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Information for international and domestic travelers

Guatemala Travel Guide

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Guatemala Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

Borders are currently open for all international travel and tourism.

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Vaccination Rate: 37% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Guatemala:

Passengers traveling to Guatemala will be required to provide one the following:

-Proof of a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (eg: the EU DCC). The last dose must have been administered more than 14 days prior to the date of travel, or;

-A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test dated no more than 3 days before the date of your departure flight or your arrival at a land border

There are no quarantine requirements.

Quarantine is not required.

Borders are currently open for all international travel and tourism. Most amenities, touristic sites and shops are open in Guatemala.

Foreign travelers who have been in the United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil in the preceding 14 days, will be restricted from boarding Guatemala-bound flights. The ban is in place until further notice.

This travel ban is not applicable to foreigners who have evidence that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before arrival in Guatemala and have received two doses (one dose if vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), Guatemalan nationals, diplomats or foreign nationals who are legal residents in the country.

Travelers who have been administered a COVID-19 vaccine may present proof that they have been fully vaccinated for a minimum of two weeks before departure.

Travelers who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous three months must provide proof of treatment confirming both the date of diagnosis and that recovery occurred at least 10 days after being diagnosed.

Travelers aged 10 and over must present a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken up to 72 hours before travel.

Residents and citizens who do not have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result may be permitted entry only if they have proof of having taken a test before travel but that they were not able to receive their results in time for their trip or demonstrate that their travel to Guatemala is urgent. Upon arrival at La Aurora International Airport (GUA), these travelers will be tested at their own expense and must remain in the airport while awaiting results. Guatemalan citizens or residents who do not present the negative test result, as well as those who have COVID-19-related symptoms, will be taken to an isolation center for further screenings. Nonresident foreign nationals under the same circumstances may be denied entry into Guatemala.

All arriving passengers must complete an online Health Pass before arrival.

Fully vaccinated travelers can enter and are not required to present negative PCR test results, or antigen test results.

You should have received two doses (one dose if vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sputnik V are approved for use in Guatemala.

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sputnik V, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Domestic travel

Sale of alcoholic and fermented beverages are prohibited from 11pm to 6am.

Every town has been assigned a color from red to green, which corresponds to the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported. For information about the specific restrictions in your location, refer to the Guatemalan government’s website (https://COVID19.gob.gt/semaforo.html).

You should familiarise yourself with the threat level in your area and keep up to date with any changes.

Public transport is operating, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to travel to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver.

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