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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Venezuela Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela

Local Situation: 4.3 / 5

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

Regional Situation: 2.9 / 5

Venezuela shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Venezuela), the Advisory Index is 2.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Colombia (2.6), Brazil with 2.3 and Guyana with 2.3 (of 5).

Risk 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 4.3 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: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises all Maltese nationals travelling to Venezuela that the number of deaths ascribed to criminals resisting arrest numbered 5,287 last year and 1,569 by May this year. Travellers should remain vigilant, informed and avoid protests and demonstrations, which can turn violent with little warning. During ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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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Venezuela's land borders with Brazil and Colombia have re-opened. We continue to advise you do not travel to Venezuela.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/south/Pages/venezuela.aspx

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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Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, kidnapping, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Read the entire Travel Advisory. On January 24, 2019, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to ongoing political instability. The U.S. government has ...

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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/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: New Zealand

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Do not travel to Venezuela due to ongoing high levels of violent crime, the potential for violent civil unrest, political uncertainty and shortages of food, medicine and other basic supplies. 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.

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

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 4,3 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 2019?

The score is rather high (4,3) 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 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.