Venezuela Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting Venezuela, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Federal Republic
Capital: Caracas
Surface area: 916,445 km²
Population: 31.98 million
Languages spoken: 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 is your passport, which must be valid for at least 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, rue Copernic – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Venezuela


  • Vaccinations and compulsory certificates: If you are arriving from French Guiana, you must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In Venezuela, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, bilharzia, dengue fever, yellow fever, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Health insurance in Venezuela

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Venezuela? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Venezuela in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose aninternational health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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