International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Guatemala From United States is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival are allowed to enter Guatemala. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Guatemalan citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Diplomats with accreditation.
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Guatemala DGAC
Start Date
9/18/2020
Changed
7/28/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a vaccination certificate. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, showing they received 2 doses (or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine), and if the last dose was administrated at least 2 weeks before arrival.

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Guatemalan Government
Start Date
6/8/2021
Changed
7/28/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers aged 2 years and older must wear masks in public places.

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Guatemala DGAC
Start Date
4/8/2020
Changed
7/28/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Guatemala.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
140.93
Increased by-4.27
at 8/2/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
21.50%
Increased by-2.70%
at 8/1/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
10.44%
Increased by2.49%
at 8/1/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,870,179
Increased by446,577
at 8/1/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.09
Increased by-0.01
at 8/1/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

More restrictive or relaxed measures may be in place depending on the region visited. Most public spaces, such as beaches, must close by 9 pm. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip. The COVID-19 response in Guatemala can be found in Spanish at https://covid19.gob.gt/
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transport is operating but there are restrictions on capacity. It is recommended to hire a private taxi or transfer to travel to and from airports.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open until 9 pm, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The sale of alcohol is not permitted between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open until 9 pm, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The sale of alcohol is not permitted between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open until 9 pm, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The sale of alcohol is not permitted between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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