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.
Actions to Take:
- Consider departing while commercial flights are available.
- If choosing to stay, ensure you have adequate supplies to shelter in place.
- Monitor local media for updates
- Review personal security plans
- Remain aware of surroundings
- Review complete Travel Advisory for Venezuela
- Refer to Venezuela Unrest Information page on Travel.State.Gov
- Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas
- U.S. Embassy, Venezuela
For all inquiries about ACS services email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +58 (212) 975-6411 between the hours of 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Venezuelan holidays.
For emergency assistance after hours call +58 (212) 907-8400
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Venezuela country information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (https://step.state.gov/step) to receive security updates.
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