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If you wish to see a lush and unspoiled landscape, Venezuela is a must visit.
Venezuela’s Catatumbo river is famous for the Catatumbo lightning, as there are sometimes over 100,000 lightning strikes each night. If that isn’t fascinating enough, Mount Roraima, found in the Canaima National Park, was part of the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Lost World.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Venezuela. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Venezuela: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
A yellow fever vaccine is generally recommended for all travelers to Venezuela. Dengue and Zika are also present in the country, be sure to use mosquito netting and repellents.
Malaria is found in some parts of Venezuela. Antimalarials are recommended for some itineraries.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Yes, you do need a visa to travel to Venezuela, and you must obtain it before you arrive.
You will also need a passport in good condition with a blank page for the entry stamp and six months validity.
For more information, see our Venezuela visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Due to its geography Venezuela has a variable tropical climate.
Temperatures stay regionally consistent throughout the year. Most of the country has temperatures in the high-70’s to low-80’s. The higher in Venezuela you go the cooler it is. Temperatures in the Andes often fall to the 40’s.
The rainy season is from May to November. During this time low-lying regions are at a strong flooding risk. Though hurricanes are rare, the downpours from the hurricane season can cause disasters. Rain can come at anytime, even in the dry season. This is especially true for the mountainous areas.
While Venezuela is an often popular country to visit. There are some key items to consider. Political unrest is common in the region. Until the sitution has resolved, consider avoiding travel to the region.
Travelers should avoid buses and the metro as crimes rates are very high. Don’t hire taxis on the street or use “libre” taxes as they pose a significant risk to travelers. Some drivers kidnap, rob, overcharge and more.
Many cars in the country, even rentals or taxis, do not have seatbelts or child car seats. If you are driving while in Venezuela note that many drivers also do not follow the law. Traffic jams are frequent sites for armed motorcycle gangs. Tunnels are also prime spots for attacks. Road damage is not well-marked.
Venezuela’s Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world at about 3,212 feet – 19 times as high as Niagara Falls. It is in Bolivar in the Canaima National Park. The sandstone tepuis of the waterfall was formed over 130 million years ago.
Angel Falls is named for American pilot Jimmy Angel who was stuck with his wife and two companions at the top of Auyantepui in 1937. Instead of gold after trekking for days they found the falls.
Local Indians call it “Kerekupai-Meru” in Pemom, or, “falls of the water to the deepest site”.
To see Angel Falls, visitors may travel by boat and/or by plane, and many often enjoy seeing double rainbows over it. Angel Falls is fuller from July to September due to rain.
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All Americans visiting Venezuela should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Venezuela, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Caracas
F St. and Suapure St.
Urb . Colinas de Valle Arriba
Caracas, Venezuela 1080
Phone: +58 (212) 975–6411
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