Venezuela Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Mar 01, 2004
This Public Announcement is being issued to update US citizens on the
current political situation in Venezuela. It supersedes the Public
Announcement of February 11, 2004, and will expire on May 25, 2004.
The political situation remains fluid. The Venezuelan Electoral Council
(CNE) continues to consider whether it will ratify either the opposition or
pro-government signature petitions, aimed at gaining approval for a recall
referendum of President Chavez and a number of pro-government and opposition
legislators. Political demonstrations, with potential for violence, may
take place during this period of uncertainty. U.S. citizens should avoid
all demonstrations and areas where groups are gathering. Additionally, they
should monitor radio and TV broadcasts for new developments.
In the case of an emergency or for the latest security information, the U.S.
Embassy can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or by
58-212-975-9777 during working hours. Up to date information on security
conditions can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the
U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at
1-317-472-2328. For further information, please see the Consular
Information Sheet for Venezuela and the Worldwide Public Announcement on the
Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet home page at http://travel.state.gov.