Admission policy for Venezuelans has become stricter in practice
WILLEMSTAD – Officially, the prerequisites for Venezuelans have not been tightened, but the admissions policy has become stricter. This was confirmed by the Head of the Police Corps Albert Schoop.
“The existing rules work perfectly for all other nationalities, but for Venezuelans there are more detailed procedures required,” said Schoop.
An example of the stricter policy was the return of thirty passengers who had arrived on a flight with Avior Airlines from Valencia. They did not have enough cash on them, which was set at 1000 dollars per week by the Immigration Services. Another reason was that they could not adequately demonstrate that they had a residential address at a resident.
According to Schoop, admitting people to the island is human work. Immigration officials must determine whether a visitor is a tourist or fair visitor, or perhaps has other less positive motives to come to the island.