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Guatemala coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Guatemala. Guatemala is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Guatemala. Guatemala is part of North America with main city at Guatemala City. Its Developing country with a population of 16M people. The main currency is Quetzal. The languages spoken are Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Guatemala

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Guatemala is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is permitted.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered more than 14 days before departure.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided at check-in.
Alternatively, those who have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days prior to travel may provide a medical certificate from the treatment facility showing the diagnosis date and confirmation of recovery.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and travelers may have to self-isolate for 10 days.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. More restrictive or relaxed measures may be in place depending on the region visited. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip which can be found in Spanish at https://covid19.gob.gt/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transport is operating with reduced capacity.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open and the sale of alcohol is not allowed after 11 pm. Opening times and capacity limits may vary due to local guidelines.

Bars

Bars are open and the sale of alcohol is not allowed after 11 pm. Opening times and capacity limits may vary due to local guidelines.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open and the sale of alcohol is not allowed after 7 pm. Opening times and capacity limits may vary due to local guidelines.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Shopping centers are open until 9 pm and markets are open until 7 pm.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Guatemala

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Guatemala

From 30 April, the following measures against COVID-19 take effect:
-Visits to beaches, lakes, rivers, resorts and water parks throughout the country will be permitted. There are restrictions on the maximum capacity. Visitors may not stay past 9pm -Fairs are permitted, however, parties, concerts, and β€œany other activity that generates a congregation of people” in the municipalities with red and orange alerts are -prohibited. For fairs, the 9pm restriction also applies -Shopping centres may remain open for entry until 9pm -Supermarkets and food shops may serve until 9pm, but must limit capacity to 50%. Markets must close by 7pm -Restaurants, bars and nightlife venues must continue to close by 9pm -Concerts and mass events are at the discretion of the local authorities, but they must respect the time limit of 9pm -Churches may have face-to-face activities until 8pm
Restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are in place. If you are in Guatemala you should:
-comply with social distancing of at least 1.5 metres; -the proper use of a mask is mandatory for the entire population at all times and in any place, including on the street, and whilst travelling; -people that have recuperated from COVID-19 and those under quarantine must use masks inside their homes; -wash your hands frequently;
If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined or face criminal charges. Fines range from Β£700 to Β£15,000.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 8pm to 6am, from Monday to Sunday. All businesses, entertainment facilities, and public spaces will be permitted to open, with appropriate measures for social distancing.
Attendance at funerals and burials is limited to a maximum of 10 attendees. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Guatemala to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the curfew has ended, health measures remain in effect, including maintaining social distancing within businesses and other public facilities based on the health alert level in each location. Every town has been assigned a colour, which corresponds to the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported. Red signifies the highest number of cases, amber signifies a high number of cases, yellow signifies a moderate number of cases and green signifies a lower number of cases. For information about the specific restrictions in your location, refer to the Guatemalan government’s website.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Guatemala

Reconsider your need to travel

Emergency declarations are in place in response to COVID-19. Expect movement restrictions (including curfews), strict enforcement of mask wearing, restrictions on social gatherings and other sanitary measures in public spaces during this time. If you don't comply, you could be fined or arrested. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Guatemala due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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