Event: Increased Risk of Colectivo Activity Against U.S. Citizens
The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) has received credible information that U.S. citizens in Venezuela may currently be at increased risk of threats or aggression from the Venezuelan regime’s armed mercenary groups, known locally as colectivos. The VAU recommends that U.S. citizens and persons directly or indirectly linked to the United States who are currently resident in Venezuela maintain a low profile, and only depart your quarantine location if necessary. The U.S. Government is exploring all options to assist U.S. citizens to depart Venezuela. If you have not done so, please sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so the VAU can contact you with updated information, including travel options, when available.
Action to take: Maintain a low profile, only depart your quarantine location if necessary.
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888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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