COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
March 25, 2020 

·         Country-Specific Information

o    On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas. All consular services, routine, and emergency, are suspended until further notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. 

o    On March 19, 2020 the U.S. Department of State updated its Global Health Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html 

o    Venezuela has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. 

o    On April 12, the Maduro regime announced a 30-day extension of the nationwide quarantine, which bars movement between states with the exception of people that work in the transportation industry, security, healthcare, and food delivery.  

 

·         Entry and Exit Requirements

o    Visit the interim government of Venezuela’s COVID-19 website for additional information. 

·         On March 13, 2020, the Maduro regime announced the quarantine of all inhabitants of Venezuela and all people should practice social distancing.  On March 16, 2020, restrictions were put in place so that personnel could not move between the different states and cities in Venezuela. 

·        On March 12, 2020, the Maduro regime announced the suspension of flights between Colombia and Venezuela.  On March 17, the Maduro regime suspended all international travel.  Land borders with Brazil and Colombia are closed.  These restrictions were extended on April 12, 2020 for an additional 30 days.

o    Travelers should be prepared for additional travel/movement restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  

 

·         Local Resources

o    Visit the interim government of Venezuela’s COVID-19 website for additional information. 

·         Other links

o    COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov 

o    CDC page on COVID-19 

o    Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page 

Assistance: 

·         U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021
acsbogota@state.gov
https://co.usembassy.gov/ 

·         State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

·         Venezuela Country Information 

·         Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. 

·         Follow us on Facebook and Twitter