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Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens and LPRs in Venezuela
July 3, 2020

Location: Venezuela 

Event: Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens and LPRs in Venezuela


The U.S. Embassy in Bogotá has learned of flights available for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to depart Venezuela.  All passengers must be U.S. citizens or LPRs. 


All flights would depart from Caracas-Maiquetía International Airport (CCS) and fly direct to Cancun International Airport, Mexico (CUN). All passengers must purchase an onward ticket from Cancun to the United States (proof of confirmed onward travel will be required to board the flight; however, we recommend you do not purchase onward travel until your seat on the flight from Caracas to Cancun has been confirmed).  The first available flight will depart July 15, with additional flights on subsequent Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of July.


To Request A Seat On A Flight:  Fill out the form here: http://rebrand.ly/VNZFlights.  The form must be filled out one time per individual passenger.  The information you provide to the U.S. Embassy via this form will be shared with the airline operating the flight as well as the travel agency which has contracted with the airline for passenger logistics.  Submission of your information to the Embassy does not guarantee a seat on a flight.  The airline and/or travel agency will then contact you with more details to purchase and confirm your seat on a flight.  There will likely be a delay between when you submit the form and when you are contacted by the airline and/or travel agency, which could be up to several days.  Please be patient.


Do not contact the Embassy.  If you submit your information via the form, your information will be shared with the airline and travel agency.  It is up to the airline and travel agency to contact you directly to complete the booking process.  The Embassy cannot respond to requests to confirm whether or not your information has been received.  The Embassy does not control the manifest for these flights, nor does it have control over how the information provided to the airline or travel agency may be used.


Information about transiting Mexico:  Flights from Cancun to the United States are limited and subject to last-minute changes.  All passengers must have a connecting flight out of Mexico.  Passengers who may require emergency assistance (including issuance of an emergency U.S. passport) while in Mexico or assistance with arranging onward travel from Mexico to the United States should contact AskMeridaACS@state.gov or call +52-55-8526-2561, as soon as possible.  Hotel availability for transit passengers may be limited.


U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents in Venezuela who do not attempt to depart on these flights should remain prepared for an indefinite stay in Venezuela.


The border with Colombia remains closed.  Attempts to illegally cross the land border to Colombia could result in fines, arrest, and/or increase your vulnerability to crime, including kidnapping.  U.S. citizens and LPRs are subject to all local laws and regulations, including curfews and quarantines.


The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Venezuela has been “Level 4 – Do Not Travel” since February 2019, and the U.S. Embassy in Caracas suspended operations in March 2019.  The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. Because of this, the U.S. government cannot arrange transportation, lodging, or provide emergency financial assistance to U.S. citizens in Venezuela.


Please continue to monitor the Virtual Embassy website and social media accounts (@USEmbassyVE) for any updates.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive e-mail updates.



U.S. Embassy Bogotá, Colombia

+57-1-275-2000 or ACSBogota@state.gov


U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444