US suspends all flights to Venezuela amid political turmoil

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The US suspended all flights to Venezuela on Wednesday amid political turmoil and violence within the South American nation.

The Division of Transportation ordered the halt because the Division of Homeland Safety warned in a letter that “situations in Venezuela threaten the protection and safety of passengers, plane, and crew touring to or from that nation.”

Along with US airways, a small group of Venezuelan carriers that provide service to Miami will likely be affected.

Many worldwide flights to Venezuela have already stopped service to the nation as a result of security considerations and disputes with the nation’s embattled chief Nicolas Maduro.

A big portion of the worldwide neighborhood, together with the US, has acknowledged opposition chief Juan Guaidó because the nation’s president.

In April, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited US air operators from flying beneath 26,000 ft in Venezuela’s airspace.