Current travel advisories for Venezuela

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

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: 4.3 / 5

Venezuela shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Brazil (4.5), Guyana with (4.3) and Colombia with (4.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 392,762 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 4,719 reported deaths associated with the disease in Venezuela.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). 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:
COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Road travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and limited internal flights. Many international flight routes have been suspended. Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Australia doesn't have an embassy or consulate in Venezuela. Contact the Australian Embassy in Colombia for assistance. We continue to advise: Do not to travel travel to Venezuela due to: the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

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:
Do not travel to Venezuela due to arrest and detention of U.S. citizens without due process or fair trial guarantees, or as a pretext for an illegitimate purpose; crime; civil unrest; poor health infrastructure; kidnapping; and COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Venezuela due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country, and a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Venezuela due to Health Infrastructure Breakdown. In addition, CDC-compliant testing for COVID-19 is either not available or the results are not reliably available within 3 calendar days of testing. Travelers should expect delays returning to the United States. Visit the Venezuela Affairs Unit’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Venezuela. Country Summary: On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas. All consular services, routine and emergency, are suspended until further notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. U.S. citizens in Venezuela who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon as safely possible and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. Violent crimes, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, are common. Political rallies and demonstrations occur, often with little notice. Demonstrations typically elicit a strong police and security force response that includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets against participants. A 2020 United Nations Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission reported documented human rights abuses attributed to the illegitimate Maduro regime, including torture, extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, and detentions without due process and/or fair trial guarantees or as a pretext for an illegitimate purpose. There are shortages of gasoline, food, electricity, water, medicine, and medical supplies throughout much of Venezuela. The CDC issued a Level 3 ‘Avoid Nonessential Travel’ notice on September 30, 2020 due to inadequate healthcare and the breakdown of the medical infrastructure in Venezuela. Regime-aligned security forces have detained U.S. citizens for long periods. The illegitimate Maduro regime does not notify the U.S. government of the detention of U.S. citizens and the U.S. government is not granted access to those U.S. citizens.   Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Venezuela, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. This flight prohibition can make emergency medical evacuation flights between the United States and Venezuela difficult or impractical. Read the country information page.

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 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Brazil (4.5), Guyana with (4.3) and Colombia with (4.0 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!