Visas and Health in Venezuela

Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Venezuela, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.


Political regime: Federal Republic
Capital: Caracas
Area: 916,445 sq km
Population: 31.98 million
Spoken languages: Spanish
Currency: Bolivar

Visas in Venezuela

If you are a French national, you do not need a tourist or business visa for a stay of less than 3 months. All you need to do is have your passport, which must be valid for more than six months.

French Embassy in Caracas
Esquina Madrid con avenida Trinidad
Las Mercedes Apartado 60385 – Caracas 1060
Tel: [58] 212 909 65 00
Fax: [58] 212 909 66 30

Venezuelan Embassy in Paris
11 Copernicus Street – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Venezuela


  • Compulsory vaccines and certificates: If you are from French Guiana, you must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month travellers), typhoid (long stay for travellers 5 years and older).
  • Local diseases: In Venezuela, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider, snakes, fish and scorpions bites, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, bilharziosis, dengue fever, yellow fever, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), leishmaniasis, diseases malaria, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Health insurance in Venezuela

Why take international health insurance when traveling or living in Venezuela? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Venezuela in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.

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