Have you booked a trip to Venezuela? This travel advice provides you with information about places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Venezuela, although these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require for your trip is dependant on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.
Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Brazil, Colombia and other countries. In the Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Venezuela has a very pleasant climate – there is never a bad time to travel to this country. However, if you wish to avoid mosquitoes the best period to visit Venezuela is between December and May, when it also rains less. Venezuela is very popular with nature lovers as it offers a great diversity of landscapes: jungle, mountains and beaches. The highlands of Guyana – offering spectacular table mountains and waterfalls – are well worth the effort. Another heavenly spot, however touristy, is Isla Margarita. Furthermore, Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, located in the north of the country is one of the most modern cities in South America.
Regardless of which places you will visit in Venezuela, always be aware of possible (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Venezuela. Our KLM Health Services health experts are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Venezuela vaccinations: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Venezuela to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Venezuela and read which specific vaccinations you require.