Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crime Environment in Caracas

Embajada USA logoU.S. Embassy Caracas reminds all U.S. citizens of the continued criminal threat in and around Caracas. The recent death of a member of the American community in Caracas demonstrates that Venezuela remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Criminals target the more affluent areas of Caracas as well – including those areas where many U.S. citizens reside or regularly visit.

We strongly suggest that all U.S. citizens review their personal security awareness and maintain a heightened state of alert in Caracas and throughout Venezuela.

· See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Venezuela.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela, located at Calle F con Calle Surapure, Lomas de Valle Arriba, at +58 212-975-6411 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 0212-907-8400.
· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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