Travel advice for Venezuela.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Venezuela.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Bolivar VEF

Currency exchange rate

VEF 10'000 = ~ CHF 0.01 ; CHF 1 = ~ VEF 830.00 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5:30 h / - 6:30 h during our summer time

Capital

Caracas

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay and tourist card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
The tourist card is issued by authorized airlines. The tourist cards are essential to leave the country.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Caracas, Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, piso 15, Av. Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe, La Castellana
Tel. +58 212 267 95 85

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 12.30 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's license required.

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.

  • High crime rate.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Nighttime driving not advised due to high hold-up rate.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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