Current travel advisories for Venezuela

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Venezuela is a country in South America (South America) with around 27 million citizens and a land mass of 912,050 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Venezuela shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Guyana (4.0), Colombia with (3.3) and Brazil with (3.1 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/venezuela

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Venezuela due to the unstable political and economic situation, ongoing high levels of violent crime, the potential for violent civil unrest, and shortages of food, medicine and other basic supplies (level 4 of 4). There is a risk of kidnapping due to drug traffickers and illegal armed groups operating within 80 kilometres of the border with Colombia, particularly in the States of Zulia, Tachira and Apure.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/venezuelasicherheit/224982

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Venezuela: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/VE

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Den politiska situationen är oklar och har lett till vittgående konsekvenser. I Caracas och andra storstäder kan det förekomma politiska demonstrationer som snabbt kan bli våldsamma. För att bryta upp demonstrationerna använder man ofta vapen och tårgas. Undvik demonstrationer och stora folksamlingar och rör dig inte utomhus efter mörkrets inbrott. Det förekommer mycket brottslighet i Venezuela.

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/venezuela

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We’ve reviewed our advice for Venezuela and continue to advise do not travel. The political and economic situation continues to be unstable. There are high levels of violent crime and the risk of shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol continues. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Venezuela due to the dangerous security situation, the risk of food, water, medicine and petrol shortages, and the threat of violent crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/venezuela-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reissued after routine periodic review with minor edits pursuant to Department of State standard processes. Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Reconsider travel due to wrongful detentions, terrorism, and poor health infrastructure. Country Summary:  In March 2019, the U.S. Department of State withdrew all diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas and suspended operations. All consular services, routine and emergency, remain suspended until further notice. The U.S. government has no ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. U.S. citizens in Venezuela who require consular assistance should try to leave the country as soon as safely possible to do so and should contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. Violent crimes, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, are common in Venezuela. Political rallies and demonstrations occur, often with little notice. Anti-Maduro demonstrations have elicited a strong police and security force response, including the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets against participants, and occasionally devolve into looting and vandalism. Shortages of gasoline, electricity, water, medicine, and medical supplies continue throughout much of Venezuela.  The Department has determined there is a high risk of wrongful detention of U.S. nationals in Venezuela. Security forces have detained U.S. citizens for up to five years. The U.S. government is not generally notified of the detention of U.S. citizens in Venezuela or granted access to U.S. citizen prisoners there. Colombian terrorist groups operate in Venezuela’s border areas with Colombia, Brazil, and Guyana. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Venezuela.

Danger level: 5

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/venezuela

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 27 million
Covering landmass
912,050 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Bolivar (VEB)
ISO 2-Letter Code
VE
Phone prefix
+58
Top Level Domain
.ve
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Venezuela (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Venezuela.

Is Venezuela safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Venezuela. With a risk index of 4.1 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Venezuela?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Venezuela.

What countries does Venezuela share land borders with?

Venezuela shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Guyana (4.0), Colombia with (3.3) and Brazil with (3.1 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!