Venezuela Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Venezuela are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Venezuela.

U.S. Embassy in Venezuela
F St. and Suapure St.
Urb . Colinas de Valle Arriba,
Caracas, Venezuela 1080
Phone: +58 (212) 975–6411

U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 212-975-6411
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 212-907-8400
Outside of Venezuela: (+58) 212-975-6411


Venezuela has a wet and dry season, with the wet season occurring May until October. The country’s climate varies by altitude, and gets cooler in higher elevations. The four climatic regions are tropical, subtropical, temperate, and cold. The tropical region’s mean annual temperatures can be anywhere from 75 to 9° F. Caracas is in the subtropical region and has temperatures ranging from 50 to 77° F. In the higher elevations there are some peaks where snow is usually present.

Calling Internationally:

To call Venezuela from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Venezuela’s country code, 58; and then the three digit area code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Venezuela is 120 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Venezuela with a device that does not accept 120 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Venezuela generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for Venezuela Trips:

You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your Venezuela travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.

Whether you’re taking a family vacation or business trip, Travel Guard has a plan for your trip to Venezuela. These plans may include valuable medical expense coverage, trip interruption, medical emergency assistance and treatment services and more. And with Travel Guard’s 24-hour assistance line, your coverage can act as a travel guide should your plans change.*

For more than 20 years, Travel Guard’s plans have covered millions of travelers throughout the world. We're America's leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we're here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through Travel Guard is easy to buy and with our 24-hour emergency travel services it's even easier to use.


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