Surface: 912 050 km²
Capital: Caracas
Population: 28,946,101 inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas in Venezuela inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March, April and December are the best months to travel to Venezuela. You avoid this the months with high rainfall.

Spanish is the official language in Venezuela. In addition, several Indian languages ​​are spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival in Venezuela.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 90 days in Venezuela.
Business travelers do need a visa request.

Embassies and consulates
Dutch Embassy in Venezuela: .
Dutch consulates in Venezuela: .
Embassy of Venezuela in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Venezuela, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations.

In Venezuela (except Caracas, Cumana, Puerto la Cruz and Isla Margarita) is malaria.

Money and Money
In Venezuela is paid by the Venezuelan Bolivar (VEF).

Traffic and route
In Venezuela you must drive on the right side of the road.

In Venezuela, an adapter is needed. You will also need a converter in some cases.


Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers

The latest news regarding Venezuela can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Venezuela can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites in Venezuela end in names .ve.
Official website of Venezuela: .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures from Venezuela.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Venezuela.

An overview of all the holidays in Venezuela, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Venezuela can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Venezuela can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.