Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Venezuela for up to 90 days for tourist reasons (a tourist card will be given instead): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran (max. 15 days), Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (South), Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevis, New Zealand, No. Business travelers nearly always need to get a visa before entering the country.
Passengers in Caracas walk through immigration in the newly renovated arrivals hall before proceeding to baggage claim. Officers will inspect your passport and may interrogate you. If a customs officer or anybody else inquires about your visit, tell them you are simply there for tourism. Before handing over your tax form to customs authorities, you must match the luggage tag on your airline ticket to the bar code on your bag at baggage claim.
Many people may approach you following your arrival, offering to help you find a cab or exchange money. It’s better not to engage with anybody who approaches you. Even airport employees with valid identification may try to direct you to different parts of the airport where you may exchange money on the black market. Always agree on a price before getting into a taxi from the airport, and only hire cabs with the official yellow oval stamp.