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Travel insurance and buses from Bogotá to Venezuela...

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Travel insurance and buses from Bogotá to Venezuela...

Hi there,

Any ideas on whether it's possible to buy travel insurance right before boarding or before crossing the border?

Thanks in advance,

Vitor

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1. Re: Travel insurance and buses from Bogotá to Venezuela...

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2. Re: Travel insurance and buses from Bogotá to Venezuela...

Be very careful in Venezuela, unless you have a local friend to guide you, I would pass it by, just too dangerous especially any of the cities.

I usually take travel warnings with a grain of salt and like to base it on personal experience, but I have heard too many first hand accounts of crime and vilolence, there is a reason S Florida and Panama are full of Venezuleans, it got too risky to stay.

Even many Colombians that went to work there have returned home, it got to dangerous even from a Colombian perspective.

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Vitor has a valid question; commencing Jan - 2014 visitors were required to obtain travel insurance before they enter Venezuela; recently the act was rescinded,apparently Venezuelan travel insurance is no longer obligatory. Nevertheless you can purchase travel insurance online, compare quotes & read the fine print before purchasing a policy.

mochileros.org/seguro-viaje-obligatorio-vene…

venezuelaaldia.com/2014/…

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4. Re: Travel insurance and buses from Bogotá to Venezuela...

Thank you for answering!

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