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Venezuela coronavirus travel restrictions

Venezuela 🇻🇪

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Venezuela. Venezuela is Closed 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 Advice for Venezuela


for travel
International travel to Venezuela is permitted but direct commercial flights are currently suspended. This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided on departure.

Other medical measures

Travelers may be subject to a health assessment on departure. This could include temperature screenings and answering questions relating to COVID symptoms. Those who display symptoms will not be permitted to leave the country.
For more details US Embassy in Venezuela

Government measures

The Venezuelan Government has banned public gatherings and certain regions remain under quarantine measures until further notice. More relaxed or restrictive measures may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. 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 services are operational between certain routes. Roadblocks are in place and interstate travel is restricted except for those holding an approved 'salvoconducto' permit.


Restaurants may be open depending on the region visited, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Restaurants may be closed in high-risk areas.


Bars may be open depending on the region visited, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Bars may be closed in high-risk areas.


Nightclubs may open depending on the region visited, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Nightclubs may be closed in high-risk areas.


Local authorities have introduced an alternating system to reopen sectors of the economy. During a ''flexible week'', certain non-essential businesses are permitted to open with reduced hours. During a ''lockdown week'', only essential services are permitted to open. Businesses may have their own adapted safety measures are in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Venezuela

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

🔒 Lockdown Details for Venezuela

Social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks are in place since 16 March.
Local authorities have recently moved on to an alternating lockdown/flexible scheme where during a “flexible week” certain specific economic sectors are allowed to operate limited hours; on a “lockdown week” only essential businesses and medical services remain operational. Schools and universities remain closed until further notice.
Public gatherings are prohibited and people have been instructed to wear face covering at all times when outside.
The supply of fuel is severely limited.

🛡️ Travel safety for Venezuela

Do not travel

COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Road travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and limited internal flights. Many international flight routes have been suspended. Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Australia doesn't have an embassy or consulate in Venezuela. Contact the Australian Embassy in Colombia for assistance. We continue to advise: Do not to travel to Venezuela due to the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime.
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