column and the Fori Imperiali. It is
just 400 metres from the Rome Termini station. Other legendary sights in
                                      A
the Eternal City, such as the Sant’ ngelo Castle, Piazza Navona, Villa
Borghese, Campo dei Fiori or the Palazzo Farnese are also within easy
reach on the metro or even on foot, as are the marvellous monuments on
the other side of the River Tiber: the Vatican City or the Trastevere. The
hotel is surrounded by cafés, trattorias and typical restaurants.
Contact Details for the Hotel Eurostars
International Palace
Address:      Via Nazionale, 46

Location      Roma

Province      Rome

Telephone     (+39) 06 48 93 99 60

Fax:          (+39) 06 48 93 02 29

Email         reservations@eurostarsinternationalpalace.com
     Saturday 22nd January 2011
• A full day of sightseeing in amazing Rome!
• We will have at least two different groups for this
  day of sightseeing.
• For students who have been to Rome on several
  occasions, they will have an alternative program
  (This will be negotiated with these students)
• For students who are first time visitors to Rome,
  they will start with a tour to the Vatican and
  other principal sights.
• Note: All sightseeing fees are included.
ROME HIGHLIGHTS:
                      The Fontana di
THE TREVI FOUNDTAIN   Trevi or Trevi
                      Fountain is the
                      most famous and
                      arguably the most
                      beautiful fountain
                      in all of Rome. This
                      impressive
                      monument
                      dominates the
                      small Trevi square
                      located in the
                      Quirinale district.
                      Construction began
                      in 1732 and was
                      completed in 1762.
                      The large figure in
                      front of the
                      fountain is
                      Neptune – God of
                      the Seas
                          ROME HIGHLIGHTS:
                           THE COLOSSEUM
Emperor Vespasian, founder of the
Flavian Dynasty, started construction of
the Colosseum in AD 72. It was
completed in AD 80, the year after
Vespasian's death.
The huge amphitheater was built on the
site of an artificial lake, part of Nero's
huge park in the center of Rome which
also included the Golden House (Domus
Aurea) and the nearby Colossus statue.
This giant statue of Nero also gave the
building its current name.
                   The Pantheon ,
ROME HIGHLIGHTS:   commissioned by
                   Marcus Agrippa as a
THE PANTHEON       temple to all the gods
                   of Ancient Rome, and
                   rebuilt by Emperor
                   Hadrian in about
                   126 AD
  ROME HIGHLIGHTS:
  THE SPANISH STEPS
The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a
steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the
church of Trinità dei Monti. The Scalinata is the longest and widest staircase in Europe.[1]
The monumental stairway of 138 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed
funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, today still
located in Palazzo Monaldeschi in the piazza below, with the Trinità dei Monti the church that was under
the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, above.
ROME HIGHLIGHTS – THE VATICAN
THE SISTINE CHAPEL
The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471
to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. The 15th
century decoration of the walls includes: the false drapes, the Stories of Moses (south
and entrance walls) and of Christ (north and entrance walls) and the portraits of the
Popes (north and south and entrance walls).
                                    St. Peter's Basilica has the
ROME HIGHLIGHTS                     largest interior of any
                                    Christian church in the
ST PETERS BASICALLA – THE VATICAN   world, holding 60,000
                                    people.[1] It is regarded as
                                    one of the holiest Catholic
                                    sites. It has been
                                    described as "holding a
                                    unique position in the
                                    Christian world"[2] and as
                                    "the greatest of all
                                    churches of
                                    Christendom".[3]
                                    In Catholic tradition, the
                                    basilica is the burial site
                                    of its namesake Saint
                                    Peter, who was one of the
                                    twelve apostles of Jesus
                                    and, according to
                                    tradition, first Bishop of
                                    Rome and therefore first
                                    in the line of the papal
                                    succession. Tradition and
                                    some historical evidence
                                    hold that Saint Peter's
                                    tomb is directly below the
                                    altar of the basilica
ROME HIGHLIGHTS:
ST PETERS SQUARE – THE VATICAN
The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII, as an appropriate
forecourt, designed "so that the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his
blessing, either from the middle of the façade of the church or from a window in the
Vatican Palace" (Norwich 1975 p 175).
ROME CATACOMBS
        Sunday 23rd January 2011
     Travel from Rome to the Hague
• Breakfast 8:00am.
• Morning free for additional sightseeing or shopping.
• Depart Hotel at 11:30am by our own bus for Rome’s
  Fiumicino Airport.
• Arrive Rome Airport at 12:30pm.
• Depart Rome at 3:00pm on Iberia Flight IB3679 for
  Madrid. Arrive Madrid 5:25pm. Aircraft Airbus
  A321. (Food for Purchase)
• We will have about 2 hours to make our connection.
• Depart Madrid at 7:20pm on Iberia Flight IB3244 for
  Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Arrive 9:50pm.
  Aircraft Airbus A321. (Food for Purchase)
• Transfer by private bus to our Hotel in the Hague.
           Our hotel in the Hague:
    The IBIS Deng Haag Hotel City Centre
Check In: Sunday 23 Jan 2011. Check Out: Saturday 29th Jan 2011
           Our hotel in the Hague:
    The IBIS Deng Haag Hotel City Centre
Check In: Sunday 23 Jan 2011. Check Out: Saturday 29th Jan 2011
           Our hotel in the Hague:
    The IBIS Deng Haag Hotel City Centre
Check In: Sunday 23 Jan 2011. Check Out: Saturday 29th Jan 2011
           Our hotel in the Hague:
    The IBIS Deng Haag Hotel City Centre
Check In: Sunday 23 Jan 2011. Check Out: Saturday 29th Jan 2011
             Our hotel in the Hague:
      The IBIS Deng Haag Hotel City Centre
  Check In: Sunday 23 Jan 2011. Check Out: Saturday 29th Jan 2011

Hotel Contact Details

• Jan Hendrikstraat 10
  2512 GL - DEN HAAG
  NETHERLANDS Tel. : (+31)70/3184318
• Fax. : (+31)70/3184319
     Monday 24th January 2011
   THIMUN PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9:00am to 10:30am   Registration
9:00am to 10:00am   Preparatory Meetings
9:00am to 5:00pm    Lobbying, merging, and
                    informal meetings.
11:30am to 2:00pm   Lunch available.
1:00pm              Ambassador & Heads of
                    Delegation Meeting
3:00pm to 4:30pm:   Formal Opening
      Tuesday 25th January 2011
    THIMUN PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9:00am to 1:00pm   Plenary Sessions and
                   opening speeches of the
                   General Assembly,
                   Commissions and Special
                   Conference.
9:00am to 5:00pm   Approval Panel Opening.
11:30 to 2:00pm    Lunch Available.
2:00pm to 5:00pm   Committee & Sub-
                   commission meetings
8:00pm             Evening Entertainment.
    Wednesday 26th January 2011
   THIMUN PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9:00am to 2:00pm    Committee & sub-
                    commission meetings.
9:00am to 5:00pm    Approval Panel Open
11:30am to 2:00pm   Lunch available.
2:00pm to 5:00pm    No sessions.
                    Possible Sightseeing time
                    in the Hague
     Thursday 27th January 2011
   THIMUN PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9:00am to 5:00pm    Committee & Sub-
                    Commission Meetings
11:30am to 2:00pm   Lunch Available.
       Friday 28th January 2011
    THIMUN PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9:00am to 11:30am       Committee & Sub-
                        commission meetings
11:30am to 1:00pm       Lunch available.
1:00pm to 4:30pm        Plenary sessions of
                        General Assembly,
                        Commissions.
4:30pm                  Closing Ceremonies

8:00pm to 12 midnight   THIMUN DANCE.
         ECA DELEGATION –
Country /Organization Representation
SUDAN
• ECA students will be representing the country of
  Sudan
• This country is fascinating for several reasons.
• Its President has been indicated for war crimes by
  the International Criminal Court.
• In early January 2011, the people of Sudan will
  vote to create two different countries – Sudan &
  South Sudan. Who will we represent at
  THIMUN?
         ECA DELEGATION –
Country /Organization Representation
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
• A major economic institution.
• Of critical importance in resolving the current
  debt crisis in Europe. (eg: Ireland / Greece)
THE HAGUE ATTRACTIONS:
    The Peace Palace
                   This is the home of the
                   International Court of
                   Justice. The style is Gothic,
                   but the period is all wrong,
                   so this building is known as
                   "Mock-Gothic" architecture.
                   It was built with money
                   donated by American
                   philanthropist Andrew
                   Carnegie after the first
                   international peace
                   conference (The Hague Peace
                   Conference) was held in
                   1899. That conference was
                   organized by Czar Nicholas II
                   of Russia. Carnegie saw the
                   need for a formal home for
                   an international justice
                   system, and put up
                   £1,000,000.00 to have it
                   built.
  THE HAGUE ATTRACTIONS
     Binnenhof & Ridderzaal
(Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)
                          The magnificent Binnenhof, the
                          13th-century hunting lodge of the
                          counts of Holland, is the center of

          Read more:      Holland's political life. It now
                          houses the First and Second
                          Chamber of the Staaten-Generaal
                          (States General), an equivalent to
                          the U.S. House of Representatives
                          and Senate, respectively. At the
                          cobblestoned courtyard's heart is
                          the beautiful, twin-towered Hall of
                          the Knights, measuring 38*18m
                          (126*59 ft.) and soaring 26m (85 ft.)
                          to its oak roof. Since 1904, its
                          immense interior, adorned with
                          provincial flags and leaded-glass
                          windows depicting the coats of
                          arms of Dutch cities, has hosted the
                          queen's annual address to
                          Parliament (third Tues in Sept) and
                          official receptions. Adjacent to the
                          Ridderzaal are the former quarters
                          of the Stadhouder (Head of State).
THE HAGUE ATTRACTIONS:   To see "Holland in a Nutshell," head to
Madurodam                the wooded dunes linking the Hague
                         and the coastal resort of Scheveningen.
                         This enchanting display of a miniature,
                         fictitious city sprawls over 170 hectares
                         (70 acres) in the Scheveningse Bosjes
                         (Scheveningen Woods). Typical Dutch
                         townscapes and famous landmarks are
                         replicated on a scale of 1:25 -- you'll
                         feel a bit like Gulliver viewing Lilliput.
                         The wonder of it all is that this is a
                         working miniature world: Trains run,
                         ships move, planes taxi down runways,
                         bells ring, the barrel organ plays,
                         there's a town fair in progress, and
                         50,000 tiny lamps light up when
                         darkness falls. Children love it -- but
                         surprisingly, 75% of the 750,000 annual
                         visitors are adults.
 THE HAGUE
 ATTRACTIONS
 Mauritshuis
Once the residence of Count Johan
Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, court
dandy, cousin of the ruling Oranje-
Nassaus, and governor-general of Dutch
Brazil, this small but delightful
neoclassical mansion from 1637 rises
out of the Hofvijver pond. It houses the
Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen
(Royal Cabinet of Paintings), a stunning
collection of 15th- to 18th-century Low
Countries art, given to the nation by
King Willem I in 1816. The intimate
rooms are set on two floors, and some
have illuminated ceilings. It almost feels
like you're viewing a private collection.
                               Housed in a honey-toned brick building
THE HAGUE ATTRACTIONS          (1935) by architect Hendrik Petrus
                               Berlage, this fine museum has plenty
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag        to see. Top billing goes to the world's
                               most comprehensive collection -- more
(The Hague Municipal Museum)   than 50 works -- by De Stijl artist Piet
                               Mondrian, among them his last
                               painting, the unfinished Victory Boogie
                               Woogie (1944), an abstract
                               representation of New York. Other
                               rooms cover 19th-century Dutch
                               Romantic art, the Impressionist Hague
                               School, and 20th-century art, and
                               there are a few works by van Gogh,
                               Monet, and Picasso, and prints and
                               drawings by Karel Appel and Toulouse-
                               Lautrec. For decorative arts, there's
                               ceramics from Delft, China, and the
                               Middle East; Dutch and Venetian glass;
                               silver; period furniture; and an
                               intricate 1743 dollhouse. The music
                               department has antique instruments
                               from Europe -- harpsichords, pianos,
                               and more -- and from around the
                               world, and an impressive library of
                               scores, books, and prints. New
                               underground rooms are used for
                               temporary fashion exhibits.
       Saturday 29th January 2011
        Travel from the Hague to Amsterdam
               Amsterdam Sightseeing
• Depart the IBIS Hotel in the Hague at 8:30am
  by private bus.
• Arrive at the Amsterdam Apollo Museum
  Hotel at 9:30am approximately.
       Our hotel in Amsterdam:
 The Apollo Museum Hotel Amsterdam
Check In: Saturday 29th Jan . Check Out: Sunday 30th Jan 2011
           Our hotel in Amsterdam:
     The Apollo Museum Hotel Amsterdam
  Check In: Saturday 29th Jan . Check Out: Sunday 30th Jan 2011


Welcome to Best Western Apollo Museum Hotel Amsterdam
City Centre!
Welcome to the well-known Best Western Apollo Museumhotel Amsterdam City Centre
situated in an outstanding monumental building next to the Rijksmuseum. Our non-
smoking hotel is located in the most exclusive shopping street P.C. Hooftstraat opposite
the Singel canal. The Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum of modern art, RAI
Convention Center, Leidsesquare, casino, restaurants and theatres, historical city centre
of Amsterdam, the canals and the Vondelpark are all just a few minutes walking
distance.

Our hotel offers modern designed air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, mini-
bar, splendid view and wireless Internet.
       Our hotel in Amsterdam:
 The Apollo Museum Hotel Amsterdam
Check In: Saturday 29th Jan . Check Out: Sunday 30th Jan 2011
                    Address:




HOTEL: CONTACT DETAILS
                                   Address:
  P.C. Hooftstraat 2, Amsterdam, The
        Netherlands, 1071 BX, NL

Phone: +31 206621402                     Fax: 31 020 673 3918
                    Saturday 29th January 2011
                     Amsterdam Sightseeing
                       VAN GOTH MUSEUM
More than 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), along with nearly every sketch,
print, etching, and piece of correspondence the artist ever produced have been housed
here since the museum opened in 1973.
                    Saturday 29th January 2011
                      Amsterdam Sightseeing
                 Rijksmuseum De Meesterwerken
The country's premier museum, the Rijksmuseum, is still working through a decade-long
refurbishment project process that's due to be completed in 2013. Most of it is closed, but key
paintings and other works from the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age can be viewed in the
museum's Philips Wing, under the banner of "The Masterpieces." Even in its drastically
reduced circumstances, the State Museum is still one of the leading museums in the land.
                 Saturday 29th January 2011
                  Amsterdam Sightseeing
                   Anne Frankhuis House
You shouldn't miss seeing and experiencing this typical Amsterdam canal house, with steep
interior stairs, where eight people from three separate Jewish families lived together in silence
for more than 2 years during World War II. The hiding place Otto Frank found for his family,
the van Pels family, and Fritz Pfeffer kept them safe until tragically close to the end of the war,
when it was raided by Nazi forces and its occupants deported to concentration camps.
            Saturday 29th January 2011
             Amsterdam Sightseeing
           Amsterdam Historical Museum
For a better understanding of everything you'll see while exploring the city on your own, a visit of 3 to 4
hours to this brilliantly executed museum is more than worthwhile. Its location, the restored 17th-
century former Burger Weeshuis (City Orphanage), is already notable. Gallery by gallery, century by
century, you'll learn how a small fishing village founded around 1200 became a major sea power and
trading center. The focus is on the city's 17th-century Golden Age, when Amsterdam was the world's
wealthiest city, and some of the most interesting exhibits are of the trades that made it rich.
      Sunday 30th January 2010
  Travel from Amsterdam to Caracas
• Private Bus leaves the Apollo Museum Hotel at 4:30am
  for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
• Arrive Schiphol Airport at 5:15am.
• Depart Amsterdam at 7:55am on Iberia flight IB 3215
  for Madrid. Arrive Madrid at 10:30am. The Aircraft
  is an Airbus A321.
• We will have 2 hours & 35 minutes to make our
  connection.
• Depart Madrid at 12:55pm on Iberia flight          IB
  6673 for Caracas. Arrive Caracas at 4:50pm. The
  flying time is 9hrs 25 min. The aircraft is an A340-600.
  Lunch & snack service included.
• Transfer from Airport to ECA. ETA 7:30 to 8:00pm.
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  mobile phones, cash, tickets, traveller’s cheques, credit
  cards, securities and passports.
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  commercial use, including travellers’ samples, dealers’
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•   Personal Liability – Bodily Injury
•   Flight Delay
•   Hospital Daily Benefit
•   Security and Legal Assistance
•   Trip Cancellation
 Free Time & Curfews in the Evenings
• When events end at 5:00pm at the convention Centre, in
  the Hague all students will have free time to 8pm.
• At 8:00pm all students will meet in the reception of the IBIS
  hotel for the first evening check.
• 10th grade students must remain in the hotel after this time
  or alternatively can go to other places (eg: movie) with a
  teacher.
• 11th / 12th grade students, will then have free time until
  11:00pm. They must stay in groups of at least three
  students at all times.
• All students must be back in the hotel by 11:00pm.
• HOWEVER, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE REMINDER: They
  will have significant work to complete for THIMUN the next
  day. Also additional ECA work to complete.
     What meals are included?
• All Buffet Breakfasts at the Hotels
• All lunches during the THIMUN program
• Dinner in Rome on Saturday night (Specialty
  Restaurant)
• Dinner in Amsterdam on Saturday night
  (Specialty Restaurant)
      Clothing – What to Bring?
Professional Business Attire for THIMUN
• For all days of the THIMUN event our
  delegation must be addressed in professional
  business attire.
• For men, this include suit and tie.
• For women, similar business attire is also
  expected.
      Clothing – What to Bring?
Warm, Very Warm Clothing
• The average daily temperature in Amsterdam in
  January is a maximum of 5 degrees C to minimum
  of 1 degrees.
• Note that the Hague is located on the coast and
  the wind chill factor can be severe.
• You should pack at least two jumpers and two
  jackets and possibly thermal clothing (eg: vest) if
  you really feel the cold. You will often wear four
  layers of clothing – I know I will!
• Gloves & Scarfs are also essential.
          Luggage Limitations
• On flights to Europe the luggage allowance is
  1 bag per passenger.
• The luggage allowance is 23 kilos. You are
  advised to pack a maximum of 18 to 20 kilos
  to allow at least some extra room for any
  possible souvenirs.
• Airlines can be very strict in enforcing luggage
  limits and you do not want to pay excess
  baggage charges.
   Passports & Travel Documents
• Students are responsible for looking after
  their own passport and travel documents.
• Frequent and consistent checks will be made
  prior to departure from all locations.
• Students should store their passport in
  systematic fashion and be able to locate this
  document in an instance.
• Teachers will maintain a photocopy of all
  passports.
              Money Issues
Debit Card Access to Funds
• If you have a US bank account, you may
  already have an associated debit card, which
  allows for international withdrawals through
  the cirrus network in most cases.
• Remember, that often you will be charged a
  foreign transaction withdrawal fee, plus a
  foreign exchange conversion fee.
               Money Issues
Visa Debit / Mastercard Debit
• This is the best option for most students if you
  have a US bank account.
• This allows you to withdrawn funds from your
  account and pay in stores, in any locations
  that accepts Visa or Mastercard.
• Again foreign transaction fees will apply.
              Money Issues
Travellers Cheques
• Not recommended because of the
  inconvenience of obtaining funds.
  Money Issues – The Best Situation:
              2 Cards
• Ideally if you have two debit cards/or credit cards this
  is an ideal situation.
• If one is lost / stolen / damaged or perhaps in operable
  you have another card as a backup.
• Some travellers leave this second card hidden in their
  main bag when they get to their destination.
• Then if you lose your wallet while sight-seeing you will
  not be stranded if you need funds. Of course, the
  teachers can assist in these situations, but it is always
  wise to be prepared.
• Some cards be replaced overseas, but this can be very
  time consuming.
           Copies of All Cards
• You must provide the teachers, with copy of
  the debit/credit cards you intend to use during
  the trip.
Venezuela Issued Debit/Credit Cards-
    Restricted International Use
• You should remember that Venezuelan issued
  debit cards from banks like Mercantil cannot
  be used to access funds overseas.
• Even Venezuelan issued credit cards are
  subject to yearly limits.
      How much Cash to Carry?
• It is recommended that you never have more
  than $100 US dollars (or equivalent) in cash at
  anytime in your wallet.
• Remember you can use your Debit Visa or
  Mastercard for most purchases.
             HEALTH ISSUES
• Students must provide detailed information
  on any prior health conditions or medications
  that are necessary on a daily or weekly basis.
• Full disclosure of any medical condition or
  requirement is critical for the safety of all
  students.
• Teachers must know the type of medication a
  student is taking and in what quantities.
                  CURFEWS
• Students will be subject to strict curfews on
  this trip.
• Failure to meet these expectations, will result
  in loss of free time and need to stay in the
  hotel at all times.
• No student can go anywhere alone and must
  stay in a group of at least three to four
  students.
   Communication – Cell Phones
• Students are encouraged to take their phones
  with them on the trip, if they have access to
  international roaming.
• The intention is not that the cell phone will be
  used overseas for social calls back home, but
  rather for emergency situations only.
• The staff will all have cell phones and students
  and parents will be given cards with these
  numbers for emergency use only.
         Next Parent Meeting
      Monday 17th January 7:00pm
• Copy of your son/daughters passport.
• Copy of your son/daughter’s credit or charge
  cards, with phone numbers of banks to call in the
  event the card(s) is/are lost or stolen.
• Return of medical form. (electronic copy
  available)
• Contact Form for all phones number and email
  addresses of family members, relatives and
  friends. (electronic copy available)
• The Venezuelan Travel Permit.

				
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