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Venezuela travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in September 2023

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Venezuela. Venezuela is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Venezuela. Venezuela is part of South America with main city at Caracas. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Bolívar. The languages spoken are Spanish.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 31M people

🛡️ Travel safety for Venezuela

Do not travel

We've reviewed our advice for Venezuela. We haven't changed the level of our advice, do not travel. The political and economic situation continues to be unstable. There are high levels of violent crime, and shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Venezuela due to the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime.

🚨 Travel Advice for Venezuela

Open for travel

For entry into Venezuela

International travel to Venezuela is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and not more than 9 months (270 days). Thereafter, the vaccine certificate must reflect that a vaccine booster has been administered.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, on arrival.

Testing on arrival

An RT-PCR test will be administered on arrival at Maiquetía International Airport. Travelers must register for the test in advance at and the QR code generated must be presented on departure and upon arrival.
Most airlines include the fee for the test in the flight ticket price. If the fee is not included, the test will cost $60 USD and it is only payable in cash on arrival. We recommend confirming this with the airline before departure.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Venezuela

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine may be required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Banned

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