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Venezuela travel restrictions

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Open for travel from Venezuela
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Venezuela
  • This does not apply to nationals of Venezuela.
Flight Restrictions

published 14.07.2020
Flights to Venezuela are suspended until 12 August 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
COVID-19 testing and quarantine on designated state-run health facilities is compulsory for travellers entering Venezuela, for a period of 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

COVID-19 testing is handled by the public health system through CDIs (centros de diagnóstico integral) and a designated network of public hospitals or “hospitales centinela” throughout the country. Testing usually takes from 24 to 48 hours, and during this time the patient with symptoms must remain in isolation on a designated health facility. If an individual tests positive, quarantine in a designated medical facility is mandatory.
Enhanced screening at airports. Passengers required to sign and hand in health declaration to immigration upon arrival.
Passengers departing Venezuela might undergo a medical assessment at their departure point, including answering questions on possible symptoms and having their temperature checked. Individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to depart.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from Brazil and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport in
Brazil.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to the following areas: the entire states
of Aragua, Carabobo, Miranda, Vargas and Yaracuy, and the Distrito Federal.
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to the following areas: all areas above 2300 m
in the states of Merida, Trujillo and Tachira; the states of Falcon and Lara; Margarita Island; the capital city
of Caracas; and the city of Valencia.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due to P. vivax (74.6%) and P. falciparum (25.4%) is high throughout the year in some areas of
Amazonas, BolĂ­var, Delta Amacuro and Sucre states. There is moderate risk in Zulia State. There is low risk
in Anzoátegui and Monagas states. Risk of P. falciparum malaria is mostly restricted to municipalities in areas
of Amazonas (Alto Orinoco, Atabapo, Atures, Autana and Manapiare), Bolívar (Angostura, Cedeño, El
Callao, Gran Sabana, Heres, Piar, Rocio and Sifontes), Delta Amacuro, and Sucre (BenĂ­tez, BermĂşdez, Cajigal
and Arismendi) states.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: B in P. vivax risk areas; C in P. falciparum risk areas

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  • Venezuela Ban on commercial flights extended until 12 August (Finanzas Digital, 13.07.2020)

    *****international restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Domestic and international regular commercial flights are meant to progressively re-start from 13 August 2020 onwards. Entry into Venezuela is currently limited to Venezuelan citizens and foreign national residents. COVID-19 testing and quarantine on designated state-run health facilities is compulsory for travellers entering Venezuela. Passengers departing Venezuela might undergo a medical assessment at their departure point, including answering questions on possible symptoms and having their temperature checked. Individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to depart.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Authorities have announced social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Inter-state travel requires a special permit or “salvoconducto” to be issued by the respective regional REDI or ZODI authorities. Passengers located in the Caracas (Distrito Capital) area with confirmed travel itineraries are allowed to reach the airport in Maiquetia (La Guaira) without any special permit. Movement to the airport via land from other states require a “salvoconducto” in advance of travel. There are no domestic flights to Maiquetia operating until further notice. The use of face covering is mandatory at all times, including when travelling via land in private vehicles. Certain municipalities might be under stricter lockdown than others depending on the number of COVID-19 infections reported. Stay informed through local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Most hotels are open and able to receive guests. Private accommodation rental remains possible, although with reduced availability. Some hotels may require guests to be COVID-19 tested before allowing them to check-in into their premises, please consult on specific requirements in advance. 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. Only one member per family is allowed to go outside of their home to access supermarkets/pharmacies. The supply of fuel is severely limited.

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    14.07.2020
  • Venezuela Ban on commercial flights extended until 12 August (Finanzas Digital, 13.07.2020)

    *****international restrictions:
    Finanzas Digital reported that Venezuela’s National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC) has extended a ban on commercial flights until 12 August because of the COVID-19 pandemicEntry into Venezuela is currently limited to Venezuelan citizens and foreign national residents. All travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are subject to 30-day quarantine.Authorities have announced social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Inter-state travel requires a special permit or “salvoconducto” to be issued by the respective regional REDI or ZODI authorities. Passengers located in the Caracas (Distrito Capital) area with confirmed travel itineraries are allowed to reach the airport in Maiquetia (La Guaira) without any special permit. Movement to the airport via land from other states require a “salvoconducto” in advance of travel. There are no domestic flights to Maiquetia operating until further notice.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Authorities have announced social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Inter-state travel requires a special permit or “salvoconducto” to be issued by the respective regional REDI or ZODI authorities. Passengers located in the Caracas (Distrito Capital) area with confirmed travel itineraries are allowed to reach the airport in Maiquetia (La Guaira) without any special permit. Movement to the airport via land from other states require a “salvoconducto” in advance of travel. There are no domestic flights to Maiquetia operating until further notice. The use of face covering is mandatory at all times, including when travelling via land in private vehicles. Most hotels are open and able to receive guests. Private accommodation rental remains possible, although with reduced availability. Some hotels may require guests to be COVID-19 tested before allowing them to check-in into their premises, please consult on specific requirements in advance.
    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. Only one member per family is allowed to go outside of their home to access supermarkets/pharmacies. The supply of fuel is severely limited.

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    13.07.2020
  • Venezuela Domestic and international regular commercial flights will re-start from 13 July 2020 onwards. (Gov.UK, 10.07.2020). Authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown until mid-July (Fox13 News, 12.06.2020)

    *****international restrictions:
    Entry into Venezuela is currently limited to Venezuelan citizens and foreign national residents. All travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are subject to 30-day quarantine.
    Authorities have announced social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Inter-state travel requires a special permit or “salvoconducto” to be issued by the respective regional REDI or ZODI authorities. Passengers located in the Caracas (Distrito Capital) area with confirmed travel itineraries are allowed to reach the airport in Maiquetia (La Guaira) without any special permit. Movement to the airport via land from other states require a “salvoconducto” in advance of travel. There are no domestic flights to Maiquetia operating until further notice.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Authorities have announced social/community-wide quarantine and bans on inter-state travel with roadblocks in place. Inter-state travel requires a special permit or “salvoconducto” to be issued by the respective regional REDI or ZODI authorities. Passengers located in the Caracas (Distrito Capital) area with confirmed travel itineraries are allowed to reach the airport in Maiquetia (La Guaira) without any special permit. Movement to the airport via land from other states require a “salvoconducto” in advance of travel. There are no domestic flights to Maiquetia operating until further notice. The use of face covering is mandatory at all times, including when travelling via land in private vehicles. Most hotels are open and able to receive guests. Private accommodation rental remains possible, although with reduced availability. Some hotels may require guests to be COVID-19 tested before allowing them to check-in into their premises, please consult on specific requirements in advance.
    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. Only one member per family is allowed to go outside of their home to access supermarkets/pharmacies. The supply of fuel is severely limited.

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    10.07.2020
  • Venezuela Flights to Venezuela are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    international restrictions:
    All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 June.
    Entry restrictions imposed on travellers from any European country, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama. All travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are subject to 30-day quarantine.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have been suspended.
    The nationwide lockdown in place extended until 12 June; enforced by security forces.
    Military checkpoints have been reported at entrances to the capital Caracas.
    Statewide curfews are in place in Lara from 14.00 to 07.00 (all times local), Nueva Esparta from 16.00 to 10.00 and Vargas state from 14.00 to 07.00.
    New curfews imposed in several border towns (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    01.06.2020
  • Venezuela Flights to Venezuela are suspended. – This does not apply to humanitarian flights. international restrictions: All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 June. Entry restrictions imposed on travellers from any European country, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama. All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 May. All travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are subject to 30-day quarantine.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have been suspended. The nationwide lockdown in place extended until 12 June; enforced by security forces. Military checkpoints have been reported at entrances to the capital Caracas. Statewide curfews are in place in Lara from 14.00 to 07.00 (all times local), Nueva Esparta from 16.00 to 10.00 and Vargas state from 14.00 to 07.00. New curfews imposed in several border towns (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    27.05.2020
  • Venezuela Flights to Venezuela are suspended. – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry restrictions imposed on travellers from any European country, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama. All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 May. All travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are subject to 30-day quarantine.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 May.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have been suspended. A nationwide lockdown is in place until 13 May; enforced by security forces. Extension of the nationwide quarantine until 9 July. Military checkpoints have been reported at entrances to the capital Caracas. Statewide curfews are in place in Lara from 14.00 to 07.00 (all times local), Nueva Esparta from 16.00 to 10.00 and Vargas state from 14.00 to 07.00.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Venezuela

    Inbound restrictions:

    All private and commercial flights are suspended until 12 May.
    Entry restrictions imposed to travellers from any European country, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama.
    Authorities have instituted a 30-day suspension of all flights from Colombia, Europe, Iran, Japan, Panama and South Korea, starting 12 March. All suspected cases are subject to 30-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have been suspended.
    A nationwide lockdown is in place until 13 May; enforced by security forces.
    Military checkpoints have been reported at entrances to the capital Caracas.
    Statewide curfews are in place in Lara from 14.00 to 07.00 (all times local), Nueva Esparta from 16.00 to 10.00 and Vargas state from 14.00 to 07.00.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://ve.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/venezuela/entry-requirements]
    [https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/350706/venezuela-nationwide-lockdown-extended-until-july-12-update-7]
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