Current travel advisories for Guatemala

Last Update: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Guatemala.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.7 / 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: 2.5 / 5

Guatemala shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Honduras (2.7), Mexico (2.6), El Salvador with (2.6) and Belize with (2.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/guatemala

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to violent crime and civil unrest.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Guatemala to exercise a high degree caution, due to high levels of violent crime, roadblocks, strikes and demonstrations that occur throughout the country.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.