FAQs for International Visitors

Niagara Falls USA welcomes all international visitors!

Here is some useful information and frequently asked questions to ensure you feel comfortable and have a memorable visit to Niagara Falls USA.

Q. How do I know how much to tip?

A. Tipping is voluntary; gratuities are not automatically added to the bill except in cases for larger groups. Tipping guidelines: servers 15 to 20%; taxi drivers 15%; doormen $1 per bag.

Q. How do I make telephone calls?

A. When calling within the United States from one area to another, dial 1, followed by the area code and the seven-digit telephone number. Before your visit, contact your cell phone service provider to add an international plan.

Q. What is the time zone in Niagara Falls USA?

A. Niagara Falls USA is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST).

Q. What currency is used in Niagara Falls USA?

A. In Niagara Falls USA and throughout the United States, the U.S. dollar is standard currency. To exchange currency for American dollars visit the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA or the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

Q. What are the electricity standards in Niagara Falls USA?

A. The electricity used in Niagara Falls USA is standard electricity, which is 110 volts. Appliances brought from Europe and most of Asia will require a voltage transformer.

Q. Can I take a day trip from New York City to Niagara Falls USA?

A. Yes! There are a number of companies that offer day trips by air, train or bus. Services include: ViaAir, VOLATOUR, Eastern Sites, SeeUSATours, Grayline NY, Grayline Niagara Falls and Over the Falls Tours.

Q. Do I need a vistor visa for my vacation or holiday to the United States and Niagara Falls USA?

A. Yes, unless qualified for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. For the latest requirements and a detailed list of participating countries for the Visa Waiver Program, visit the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website here

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