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Essential information

At a glance

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Electricity
120V/60hz
Jan-Dec
Best time to go
Year round
Wednesday
HRS
03
03
MINS
26
26
Current Time
GMT -4
currency
Bolívar soberana (BsS)

Visas

US and Israeli citizens need visas, which must be obtained in advance.

Get the latest visa advice for Venezuela from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Venezuela

Getting around Venezuela

Caracas is Venezuela's main transportation hub, with buses and flights radiating out to much of the country. There are four border crossings to Colombia, with the coastal Maracaibo to Maicao route being the most heavily used by foreign travelers, followed by the Andean route between San Antonio del Táchira and Cúcuta. Only one main road connects Brazil and Venezuela; it leads from Manaus through Boa Vista in Brazil, to the border crossing at Santa Elena de Uairén and continues to Ciudad Guayana. Brazil can also be accessed via remote southern Amazonas and onward to Manaus along the Río Negro. There is no border crossing between Venezuela and Guyana, you have to transit through Brazil.

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Venezuela's child protection law requires that children not traveling with two parents carry a copy of their birth certificate and a notarized permission letter from the non-traveling parent(s). Single, widowed and same-sex parents should check with their home country to ensure that they bring sufficient documentation.

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