On July 26th, the Port Captain of Puerto Cabello, VZ communicated that 'receiving vessels from Aruba and Curacao was strictly prohibited'.
On July 28th Venezuelan Port Control lifted the recent port restrictions. Political and social turmoil in Venezuela continues however, so caution is advised.
These were measures by Venezuela to put pressure for the release of a Venezuelan diplomat, arrested on Aruba. This person was released Sunday evening, and returned to Venezuela. Subsequently, all restrictions were lifted.
If you are planning to visit Venezuela, or to transit Venezuelan waters please follow this situation closely.