February 16th, 2010
According to the US Department of State, approximately 12,000 US tourists visit Venezuela each year. Although relations between the two countries are somewhat tense, Americans are still drawn to Venezuela's beaches, rainforests and cities.
To travel to Venezuela, American citizens need a US passport that has at least 6 months left before it expires, and a Venezuelan visa or tourist card. Tourists traveling to Venezuela by air and staying less than 90 days can obtain a tourist card upon arrival .
However, if you are traveling to Venezuela by private transportation or entering the country via a land border crossing, you need to get a Venezuelan visa ahead of time. Here are the requirements for Venezuelan tourist visa:
1 Venezuelan visa application form
2 passport-sized photo
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