Guatemala international travel guide

Landscape view of Guatemala

Guatemala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή

Guatemala is part of North America with main city at Guatemala City. It's usually 🌀️ 22.27 °C in Guatemala with a rainfall of 🌧 124.45 mm. Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 16M people. The main currency is Quetzal. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Guatemala. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~22.27 Β°C Β  🌧 ~124.45 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 16M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

There are national curfews in Guatemala on Monday to Saturday from 6pm until 5am and all day on Sunday. Other movement restrictions are in place. 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 you: Do not travel to Guatemala.

issued date: June 30, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

Guatemala uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


πŸ’± Currencies Used

Guatemala uses the Guatemalan quetzal (symbol: Q), code GTQ.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 quetzals and 50 centavos. Quetzal is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1 quetzal and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Guatemala. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Guatemala is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 140.54 GTQ, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Movistar or Tigo. Guatemala uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Guatemala upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Guatemala, dial +, then 502 (the country code for Guatemala), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Guatemala, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


πŸ†˜ Emergency







Fire department


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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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