Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela (January 29, 2019)

Location: Nationwide

Event: Travel Advisory Update – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The Department of State raised the Travel Advisory to a Level 4, urging U.S. citizens not to travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

On January 24, 2019, the State Department ordered non-emergency U.S. government employees to depart Venezuela.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. U.S. citizens should contact U.S. Embassy Caracas for consular assistance.  U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Venezuela should strongly consider departing Venezuela.  Commercial flights remain available.

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