Guatemala international travel guide

Landscape view of Guatemala

Guatemala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή

Guatemala is part of Americas with main city at Guatemala City. It's usually 🌀️ 22.06 °C in Guatemala with a rainfall of 🌧 52.74 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 Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~22.06 Β°C Β  🌧 ~52.74 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 16M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

The Guatemalan Government has lifted the state of emergency that was in place in several departments from November 2019 until January 2020. But it can be reinstated at any time. Follow instructions issued by local authorities on any restrictions. Carry personal identification and approach checkpoints cautiously. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.

issued date: February 3, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

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

Money

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.

Calling

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 .

Driving

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.

Last updated: February 12, 2020