En De
Total doses
given
37.9M
People fully
vaccinated
14.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
50.66%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure for passengers travelling to Caracas Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS)
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A Health Pass (Pase de Salud) is required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:

02.08.2022

All travellers

All individuals travelling to Venezuela must present the following at the port of origin:

Travellers must apply for this electronic pass at least 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Venezuela through the respective BioCheck website (Spanish only).

To apply for your pass you will need: your complete travel itinerary (travel dates, flight numbers, airline); your personal details (full name, date of birth, nationality, passport); and either: proof of COVID-19 vaccination (you may use your UK COVID Pass) or a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test performed within 72 hours of arrival.

The system will ask you to complete all the information pertaining to your trip and to also upload: a photo of your passport and a valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative PCR-RT test performed within 72 hours of arrival, as applicable.

For a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be considered valid, at least 14 calendar days must have passed since your last vaccine dose of a complete vaccination scheme (for both 2-dose or 1-dose vaccines). If more than 270 days have passed since your last dose of a complete vaccination scheme, proof of a vaccine booster is required.

Once you submit your pass application you will receive a confirmation email. The application is then processed, and you should get a decision within 72 hours of submission. If approved, you will receive your pass via email in .pdf format. If refused, you will receive a notification email stating the refusal reason(s) – you will need to address the refusal reason(s) and submit a new traveller pass application. Individuals without a valid traveller pass will be denied boarding by the airline/carrier at port of origin.

All individuals 5 years old or older must take a further COVID-19 PCR-RT test at port of entry at Maiquetia International Airport, to be administered by a service provider designated by local health authorities - CasaLab.

Travellers must sign-up in advance through the provider’s website (CasaLab), and register their incoming flight details in order to obtain a QR code. This QR code (hardcopy or digital) will be requested by both the airline/carrier upon check-in and by local sanitary authorities on arrival for the test to be administered.

Most airlines have already included the fee for this arrival PCR-RT test within the cost of the travellers’ ticket. Where the carrier has not included this fee in your ticket, each passenger will have to cover its cost at their own expense: USD $60 (United States dollars) payable on arrival in cash only. The airline/carrier might request for the traveller to prove (show) having this amount of currency in cash during check-in.

The service provider (CasaLab) will share your test results and personal details with the authorities in Venezuela. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow instructions from the local health authorities. There are no mandatory rules in respect to quarantine.

You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated you must comply with the rules set out above – see All travellers.

Proof of vaccination status

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required in order to apply for the mandatory Traveller Pass (“Pase Viajero de Bioseguridad”). Individuals who are not fully vaccinated may use, alternatively, a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test performed within 72 hours of arrival as a substitute for proof of vaccination. Please note that proof of vaccination might be required to allow entry to some indoor venues such as restaurants and cafes. You may use your UK COVID Pass in electronic or PDF form, or provide your vaccination card for this purpose.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you’re not fully vaccinated you must comply with the rules set out above – see All travellers.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Having recovered from COVID-19 does not exempt travellers from the standard entry rules set out by local authorities. Please make sure to comply with the entry rules set out above – see All travellers.

Children and young people

Children 5 years old and older must comply with local COVID-19 standard entry requirements as set out above - please see entry requirement rules for All travellers above.

If you’re transiting through Venezuela

Transiting through Venezuela on your way to other country is permitted for travellers as long as they comply with all of the mandatory standard COVID-19 entry requirements set out above – please see entry requirements rules for All travellers. Travellers should also make sure their passport is valid for entry and transit in Venezuela.

See Check your passport and travel documents before you travel below.

For further information about transiting through Venezuela please contact your airline or tour operator.

Exemptions

Local authorities have not set out any exemptions to the above stated standard COVID-19 entry requirements for Venezuela. See All travellers.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

If you’re visiting Venezuela, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the day you plan to leave Venezuela.

If you’re a resident in Venezuela, your passport must be valid at the time of your arrival. Your residence visa/permit must also be valid.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

If you’re arriving by air, you can enter for up to 90 days on a tourist card issued on arrival. You must have a valid return ticket. If you’re arriving overland or by sea, you must get a visa in advance from your nearest Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate.

If you are overstay the 90 days you may be arrested and fined when departing. Extensions of up to 90 days can be arranged at any SAIME (immigration service) for a fee but you must apply before your tourist card and stamp expire. If you are living in Venezuela, the only place where you can apply for or extend your residency permit is the main SAIME office in Caracas. Avoid companies offering residency permits as they may not be genuine.

Dual nationality

Any dual national Venezuelan citizens must use their Venezuelan identity documents to enter and leave the country. The authorities may not allow you to depart Venezuela otherwise.

Travelling with children

Children travelling unaccompanied, with a guardian, or with one parent must provide a travel permit from the non-travelling parent(s) confirming that they consent for the child to travel without them. This permit must include all the relevant travel details and must be obtained through the nearest local SAREN office, or the respective Court for Children and Adolescents.

If the child is resident overseas, the travel permit must be obtained through the nearest Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate.

The child should carry this travel permit while travelling within the country and also at time of departure from Venezuela. Children may be denied exit from the country otherwise.