Current travel advisories for Guatemala

Last Update: Friday, 07. August 2020 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Guatemala.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 5

Guatemala is a country in North America (Central America) with around 13 million citizens and a land mass of 108,890 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Guatemala shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mexico (4.0), Honduras (3.8), Belize with (3.7) and El Salvador with (3.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 54,339 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,119 reported deaths associated with the disease in Guatemala.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/GT

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Kriminalitet är vanligt. Det kan vara farligt att röra sig när det är mörkt.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/guatemala

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/guatemala/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
COVID-19 restrictions in Guatemala are slowly easing, depending on local conditions. However, a national curfew is still in place and measures can change quickly. If you're leaving Guatemala, you must show a letter of safe passage (salvoconducto) from the Guatemalan Government to travel to your departure location, such as the airport. The letter will take at least 72 hours to be issued and lengthier delays are possible. Apply as early as possible. The Australian Embassy in Mexico can help you get it. You could be fined if you don't respect local laws, including quarantine and movement restrictions. If you wish to leave Guatemala, follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for regular updates on any departure options such as unscheduled flights. The land border between Guatemala and Mexico has become more dangerous. It's not safe to cross by land. We advise: Do not travel to Guatemala.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/guatemala-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Guatemala due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime.   Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guatemala due to COVID-19.       Travelers to Guatemala may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Guatemala due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Guatemala. Reconsider travel to: Guatemala department due to crime. Escuintla department due to crime. Chiquimula department due to crime. Quetzaltenango department due to crime. Izabal department due to crime. Petén department due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.  Read  the country information page.

Danger level: 5

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 13 million
Covering landmass
108,890 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Quetzal (GTQ)
ISO 2-Letter Code
GT
Phone prefix
+502
Top Level Domain
.gt
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
850/1900

Airports in Guatemala (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Guatemala.

Is Guatemala safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Guatemala. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Guatemala?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Guatemala.

What countries does Guatemala share land borders with?

Guatemala shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mexico (4.0), Honduras (3.8), Belize with (3.7) and El Salvador with (3.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!