Venezuela travel guide



Venezuela Travel Guide

Venezuela Safety

The last years the crime has been increased in Venezuela, especially in the main destinations by the affluence of travelers.

Petty crime such as pickpocketing is common, particularly on public transport in Caracas. Thieves, sometimes armed, are known to target hotel rooms, safe deposit boxes and rental cars.

There have been incidents of 'express kidnappings', where people are forced to withdraw funds from ATMs to secure their release. Victims have been killed or injured while resisting perpetrators' demands.

It is necessary to be cautious when in crowded cities, as pickpockets and muggers may be around, so you should take your previsions.

Here you can find some tips to stay safe.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.
  • Stay in populated areas.
  • Always take a taxi or private vehicle at nights. The official taxis are commonly yellow.
  • The outskirts of many cities are very poor and crime-ridden, and are not appropriate for tourists.
  • Try to not wear expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Keep watch of your belongings at all times.
  • Pretend you know where you are going even if you aren't sure.
  • Avoid walking long distances in the towns and cities unless you know where you are going.

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