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Guatemala Travel Requirements and Restrictions

Updated at 20 October, 2020

Guatemala has reopened the Guatemala City airport and land borders for tourists since September 18th, 2020. Guatemalans are more than excited to received visitants from all over the world again, and for that they have taken all the Health measurements to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of your trip.

You will find below all the information you need to know about protocols to travel Guatemala by air and land borders, traveling with GuateGo Transportation, hotel and restaurants protocols, and what to expect when traveling to Guatemala.

Guatemala City Airport, COVID-19 Travel Requirements

To travel to Guatemala by the Guatemala City airport – La aurora, it is mandatory to bring your PCR Covid-19 test, without this you cannot enter to the country and probably not allow to board the plane. The covid-19 test has to be with no more than 72 hours from your trip.

The PCR Covid-19 test requested in Guatemala is the one when you get a nasal swab to identified the Coronavirus.

In Addition, you need to fill a “Health Pass” form with your information through an App using this link https://sre.gt/ . This needs to be filled out 24 hours before your arrival and have on mind that you are required to show the document either printed or as a screenshot (QR code) in the phone together with your passport and visa (if applies).

Wearing a mask all the time is mandatory. Preferably, do not wear masks with filters to avoid inconveniences.

Do not forget to respect the signs and social distancing.

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Travel from Guatemala to other countries by air or land borders

Traveling from Guatemala to other countries like Belize or Mexico is really easy with GuateGo. If you are a tourist or national that would like to travel from Guatemala by the land borders or airplane remember to always check the requirements of the country you are visiting.

If you plan to exit Guatemala by the Guatemala cityt airport have on mind that only one person is allowed to accompany to the entrance of the airport. This rule does not apply if you are coming to the Guatemala City airport in a shared shuttle.

Remember that the alcohol gel has to be 12 onz or 355 ml in order to use it in the airplane.

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The mask is mandatory all the time, preferably, do not wear masks with filters to avoid any inconvenience.


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Covid-19 protocols in the Guatemala City airport – La Aurora

The Guatemala City airport has reopened since September 18th, 2020 for all tourist who desired to come to Guatemala. When you land in Guatemala you will find a special team to help monitoring and controlling that everything is okay through heat cameras to control the temperature of all the people who is mobilizing. So if by any chance the workers from the airport get close to you stay calm as they are only checking and verifying your health.

You will also find signs about the prevention measures as washing your hands, seating spaces, how to wear your mask and social distancing. The airline counters are protected with screens and you will find antibacterial in almost 60% of the accessible areas.

Remember to respect all the signs, have at least a social distance of 1.5 m, avoid crowds in the queque and to wear your mask all the time if you are more than 2 years old.

Countries allowed to Enter Guatemala

All nations are allowed to enter Guatemala since September 18 and now has regular immigration Policies

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Travel from México, Belize, Honduras or El Salvador to Guatemala

If you would like to travel from México, Belize, Honduras or El Salvador to Guatemala from the land boards you need to have the PCR covid-19 test. This has to be with no more than 72 hours from your trip. Remember to bring your certified test printed and in a digital way.

The PCR Covid-19 test is when you get a nasal swab to identified the Coronavirus.

In Addition, you need to fill a “Health Pass” form with your information through an App using this link https://sre.gt/ . This needs to be filled out 24 hours before your arrival and have on mind that you be required to show the document either printed or as a screenshot (QR code) in the phone together with your passport and visa (if applies).

Wearing a mask all the time is mandatory, preferably, do not wear masks with filters to avoid inconveniences.

Do not forget to respect all the signals and to keep you social distancing.

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Covid-19 protocols for transportation to get around in Guatemala with GuateGo

All touristic transportation that you find in our website to get around in Guatemala has safety and hygienic protocols to avoid the spread of the virus. The protocols you will find are the following:

Before boarding either a shuttle or private service your temperature will be measured. If it’s up or equals 38C you won´t be able to travel and the appropriate action will be taken. If you need assistance you can contact us.

When you enter to the vehicle you need to clean your shoes at the disinfection carpet, you have to respect the seats where you are allowed to seat and keep your social distancing. You´ll be given antibacterial gel when boarding as well the vehicle. Also, your luggage will be disinfected. Have in mind that you are not allow to eat any type of food or snack during the trip.

Remember to wear your Mask all the time and for prevention the A/C can´t be used. The transportation to get around Guatemala works only with the 50% capacity, which means there is a possibility that some routes needs a minimum of passengers to run the bus.

If your trip has a duration longer than 5 hours and includes any technical stop when you get back to board you will go through the same process as the beginning.

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Coronavirus in Guatemala: Cleaning and disinfection protocols used by the transportation booked with GuateGo

After the closure of the Guatemala City airport in march 2020 due to the coronavirus, the Ministry of Public Health together with the “Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo” (INGUAT) have created and evaluated the best protocols to avoid the spread of the virus when getting around in Guatemala.

All of the transportation you find on our website have enhanced this protocols by cleaning and disinfecting the vehicles either with quaternary ammonium, UV Lights or chlorine before every trip, during technical stops and when the trip is over, according to the situation and when it is necessarily.

As mentioned above, every time you decide to travel to Guatemala with GuateGo, the bus companies that offers the shared shuttle or private shuttle service will disinfect your luggage with no less than a 70% of alcohol products, the driver or guide will spray it in a direct way, before and after getting it down from the vehicle.

If you would like to know more about the cases of coronavirus in Guatemala, you can visit the Ministry of public health in Guatemala

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