Venezuela Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Venezuela, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Venezuela, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Venezuela’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A superb fall in Venezuela


Venezuela is a country full of beauty with its many waterfalls, priceless natural environment and a large number of unique species of flora and fauna. During your hikes in the Canaima National Park, you will undoubtedly spot various breed birds and lush vegetation. You should also make it a priority to see the Falls of Salto. Bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is home to a breathtaking coastline. Make your way to the university campus of Caracas, known for its modern architecture. For a spot of history, explore the famous monuments one by one.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Venezuela

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Venezuela

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication


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RSS Advisory From The Government Of Canada

  • Venezuela : Avoid all travel
    Last Updated: November 01, 2019 15:48 ESTRisk level(s) – editorial change – Zika virus information is still located under the Health tab

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Current Weather in Venezuela


Medical Care in Venezuela

In Venezuela, it is possible to have excellent medical care, especially if you are in Caracas or in big cities. Many travelers use Clinica El Avila, Instituto Medico La Floresta or Centro Medico Docente La Trinidad. Public health facilities are free and in large numbers in the country, but medical supplies are scarce and care varies greatly. In rural areas, it is difficult to access good care. A medical evacuation by plane proves to be necessary in case of serious diseases.

Pharmacies in Venezuela are well stocked. Drugs that require a prescription come from the United States.

If you need a public ambulance, call 171. Note that the service is variable. To have good care, it is possible to call on a private ambulance. For this, call ServiMedic Venezuela.

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Is Venezuela Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeAmong the highest homicide rates;
Risk present in Caracas city
KidnappingRisk present
Demonstrations and civil unrestRisk present
Road safetyPoor road conditions;
Avoid driving at night;
Risk of fuel shortage
Public transportationAvoid hailing taxis in the street;
Caution required
CommunicationSome areas do not have cellphone coverage
Excursions and recreational activitiesOnly go on excursions offered by tour operators
Colombia borderExtreme caution required
HealthZika virus, Dengue feverDiphteria and Measles warning

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Venezuela?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Venezuela for trips under 90 days. Yout passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Venezuela information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Venezuela
Street Address:
Avenida Francisco de Miranda con Avenida Altamira Sur,
Altamira, Caracas 1060, Venezuela

Tel.: +58 212 600 3000
Fax: +58 212 261 8741


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