Demonstrations and protests are scheduled to take place across Venezuela on Wednesday. Protests have been marked by violence in the past, and further clashes can be expected. President Maduro has overseen a significant decline in the quality of living in Venezuela, and his government has been clamping down on opposition.

On Monday 27 soldiers in the National Guard launched a short-lived mutiny in a poor area of Caracas, announcing themselves to be against President Maduro. The soldiers have since been arrested, but some people rallied in support of them. This is likely to increase tensions further ahead of the protests.

Travel advice

If you are in the area, please consider the following –

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. Be aware violence could occur without warning. The authorities are likely to clamp down on the protests – expect tear gas and rubber bullets as the minimum.
  • Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
  • Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location. Be aware that consular assistance may be difficult in many parts of Venezuela.
  • Monitor local media. If you are using Twitter to search, add the term ‘filter:verified’ to the search bar to see results from verified accounts only.
  • If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
  • Keep your devices charged.
  • Check in with friends and family.
  • If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.

Official travel advice

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