May 20 Update for U.S. Citizens and LPRs in Venezuela

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Location: Venezuela 

Event: May 20 Update for U.S. Citizens and LPRs in Venezuela  

 

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents in Venezuela should be prepared for an indefinite stay in Venezuela.  At this time, we do not have any updated information regarding possible upcoming flights, including the tentatively-scheduled flight on Aerolíneas Estelar from Maracaibo to Cancun, Mexico, on May 26.  We also understand that Conviasa is no longer planning a flight to Santiago, Chile.

 

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.

 

We remind U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents that 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 lawful permanent residents are reminded that they are subject to all local laws and regulations, including curfews and quarantines.

 

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.

 

Assistance:  

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