International Flights Further Limited
The Venezuelan Civil Aviation Authority (INAC) announced on December 13 that outgoing commercial flights are now limited to Mexico, Bolivia, and Turkey. U.S. citizens in Venezuela who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon and as safely as possible, and either contact a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in another country or return to the United States. Contact reputable travel agencies to inquire about flight availability and cost. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela.
The land border with Colombia remains closed. The Government of Colombia announced on November 28 that the closure has been extended until January 16, 2021. Attempts to cross the land border to Colombia illegally could result in fines or 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. Colombia has resumed limited international commercial flights, although there are currently no scheduled flights between Colombia and Venezuela.
Registration for Continued Flight Information
For continuing information on developments regarding outbound commercial, evacuation, and/or repatriation flights, please register your interest with the American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota here. If you have previously registered your interest with us, please do not fill out this form again; you need to register only once.
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 Venezuela Affairs Unit website and social media accounts (@USEmbassyVE) for any updates. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive email 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