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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers aged 10 years or older must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Guatemala.
  • Passengers travelling to Guatemala must submit a completed Health Pass (Pase de salud). The form can be accessed here.
Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

Passengers must complete a Health Pass form before departure at servicios.igm.gob.gt. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

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Quarantine

There are no quarantine requirements. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register your details via the Guatemalan Health Pass website on this link.

Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala. Foreign nationals, who are not legally resident in Guatemala, will not be permitted into Guatemala should they fail to provide a test.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2017)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2017)
Malaria risk due almost exclusively to P. vivax (99.9%) exists throughout the year below 1500 m.
Malaria risk is highest in the departments of Escuintla (especially in the municipalities of Gomera, Masagua,
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa and Tiquisate) and Alta Verapaz (in the municipalities of Telemán, Panzós and
La Tinta).

Malaria risk is moderate in the departments of Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu and Izabal.
Malaria risk is low in the rest of the departments (Chiquimula, Zacapa, Baja Verapaz, San Marcos, Peten,
Jutiapa, Jalapa, El Progreso, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango and Quiche).

WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: B

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Full Restrictions

  • Guatemala Latest News: Country’s land, sea, air borders to reopen 18 September (AP, 10.09.2020). Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Guatemala International Airport re-opened on 18 September. You must keep to the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport. 24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register via the Guatemalan Health Pass form. Once you have submitted your details, you must print the form and bring it with you. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala, together with a printed copy of the form.
    Foreign nationals, who are not legally resident in Guatemala, will not be permitted into Guatemala should they fail to provide a test. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala for information on immigration requirements.

    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala.

    *Data collection: 24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register your details via the Guatemalan Health Pass website on this link.

    *Testing on departure: There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *Mexico-Guatemala border: There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities ended the State of Public Calamity on 30 September 2020. The nationwide curfew has also ended. However, the sale of alcohol will remain prohibited between 9pm to 4am. All businesses, entertainment facilities, and public spaces will be permitted to open, with appropriate measures for social distancing. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Guatemala to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver.
    Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Fines range from £700 to £15,000.
    While the Guatemalan government’s mandatory curfew ended on 30 September, the system of health alerts remains in effect, with regulations on social distancing to be maintained within businesses and other public facilities based on the health alert level in each location. Each town has been assigned a colour. The colour responds to the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases.
    For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website.
    The list of threat rankings for each department and municipality is available on the Guatemalan government’s website.
    The activities that will be permitted at each threat level are summarised on the Guatemalan government website.
    You should familiarise yourself with the threat level in the area you live in and to keep up to date with any changes.
    When travelling in the country, follow the advice of the local authorities (PROATUR) and monitor local media.
    If you are trying to find a hotel in Guatemala, please call in advance to confirm that they are taking reservations and to be informed of any measures or requirements they may have.

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    08.10.2020
  • Guatemala Latest News: Country’s land, sea, air borders to reopen 18 September (AP, 10.09.2020). Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Guatemala International Airport re-opened on 18 September. You must keep to the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport. 24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register via the Guatemalan Health Pass form. Once you have submitted your details, you must print the form and bring it with you. All persons aged 10 or over arriving by air or land in Guatemala must present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result, conducted within 72 hours of arrival. Foreign nationals, who are not legally resident in Guatemala, will not be permitted into Guatemala should they fail to provide a test. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala for information on immigration requirements.

    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Quarantine requirements: If you are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test (dated no more than 72 hours before arrival), you will need to enter a period of quarantine for a period of 14 days.

    *Data collection: Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. If you do not have the negative COVID-19 test with you, local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival.

    *Testing on departure: There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *Mexico-Guatemala border: There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities ended the State of Public Calamity on 30 September 2020. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country:
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website . The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country click here .
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

    Read more
    01.10.2020
  • Guatemala Latest News: Country’s land, sea, air borders to reopen 18 September (AP, 10.09.2020). Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Guatemala International Airport will re-open on 18 September. You must keep to the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport. 24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register via the Guatemalan Health Pass website. Once you have submitted your details, you must print the form and bring it with you. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala, together with a printed copy of the form. Foreign nationals, who are not legally resident in Guatemala, will not be permitted into Guatemala should they fail to provide a test. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala for information on immigration requirements.

    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Quarantine requirements: If you are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test (dated no more than 72 hours before arrival), you will need to enter a period of quarantine for a period of 14 days.

    *Data collection: Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. If you do not have the negative COVID-19 test with you, local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival.

    *Testing on departure: There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *Mexico-Guatemala border: There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities have extended the State of Public Calamity until 30 September 2020. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website . The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country click here .
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

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    29.09.2020
  • Guatemala Latest News: Country’s land, sea, air borders to reopen 18 September (AP, 10.09.2020). Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    GGuatemala International Airport will re-open on 18 September. You must keep to the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport. 24 hours before your arrival, you are required to register via the Guatemalan Health Pass website. Once you have submitted your details, you must print the form and bring it with you. Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Guatemala, together with a printed copy of the form. Foreign nationals, who are not legally resident in Guatemala, will not be permitted into Guatemala should they fail to provide a test. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala for information on immigration requirements.

    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Quarantine requirements: If you are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test (dated no more than 72 hours before arrival), you will need to enter a period of quarantine for a period of 14 days.

    *Data collection: Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. If you do not have the negative COVID-19 test with you, local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival.

    *Testing on departure: There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *Mexico-Guatemala border: There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities have extended the State of Public Calamity until 30 September 2020. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website . The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country click here .
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

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    18.09.2020
  • Guatemala Latest News: Country’s land, sea, air borders to reopen 18 September (AP, 10.09.2020). Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Guatemala International Airport will re-open on 18 September. You must keep to the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport.
    Upon arrival, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 test dated no more than 72hrs before your date of arrival in. If you do not provide this test, you will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.
    You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing.
    Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca, from Mexico. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, we recommend you travel by air.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities have extended the State of Public Calamity until 30 September 2020. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website . The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country click here .
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

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    16.09.2020
  • Guatemala Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport expected to reopen to commercial flights on 18 September. (Reuters , 01.09.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.
    You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing.
    Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca, from Mexico. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, we recommend you travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Local authorities have extended the State of Public Calamity until 30 September 2020. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website . The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country click here .
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

    Read more
    04.09.2020
  • Guatemala Commercial flights at La Aurora international Airport are expected to resume within the first two weeks of September, which would prompt the reopening of borders. (El Economista, 13.08.2020). Guatemalan authorities renew COVID-19 restrictions including nationwide nightly 21:00-04:00 curfew until August 23. (Garda World, 13.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.
    You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing.
    Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca, from Mexico. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, we recommend you travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    State of public calamity extended to 5th September. Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website [https://covid19.gob.gt/]. The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country: [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN].
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

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    13.08.2020
  • Guatemala Government eases COVID-19-related restrictions; curfew remains in place; borders still closed (Reuters, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.
    You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing.
    Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca, from Mexico. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, we recommend you travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a colour this will be in place until 23 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website [https://covid19.gob.gt/]. The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned; people over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. For more information in travelling the country: [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN].
    Some hotels are not open given the current situation. Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 7pm and 5am as well as consumption in public places.

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    12.08.2020
  • Guatemala Government eases COVID-19-related restrictions; curfew remains in place; borders still closed (Reuters, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala [https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/guatemala/index.php/embajada/ubicacion] for information on immigration requirements. Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, it is recommended to travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has reopened in Guatemala, however, there are a number of restrictions on capacity and access can still be very limited. If you wish to move to or from the airport you should hire a private taxi or driver. You should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes. If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Curfew hours have been reduced, starting at 9pm and ending at 4am. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions have been amended according each town. Each town has been assigned a color for the nexttwo weeks (from 27 July to 10 August). The colour responds to the number of positive Covid cases reported, with red being the highest number of cases, amber being a high number of cases, yellow being a moderate number of cases and green being a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in the town where you are, check the Government of Guatemala website [https://covid19.gob.gt/]. The following restrictions continue: most sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited; religious gatherings are now limited depending on the color each town has been assigned. People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. Some hotels are not open given the current situation.
    Some restaurants are providing table service based on the color the town where the restaurant is located has been assigned. Delivery option is recommended by the government. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 4am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited.
    Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 6pm to 5am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. If you are found outside during curfew hours, you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment. You should remain indoors while the curfew is in effect, unless you have special permission from the Ministry of Economy to operate during the curfew. During non-curfew hours, social distancing must be maintained and masks must be worn.

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    29.07.2020
  • Guatemala *****

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala [https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/guatemala/index.php/embajada/ubicacion] for information on immigration requirements. Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, it is recommended to travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is no public transport available in Guatemala. If you wish to move to or from the airport you will need to hire a private taxi or driver. On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres. Use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes. If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Restrictions on movement remain in place. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. Public transport is suspended. All sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited. Religious gatherings are suspended. All malls, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close. People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. Shops selling food, markets and supermarkets can open from 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
    When travelling in the country, follow the advice of the local authorities (PROATUR) [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN] and monitor local media. Some hotels are not open given the current situation.
    There is a curfew from 6pm to 5am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. There will be full lockdowns from 2pm on Saturday 18 July until 5am on Monday 20 July and from 2pm on Saturday 25 July until 5am on Monday 27 July. During the rest of the week, curfew will continue to operate from 6pm until 5am. If you are found outside during curfew hours you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    The additional measures will apply to the departments of Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Suchitepequez, Quetzaltenango, Izabal, El Progreso, Zacapa and Santa Rosa which are in force as from 13 July 2020 until further notice. These new measures are:
    Temporary vehicle restrictions: Vehicles classified as for private use (type “P” plates), can only be driven according to the following schedule:
    Vehicles with a third number that ends in zero (“0”), two (“2”), four (“4”), six (“6”) , eight (“8”) can be driven on Tuesday 13 July, Thursday 16July, Saturday 18July, Monday 20 July, Wednesday 22 July and Friday 24 July.
    Vehicles with a third number that ends in one (1), three (3), five (5), seven (7), nine (9) can be driven on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Friday 17 July, Tuesday 21 July, Thursday 23 July and Saturday 25 July.
    This restriction is applicable to vehicles according to the legal definition established in the current Traffic Regulations and does not apply to motorcycles or motorbikes.
    On Sunday 19 July and Sunday 26 July, 2020, vehicles with circulation plates (“P”) will not be permitted to circulate.

    *****Relaxations to restrictions:
    Guatemala began reopening its economy on Monday 27 July easing restrictions. Although the country’s borders remain closed, various industries can resume operations, public transportation will gradually begin running and shopping centers and restaurants reopened.

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    28.07.2020
  • Guatemala
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    International restrictions:

    Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. Visit the portal of the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala [https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/guatemala/index.php/embajada/ubicacion] for information on immigration requirements. Many states and local communities are imposing additional measures, including movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca. If you are driving in these states, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads where possible, although you may still encounter disruptions. Where possible, it is recommended to travel by air.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is no public transport available in Guatemala. If you wish to move to or from the airport you will need to hire a private taxi or driver. On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres. Use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes. If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Restrictions on movement remain in place. The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. Public transport is suspended. All sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited. Religious gatherings are suspended. All malls, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close. People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. Shops selling food, markets and supermarkets can open from 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
    When travelling in the country, follow the advice of the local authorities (PROATUR) [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN] and monitor local media. Some hotels are not open given the current situation.
    There is a curfew from 6pm to 5am. You must remain in your home or place of residence during curfew hours. There will be full lockdowns from 2pm on Saturday 18 July until 5am on Monday 20 July and from 2pm on Saturday 25 July until 5am on Monday 27 July. During the rest of the week, curfew will continue to operate from 6pm until 5am. If you are found outside during curfew hours you will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment.
    The additional measures will apply to the departments of Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Suchitepequez, Quetzaltenango, Izabal, El Progreso, Zacapa and Santa Rosa which are in force as from 13 July 2020 until further notice. These new measures are:
    Temporary vehicle restrictions: Vehicles classified as for private use (type “P” plates), can only be driven according to the following schedule:
    Vehicles with a third number that ends in zero (“0”), two (“2”), four (“4”), six (“6”) , eight (“8”) can be driven on Tuesday 13 July, Thursday 16July, Saturday 18July, Monday 20 July, Wednesday 22 July and Friday 24 July.
    Vehicles with a third number that ends in one (1), three (3), five (5), seven (7), nine (9) can be driven on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Friday 17 July, Tuesday 21 July, Thursday 23 July and Saturday 25 July.
    This restriction is applicable to vehicles according to the legal definition established in the current Traffic Regulations and does not apply to motorcycles or motorbikes.
    On Sunday 19 July and Sunday 26 July, 2020, vehicles with circulation plates (“P”) will not be permitted to circulate.

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    16.07.2020
  • Guatemala
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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The suspension on inter-departmental travel has been lifted, but the government of Guatemala urges individuals to avoid travel between the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepequez, Suchitepequez, Izabal, El Progreso, Zacapa, Santa Rosa and Quetzaltenango. The curfew from 6pm to 5am remains with extra hours on certain weekends in July. People must remain in their homes or place of residence during curfew hours. People found outside during curfew hours will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment. Public transportation within Guatemala is suspended. If you wish to move to or from the airport you will need to hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres, use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes, If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open from 6:00am to 4:00pm. Shopping complexes remain closed. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. All beaches, lakes, rivers, and tourist sites are closed, public religious gatherings and celebrations are prohibited, visits to individuals in hopsitals or prisons are prohibited, and academic activities at all levels are suspended. In addition to the above restrictions, muncipalities may adopt restrictive measures on travel and outdoor activities. When travelling in the country, follow the advice of the local authorities (PROATUR) and monitor local media [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN].

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    15.07.2020
  • Guatemala Night-time curfew extended in four departments; interdepartmental travel restricted (Telesur English, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land, air and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing. You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities. If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 15 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. Upon arrival in Guatemala, you will be ask to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine and any other details you should provide upon arrival. There is currently no testing upon departure in Guatemala. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Guatemala to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There is no public transport available in Guatemala. If you wish to move to or from the airport you will need to hire a private taxi or driver. Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should: comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres, use a face mask in all public spaces, including on the street. People that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes, If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges.
    Restrictions on movement remain in place. On 10 May, the President announced that people would continue to be unable to travel between departments and that, from 11 May 2020, this measure would be extended to include the whole country until further notice. The existing curfew and other restrictions remain in place.
    The President asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary and to continue to abide by measures to prevent the spread of infections. People have been discouraged from travelling to the Municipalities of Chinautla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Zone 18 in Guatemala City. All previously announced restrictions will continue, as well as the following: markets that do not comply with hygiene and virus prevention measures will be closed down, shopping malls that do not remain closed will be prosecuted, health centres that do not report Coronavirus cases will be prosecuted, people caught spreading rumors or fake news linked to Covid-19 will be prosecuted,.The following restrictions continue: public transport is suspended, all sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited, religious gatherings are suspended, all malls, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close, People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country. Except for the transportation of food, water, medicine and gas distribution sectors, nothing else may be transported. Also exempt are essential services, internet maintenance services and for people with specialised treatments such as hemodialysis. Home delivery services for pharmacies are also exempt. Shops selling food, markets and supermarkets can open from 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday. When travelling in the country, follow the advice of the local authorities (PROATUR) and monitor local media [http://proatur.visitguatemala.com/en/safety-tips.php?lang=EN]. Some hotels are not open given the current situation.
    Restaurants are only allowed to serve food using delivery services or drive through options. The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 3pm and 5am as is consumption in public places. Core businesses, such as banks, petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. However, commercial establishments that are allowed to operate will be closed from 9pm to 5am. Shopping complexes (strip malls, not big shopping malls) can open, if they are compliant with health and safety protocols. The President encouraged people to continue to work from home. Visits to prisons, juvenile centres and elderly care homes are prohibited.
    Travel restrictions applicable to the whole country: There is a curfew from 6pm to 5am. People must remain in their homes or place of residence during curfew hours. People found outside during curfew hours will be subject to fines and could face imprisonment. In addition, weekend curfews will continue during July.

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    13.07.2020
  • Guatemala Night-time curfew extended in four departments; interdepartmental travel restricted (Telesur English, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of all international and domestic flights until further notice with the exception of humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights that have been authorised by the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Land and maritime borders are closed. Only Guatemalan nationals, resident foreigners and diplomats are allowed to enter Guatemala. They will be subject to a 15-day quarantine on arrival. Foreigners can continue to leave Guatemala. Some have been able to leave Guatemala via the Mexican El Carmen border crossing.
    There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border. There have been reports of foreign nationals being held up in the neutral zone between both countries, after leaving Guatemala by land. Once foreign nationals leave Guatemala, they are not allowed re-entry. Although Mexico’s border remains open, local communities at the border with Guatemala have been blocking foreigners from entering the country and passing through their towns.
    On 12 April, Guatemalan authorities extended the prohibition of landings and departures of international and local flights, both commercial and private, until further notice, with the exception of rescue-humanitarian, official, military and ambulance flights, that have been authorised by the Presidency of the Republic through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei announced travel restrictions that are in effect from 5:00 a.m. on Monday 29 June to 5:00 a.m. on Monday,13 July for the departments of Guatemala, Escuintla, Sacatepequez, and Quetzaltenango. Restrictions on Vehicular Mobility: All personal vehicles with license plates that end in an odd number (for example P001AAA) can circulate Monday, June 29; Wednesday, July 1; Friday, July 3; Tuesday, July 7; Thursday, July 9; and Saturday, July 11. All personal vehicles with license plates that end in an even number (for example P002AAA) can circulate on Tuesday, June 30; Thursday, July 2; Saturday, July 4; Monday, July 6; Wednesday, July 8; and Friday, July 10. Motorcycles, pedestrians, and other modes of non-vehicular transportation are exempt from these restrictions. All private vehicular mobility will be restricted on Sunday 5 July and Sunday 12 July. In short, for the next two weeks: personal vehicles with a plate ending in an odd number can drive on odd numbered dates, and personal vehicles with a plate ending in an even number can drive on even numbered dates, except for Sundays which are a complete lockdown. Curfew Hours: Guatemala’s NATIONAL mandatory curfew will remain in place from 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 29 June to 5:00 a.m. on Monday 13 July. The curfew runs from 6:00 p.m. each evening through 5:00 a.m. the following day. In addition, a 24-hour curfew has been instituted for Sunday, July 5, and Sunday, July 12. All persons are required to stay in their residences from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6; and from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13. Every individual in Guatemala is required to remain inside their domicile during curfew hours (with exceptions for health and security, restaurant delivery services, certain media and legal personnel in pursuit of their duties, and patients receiving urgent treatment for chronic conditions). All travel to and from the departments of Guatemala, Escuintla, Sacatepequez, and Quetzaltenango is prohibited.  

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    01.07.2020
  • Guatemala Airports in Guatemala are closed until 15 August 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights.

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    International restrictions:

    All arrival flights are suspended until further notice. Border closure (air, sea, land) for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required. Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
     A “state of calamity” is in place until 5 June. National daily curfew in place from 17.00 to 05.00. Social distancing and use of facemasks in public is mandatory. Masks must be worn in public. Transportation between departments is prohibited; essential travel is allowed. The following restrictions continue: public transport is suspended, all sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited, religious gatherings are suspended, all malls, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close.
    People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    From 18 May shops selling food, markets and supermarkets can open from 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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    19.06.2020
  • Guatemala Airports in Guatemala are closed.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All arrival flights are suspended until further notice. Border closure (air, sea, land) for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required. Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
     A “state of calamity” is in place until 5 June. National daily curfew in place from 17.00 to 05.00. Social distancing and use of facemasks in public is mandatory. Masks must be worn in public. Transportation between departments is prohibited; essential travel is allowed. The following restrictions continue: public transport is suspended, all sporting, cultural and social events are prohibited, religious gatherings are suspended, all malls, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close.
    People over 60 years old, pregnant women and children, as well as people with health risks are not allowed to move around the country.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    From 18 May shops selling food, markets and supermarkets can open from 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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    16.06.2020
  • Guatemala Airports in Guatemala are closed.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    All arrival flights are suspended until further notice. Border closure (air, sea, land) for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required. Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal Restrictions:
     A “state of calamity” is in place until 5 June. National daily curfew in place from 17.00 to 05.00. Social distancing and use of facemasks in public is mandatory. Until further notice. Masks must be worn in public. Transportation between departments is prohibited; essential travel is allowed. Public Transportation is suspended. A lockdown will be in effect 17.00 on 29 May until 17.00 on 1 June Until 01/06/2020.

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    01.06.2020
  • Guatemala Airports in Guatemala are closed. – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    All arrival flights are suspended until further notice. Border closure (air, sea, land) for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required. Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. Internal Restrictions: A “state of calamity” is in place until 5 June. National daily curfew in place from 17.00 to 05.00. Social distancing and use of facemasks in public is mandatory. Until further notice. Masks must be worn in public. Transportation between departments is prohibited; essential travel is allowed. Public Transportation is suspended. A lockdown will be in effect 17.00 on 29 May until 17.00 on 1 June Until 01/06/2020.

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    27.05.2020
  • Guatemala Border closure for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required. Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic. Guatemalan nationals, residents and diplomats will still be permitted to enter the country via land crossings, but will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine. Airports in Guatemala are closed. – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights Internal Restrictions: A nationwide curfew is in effect from 18.00 to 04.00 until further notice. From 04.00 to 18.00, residents may leave their homes for essential purposes, such as the procurement of food or medicine. Residents are required to adhere to a social distancing measure of 1.5 metres and the use of masks in public spaces is mandatory. Transport between departments is prohibited; essential travel between all other departments is allowed. Public transportation has been suspended. All shops aside from those selling essential goods are to remain closed. The sale of alcohol is allowed from 04.00 to 15.00 but drinking in public places is prohibited. Masks must be worn in public.

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    12.05.2020
  • Guatemala Border closure for all foreign travellers until further notice. Guatemalan nationals and residents and accredited diplomats will be permitted entry via land crossing only; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine.
    Citizens will be interviewed, evaluated, and transferred to isolation, if required.
    Guatemalan citizens arriving from Europe will be quarantined for seven days at Villa Nueva hospital in the capital if presenting symptoms, or required to self-quarantine for the same period of time if asymptomatic.
    Guatemalan nationals, residents and diplomats will still be permitted to enter the country via land crossings, but will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine.

    Airports in Guatemala are closed.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, military or ambulance flights

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide curfew is in effect from 18.00 to 04.00 until at least 11 May. From 04.00 to 18.00, residents may leave their homes for essential purposes, such as the procurement of food or medicine. Residents are required to adhere to a social distancing measure of 1.5 metres and the use of masks in public spaces is mandatory.
    Transport between Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, El Progreso, and Zacapa departments is prohibited; essential travel between all other departments is allowed.
    Public transportation has been suspended.
    All shops aside from those selling essential goods are to remain closed.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Health/
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