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Risk Ratings  

    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Venezuela
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Venezuela

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

• All international regular commercial flight operations are prohibited, with the exception of operations to/from: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Russia and Turkey.
• Travellers must register online before departure at https://pasedesalud.casalab.com.ve/
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

A PCR test must be taken less than 48 hours before arriving in Venezuela. Travellers might also be tested at port of entry.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

Travellers who test positive or refuse testing will be required to quarantine in a government facility.
(Until further notice)
OutboundAll international regular commercial flight operations are prohibited, with the exception of operations to/from: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Russia and Turkey.
(Until further notice)
Travellers might undergo a medical assessment prior departure. People showing symptoms will not be allowed to exit the country.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticThe government has implemented a system called "7+14," in which a strict quarantine is in place for fourteen days, and then loosened for the next 7 days in a continuous cycle, based on the case numbers reported in the country. People are required to remain in their homes except for essential purposes. Only essential businesses are allowed to operate during this period.
(Until further notice)
Any individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected of having the virus must quarantine/remain isolated until it can be proven that they are no longer or not infected.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Venezuela

COVID-19 information for Venezuela

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime has increased significantly in Caracas and other urban areas in recent years, particularly the rate of homicides; Venezuela has one of the most significant rates of murder in the world. However, the majority of victims tend to be local people from poor neighbourhoods and shantytowns (ranchos). Opportunistic street crime and more serious crime, such as kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery, are increasingly common, even in upmarket residential and commercial areas. Foreign visitors to the main urban centres have been targeted in petty thefts and occasional express kidnappings because of their perceived wealth. The risk of kidnap or express kidnap is higher in some of the main urban areas, such as Caracas and Maracaibo, and in areas close to the Colombian border, where Colombian guerrillas and local criminal gangs are present; personnel should minimise the amount of time spent in these areas.

Travellers should be aware that political tensions often result in street demonstrations in Caracas and other cities, occasionally leading to clashes between pro- and anti-government activists, and between the latter and the security forces. Government supporters are opposed to US policies and have at times staged demonstrations outside the US Embassy in Caracas. Travellers and expatriate staff, including US personnel, are not likely to be targeted deliberately, but should avoid all rallies and protests to reduce the risk of incidental exposure to violence.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Venezuela
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverVenezuela is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

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