Message for U.S. Citizens: Reduced Flights to and from the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Caracas would like to advise U.S. citizens about the reduced availability of regularly scheduled direct commercial flights between the United States and Venezuela.  According to media reporting and announcements from major airlines, the number of available seats per week on direct flights between the United States and Venezuela has been cut by at least 50 percent since January 2014.  Seat availability fluctuates and airlines can provide the most updated information.

The embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to confirm their travel itineraries, especially return flights, with their airline prior to departure and with enough time to make alternative arrangements, should your itinerary be changed or cancelled.  For U.S. citizens originating travel in Venezuela, we recommend reserving flights as early as possible.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Venezuela enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Alerts and Warnings, including the Venezuela Travel Warning and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Venezuela.   For additional information, refer to the Traveler’s Checklist on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Caracas is located at Calle F con Calle Suapure, Urbanizacion Colinas de Valle Arriba and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 0212-975-8365.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is 0212-907-8400.

American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela
58-212-907-8199 (fax)