Current travel advisories for Guatemala

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Last Update: Monday, 27. May 2024 at 08:00

Please reconsider your need to travel to Guatemala.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 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 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Guatemala shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mexico (3.6), Honduras (3.4), El Salvador with (3.3) and Belize with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: 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 (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: 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 (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: San Marcos Department (except the city of San Marcos) due to crime. Huehuetenango Department (except the city of Huehuetenango) due to crime. Zone 18 and the city of Villa Nueva in Guatemala City due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime such as extortion, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, narcotics trafficking and gang activity are common in Guatemala. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to criminal incidents resulting in a low arrest and conviction rate. Guatemala’s National Tourist Assistance Program (PROATUR) provides 24-hour emergency assistance and routine guidance to tourists. PROATUR also provide additional security in locations frequented by tourists. The call center is staffed with Spanish and English speakers and can be reached 24/7 by calling 1500 or +502-2290-2800. U.S. government personnel and family members are prohibited from traveling to/throughout the above-mentioned areas for personal travel but are permitted to travel throughout the rest of Guatemala, including tourist destinations such as Tikal, Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Pacific coast areas in the Santa Rosa and Escuintla Departments. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guatemala.

Danger level: 4

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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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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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Guatemala. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Guatemala?

We currently know of 5 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 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mexico (3.6), Honduras (3.4), El Salvador with (3.3) and Belize with (3.0 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!