Tourism in Venezuela are possible all year round. Venezuela has a dry season (late November to early May) and a rainy season (the rest of the year). The dry season is certainly more pleasant to travel to, especially if hiking or other outdoor activities are planned, sightseeing in the cities is not much disturbed by rain. Some sights, such as waterfalls, are more impressive in the rainy season. The Angel Falls are spectacular after heavy rains in the humid months, but can develop into a thin band of water in the dry season. In addition, these cases can be difficult or impossible to reach by boat in the dry season.
Venezuelans visit friends, family and the beaches mainly over Christmas (until mid-January), Carnival (several days before Ash Wednesday) and Semana Santa (Holy Week, the week before Easter Sunday). Many festivals take place during these periods, but you should book transportation and accommodation in advance.
According to bridgat, the dry season from December to April is the best time to visit the Venezuelan coast. The temperatures can reach values of around 32 ° C, there is enough sunshine and little rain. Temperatures are only slightly higher during the rest of the year, especially between June and September. Most of the precipitation falls in October. At homeTemperatures are lower, with little seasonal changes, the average maximum temperatures are between 24 ° C and 27 ° C. Although the rainy season is the same as on the coast, precipitation falls here more frequently throughout the year. In the southern plateau region the temperature is rising again, the hottest months here are February and March and it is humid for most of the year with slightly drier periods in September and October and between January and March.
Health and Diseases in Venezuela
Vaccinations against hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus are recommended for travel in Venezuela, and vaccinations against hepatitis B, rabies and rabies for a longer stay typhus. A yellow fever vaccination is recommended for trips to all areas of the country outside the islands and the north coast. For children, the standard vaccinations should be up to date according to the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.
For the transfer of malaria is responsible for the nocturnal Anopheles mosquito. If malaria (especially tropical malaria) is left untreated, it can be fatal in non-immune Europeans. Malaria can break out weeks and months after the actual mosquito bite. Therefore, even after returning from Ecuador, if you have a fever, you should consult a doctor who should be advised of your stay in the malaria area.
There is a high risk of malaria in the southern rainforest regions, especially in the provincesAmazonas well as bolivar. There is a medium risk of malaria in the Amacuro Delta province with the Sucre and Orinoco Delta. There is a low risk of malaria in the north-west of Venezuela. The central stretches of coast, the islands, higher elevations and the urban areas are malaria-free.
Depending on the route, chemoprophylaxis (taking tablets) may be recommended. There are various prescription drugs on the market for malaria prophylaxis (for example Doxycycline, Malarone or Lariam). An experienced tropical or travel doctor can advise you on the choice of medication, their intolerance and side effects and personal adjustment.
In addition to malaria, mosquitoes transmit other infectious diseases, which is recommended as a preventive protection when traveling in Venezuela
- wear light-colored clothing covering the whole body (long trousers and shirts). This both during the day (dengue fever) and in the evening (malaria).
- Regularly apply insect repellent to all exposed parts of the body
- to use a mosquito net in the regions mentioned above
HIV / AIDS
The risk of a life-threatening infection with HIV / AIDS always arises from sexual contact and drug use (for example unclean cannulas or syringes or cannulas). The use of condoms is therefore always recommended, especially with casual acquaintances.
Diarrhea and cholera
Most diarrheal illnesses can be prevented with proper drinking water and food hygiene.
Some basic rules
Never drink tap water but, for example, bottled water. If bottled water is not available, filter and disinfect water or boil it off. Also use drinking water to brush your teeth or wash the dishes. Peel, boil or disinfect food. Make sure that no flies get to your food. Hands should be washed often with soap, always after a bowel movement, before preparing food and before eating. If appropriate, disinfect your hands as well, use disposable towels.
Before traveling to Ecuador, you should seek advice from a tropical / travel doctor.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Venezuela – important addresses
Venezuela Tourist Office in Germany : c / o Venezuela Embassy,
Schillstrasse 9 – 10, 10785 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 8322 4000, Fax: (030) 8322 4020
email: [email protected]
Venezuela Tourist Office in Austria : c / o Embassy of Venezuela,
Prinz-Eugenstrasse 72, 1st floor, staircase 1, top 1.1, 1040 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 712 26 3837, Fax: (01) 715 3219
Embassy of Venezuela in Germany : IE Ms. Blancanieve Portocarrero, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since March 23, 2005),
Schillstrasse 9-10, corner Wichmannstrasse, 10785 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 832 2400, Fax: (030) 83 22 4020, consular department : Tel: (030) 832 24031
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venezuela has consulates general in
Hamburg (phone: (040) 4101241/71) and
Frankfurt / M (Telephone: (069) 28 72 84/85)
as well as honorary consulates in
Gelsenkirchen (phone: (0209) 606 8100),
Munich (phone: (089) 22 1449),
Endingen (phone: (07642) 922130) and
Kiel (phone: (0431) 97 8375).
Embassy of Venezuela in Austria : Prinz-Eugen-Str. 72/1/1,
Telephone: (01) 712 2638, Fax: (01) 715 3219
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., consular section: Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (personal inquiries) and 9.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (handing in documents and issuing visas).
Embassy of Venezuela in Switzerland : Schosshaldenstrasse 1,
3000 Bern 15
Postal address: Postfach 30, 3000 Bern 15
Tel: (031) 350 5757, Fax: (031) 350 5758, Consular section: Tel: (031) 350 5753, Fax: (031) 350 5758
email: embavenez @ greenmail. ch
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., consular section: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Embassy of Germany in Venezuela : Georg Dick, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Avenida Eugenio Mendoza (Principal de la Castellana) y Avenida José Angel Lamas, Edif. La Castellana, 10th floor – La Castellana, Caracas
Postal address: Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania, Apartado 2078, Caracas 1010 A, Venezuela
Telephone: (0058 212) 219 2500, Fax: (0058 212) 261 0641
email: info @ caracas. diplo.de or [email protected]
Germany maintains honorary consulates in
San Christobal (phone: (0058 276) 343 6218, 344 1906, (0058414) 704 0770, email: [email protected]),
Maracaibo (phone: (0058 261) 791 1416, 792 2955, 793 0053, mobile: (0058 416) 662 7310, email: [email protected]) and
Porlamar (Isla Margarita) (Phone: (0058 295) 262 8475, (0058414) 789 4005, email: [email protected]).
Embassy of Austria in Venezuela : Avenida La Estancia,
Edificio Torre Las Mercedes, 4 Piso, Oficina 408, Chuao, Caracas, Venezuela
Postal address: Apartado 61.381, VE-Caracas 1060-A
Telephone: (0212) 991 3863 and (0212) 991 3979, Fax: (0212) 993 2753
email: [email protected]
Embassy of Switzerland in Venezuela : Avenida Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe,
Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, Piso 15, La Castellana-Caracas 1060, Venezuela
Postal address: Apartado 62.555, Chacao, VE-Caracas 1060-A
Tel: (0212) 267 95 85. Fax: (0212) 267 77 45.
email : [email protected]
Switzerland has a consulate in Maracaibo.