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May 12 Flight from Caracas to Santiago, Chile (10 May 2020)
May 10, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Bogotá has learned that a flight from Caracas-Maiquetía airport to Santiago, Chile, on Aerolíneas Estelar is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, May 12.  The cost of this flight is $830 U.S. dollars.

The flight from Caracas to Santiago is available for purchase directly from Aerolíneas Estelar.  Before a ticket can be issued, passengers must provide proof of an onward ticket to depart Chile within 12 hours after arriving in Santiago.  Non-Chilean citizens may not leave the airport.  LATAM Airlines is flying direct from Santiago to Miami at 11:10p.m. May 12; that flight is currently $186 U.S. dollars.

The U.S. Embassy cannot make travel arrangements for you, nor do we have information on availability of seats.  We also cannot assist in making travel arrangements within Venezuela, nor can we provide information or suggestions on how to travel.

We urge you to take advantage of this flight and to continue with onward travel arrangements to the United States.  U.S. citizens should return immediately to the United States.  The Travel Advisory for Venezuela has been “Level 4 – Do Not Travel” since February 2019. The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela.

Due to travel restrictions within Venezuela, we suggest that passengers planning to travel on this flight give themselves ample time to reach the Maiquetía International Airport.  We are not able to arrange for or provide transportation to the airport.  Travel during daylight hours only to and from Maiquetía International Airport.

Onward flights from Santiago to the United States are limited and subject to last-minute changes.   Passengers who may require emergency assistance while transiting the Santiago airport should contact SantiagoUSA@state.gov or call +56-2-2330-3000 as soon as possible.  Passengers must be prepared to stay in the airport for the duration of their connection time.  The Chilean government declared a 90 day state of emergency which took effect on March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closed its borders to all non-residents.  The use of a face mask is required in the airport.  Chilean authorities routinely conduct health checks on arriving passengers.

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 Bogota, 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