Venezuela

Capital Caracas

Population 31,028,700

Area 916,445 km2

Key facts

Venezuela is a country located in South America. There are 3 countries (Brazil, Colombia, Guyana) that Venezuela shares its borders with. The official language of Venezuela is Spanish. Traveling across Venezuela if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Venezuela was ranked 73rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Venezuela is Venezuelan bolívar (VEF). The bolívares fuertes (Bs) is subdivided into 100 céntimo (¢).

Venezuelan
Banknotes

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Venezuelan
Coins

Bs.110¢25¢50¢

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Venezuela is 35.91 Mbps and mobile is 9.23 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Venezuela has more ATMs.48.41 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Venezuela. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 120 V, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Venezuela will celebrate 38 national public holidays. The next one Day of Indigenous Resistance will take place on October 12.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayDía de Año Nuevo
January 6, 2022EpiphanyDía de Reyes
January 14, 2022Feast of the Divina PastoraDía de la Divina Pastora
January 15, 2022Teacher's DayDía del Maestro
February 12, 2022Youth DayDía de la Juventud
February 20, 2022Federation DayDia de la Federacion
February 28, 2022Moving holidayCarnivalCarnaval
March 1, 2022Moving holidayCarnivalCarnaval
March 8, 2022International Women's DayDia Internacional de la Mujer
March 19, 2022St Joseph's DayDía de San José
March 21, 2022Slavery Abolition AnniversaryDía del abolición de la esclavitud
March 31, 2022Foundation anniversary Day of San Cristóbal, TáchiraAniversario del fundacion del San Cristóbal
April 19, 2022Beginning of the Independence MovementDiez y nueve de abril
May 1, 2022Labor DayDía del Trabajador
May 3, 2022Fiesta de las CrucesDía del Cruz del Mayo
May 8, 2022Moving holidayMother's DayDía de las Madres
June 19, 2022Moving holidayFather's DayDía de los Padres
June 24, 2022Army DayDía de San Juan Bautista y aniversario de la Batalla de Carabobo
June 27, 2022Journalists' DayDía del Periodista y aniversario de la instauración del Decreto de Instrucción pública gratuita y obligatoria
July 5, 2022Independence DayCinco de julio
July 17, 2022Moving holidayChildren's DayDia del niño
July 24, 2022Navy DayNatalicio del Libertador, Dia de la Armada Nacional
July 25, 2022Caracas City Foundation DayAniversario del fundacion del Caracas
August 3, 2022Flag DayDía de la Bandera
September 8, 2022Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary and feasts of the Virgen del Valle and Our Lady of CoromotoDía del Virgen del Valle, aparicion del Virgen del Coromoto
September 24, 2022Feast of the Our Lady of MercyDía del Virgen de las Mercedes
October 12, 2022Day of Indigenous ResistanceDía de la Resistencia Indígena
November 1, 2022All Saints' DayDía de Todos los Santos
November 2, 2022All Souls' DayDía de los fieles difuntos
November 17, 2022Feria of La ChinitaFeria de la Chinita
November 18, 2022Feria of La ChinitaFeria de la Chinita
November 19, 2022Feria of La ChinitaFeria de la Chinita
November 21, 2022University Students DayDía del estudiante universitario
December 8, 2022Immaculate Conception, Loyalty DayInmaculada Concepción, Dia de la Lealtad
December 17, 2022Simon Bolivar Memorial DayAniversario de la muerte de Libertador Simon Bolivar
December 24, 2022Christmas EveNochebuena
December 25, 2022Christmas DayNavidad
December 31, 2022New Year's EveNochevieja

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Venezuela?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Catia La Mar and Maracay.

There are no Hilton hotels in Venezuela.

There are no IHG hotels in Venezuela.

There are no Best Western hotels in Venezuela.

There are no Radisson hotels in Venezuela.

There are no Accor hotels in Venezuela.

What fast food chains are present in Venezuela?

Pabellón criollo are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Venezuela. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Venezuela below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Venezuela.

The KFC chain does not operate in Venezuela.

The Burger King chain operates in Venezuela.

The Subway chain operates in Venezuela.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Venezuela.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Venezuela.

Weather

Today the sun in Caracas, rises at 6:14 AM and sets at 6:16 PM. The climate of Caracas may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 20°C (68°F)High: 23.9°C (75.02°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 20°C (68°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 19.1°C (66.38°F)High: 26.3°C (79.34°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 20°C (68°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)
MondayOct 10FogLow: 19.5°C (67.1°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)

Weather data for Caracas (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Caracas.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Venezuela.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Venezuela.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.6, Venezuela is placed 41st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Venezuela traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 39.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Venezuela

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Venezuela?

Currently, citizens of 70 countries can enter Venezuela without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Venezuela.

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