The Venezuelan passport is currently ranked 48th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 121 countries. Venezuelan passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Turkey and the entire European Union. Venezuelan citizens do however require a visa to enter about 108 destinations in the world. Some countries where a visa is required are China, India and the USA. The passport mobility score is considered medium.
The Venezuela passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Venezuela passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Venezuela passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 82 Venezuela passport visa-free countries, 37 Venezuela visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Venezuela passport holders can enter a total of 121 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Venezuela passport ranks 48 in the world.
Separate from these Venezuela visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 108 additional destinations which Venezuela passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela consists of 23 states. It is located in Northern South America. The nation’s neighboring countries are Brazil, Guyana and Colombia. The most important states are Zulia, Miranda and Carabobo. Venezuela has a surface area of 916,445 square kilometers. It is therefore the 6th largest country in South America. The terrain is characterized by central plains, lowlands and the Andes Mountains. Its climate varies between tropical hot and humid to more moderate in the highlands.
The overall population is over 31.02 million people. The capital of the country is Caracas. It is also the most populous city with more than 2.2 million inhabitants. Other important cities are Maracaibo, Valencia and Barquisimento. The largest airport is Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) with 5 million yearly passengers. The airport is named after freedom fighter Simon Bolivar. The airport provides worldwide connectivity. It also acts as a gateway to Central America and South America.
Venezuelan culture is dominated by a mix of Spanish, African and Indigenous cultures. Roman Catholicism is the main religion. The official language in the country is Spanish. The legal system is based on the Spanish civil code. The government type is a federal presidential republic. The chief of state and the head of government is President Nicolas Maduro. Elections are taking place every 6 years.
The official currency of the country is the Venezuelan bolivar (VEF). The current exchange rate being VEF 1٬782٬428٫27to the USD. The nation has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $204 billion. This makes it the 9th largest economy in South America. Its citizens have a per capita income of $7,344. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors which are services and industry. Its main goods of export are oil, livestock, machinery, corn, sugarcane, rice and bananas. Oil is responsible for almost the entire government revenue and contributes 50% to the GDP.
Venezuela is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations. The country is known for its three UNESCO world heritage sites and many historic and colonial buildings. Popular destinations include the Angel Falls, the Los Roques Archipelago, Isla de Margarita, Parque Nacional Morrocoy, and Roraima. Venezuela is a popular destination also due to the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of its citizens. Venezuela has a total of over 700,000 tourists visiting every year. The majority is originating from the neighboring countries and the United States. This number is expected to drop in the future due to a major economic recession that affects all parts of the country.