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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

Venezuela Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela

Local Situation: 4.4 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Venezuela shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Venezuela), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Guyana (3.4), Brazil with 3.3 and Colombia with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Venezuela

There are currently 166 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Venezuela. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 7 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Venezuela.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Venezuela

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Venezuela.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Venezuela from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Venezuela.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/venezuela/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid non-essential travel

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Det politiska läget är komplicerat och dess verkningar syns i stor utsträckning. Det förekommer demonstrationer på olika håll i landet. Undvik stora folksamlingar, demonstrationer och att röra dig ute då det är mörkt. Det förekommer också mycket brottslighet i Venezuela.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Authorities have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Venezuela. Entry requirements for Venezuela have been updated. All travellers who arrive from Europe will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Flights from Panama and Dominican Republic to Venezuela have been suspended for 30 days, beginning 14 March 2020. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, kidnapping, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Country Summary: On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Venezuela: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

Individual rating changes for Venezuela

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Venezuela. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Venezuela changed from 4.4 to 4.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The German government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from December 19th 2019

The total rating for Venezuela changed from 4.3 to 4.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Venezuela to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 2nd 2019

The total rating for Venezuela changed from 4.4 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government decreased their existing warning for Venezuela to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Venezuela changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 5.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 5.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 5.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 5.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 4.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Venezuela with a rating of 4.0.

About Venezuela

Venezuela with its capital Caracas is a country in South America (South America), slightly more than twice the size of California (912,050 km²). The country is located Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands. The landscape is Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast. With a population of about 26.41 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Caracas
Population about 26.41 million
Size 912.050 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of California
Common languages Spanish
Currency Bolivar (short: VEB)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +58
Internet Top Level Domain .ve
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 VE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 VEN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 862

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Venezuela is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • especially along the Caribbean coast
  • oil and urban pollution of Lago de Maracaibo
  • sewage pollution of Lago de Valencia
  • soil degradation
  • threat to the rainforest ecosystem from irresponsible mining operations
  • urban and industrial pollution

Natural hazzards

  • periodic droughts
  • subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Venezuela. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. construction materials
  4. crude oil
  5. equipment
  6. iron
  7. livestock
  8. machinery
  9. medical equipment
  10. petroleum products

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beef
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. eggs
  6. fish
  7. milk
  8. pork
  9. rice
  10. sorghum

Venezuelan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Venezuela.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. aluminum
  3. bauxite
  4. chemicals
  5. minerals
  6. petroleum
  7. petroleum products

Import products

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. construction materials
  4. equipment
  5. iron
  6. livestock
  7. machinery
  8. medical equipment
  9. petroleum products
  10. pharmaceuticals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Venezuela?

Venezuela is currently rated at 4,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela.

Is it safe to travel Venezuela in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,4) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Venezuela. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Venezuela?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for Venezuela.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Venezuela?

There are currently 166 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Venezuela. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 7 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Venezuela.

What is the size of Venezuela?

Venezuela has a size of 912,050 km² or 352,144 mi² which is slightly more than twice the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.