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Citizens: Commercial Flight Departing Caracas Tuesday, March 31
March 31, 2020

Location:  Venezuela


Event:  Commercial Flight Departing Caracas Tuesday, March 31



The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) understands that there is one commercial flight available departing Caracas to Toluca, México at 1pm today, March 31. This is a commercial flight operated by Conviasa and all arrangements are the responsibility of the individual traveler. US citizens taking this flight are not at risk of U.S. government sanctions. The VAU and US Embassy Bogota cannot provide any assistance at all with making travel arrangements for this flight or any onward flights from Mexico to the United States.



Country-Specific Information:

  • 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.
  • On March 19, 2020 the U.S. Department of State updated its Global Health Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html
  • Venezuela has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • On March 16, the Maduro regime announced a nationwide quarantine which bars movement between states with the exception of people that work in the transportation industry, security, healthcare, and food delivery industry until April 13. This quarantine has the possibility of being extended for an additional 30 days.

Entry and Exit Requirements:


  • Visit the interim government of Venezuela’s COVID-19 website for additional information.
  • On March 13, 2020, the Maduro regime announced the quarantine of all inhabitants of Venezuela and that those resident in Venezuela should practice social distancing.  On March 16, 2020, restrictions were put in place to prohibit movement between the different states and cities in Venezuela.
  • On March 12, 2020, Maduro announced the suspension of flights between Colombia and Venezuela.  On March 17, Maduro suspended all international travel until April 13.   Land borders with Brazil and Colombia are closed.  There is the possibility that these orders may be extended for an additional 30 days.
  • Travelers should be prepared for additional travel/movement restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

Local Resources:

  • Visit the interim government of Venezuela’s COVID-19 website for additional information.

Other links:


·         U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
          Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-2000

·         State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Venezuela Country Information

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