The U.S. Embassy in Caracas has suspended routine visa services due to the ordered departure of non-emergency personnel due to continued unrest. The U.S. Department of State ordered non-emergency U.S. government employees to leave Venezuela on January 24, 2019.

The U.S. embassy said the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. U.S. citizens are directed to contact U.S. Embassy Caracas for consular assistance.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Venezuela “should strongly consider departing Venezuela,” the embassy said. Commercial flights remained available.

If U.S. citizens in Venezuela stay in Venezuela, they should ensure that they have adequate supplies to shelter in place, review personal security plans, and monitor local media for updates.

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