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Guatemala Travel Restrictions

22,46% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 20,85% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Guatemala.

Guatemala entry details and exceptions

Guatemalan citizens and residents and diplomats with accreditation are exempted from this restriction.


Outgoing travel to GuatemalaTravelling from South Africa to Guatemala

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Guatemala.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 10, travelers with a document of medical discharge of a COVID-19 infection which occurred at most 3 months before arrival. At least 10 days should have passed since initial detection, travelers with a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, and Guatemalan citizens may be exempted if they take a test on arrival. They must confirm with their airline before travel are exempted to this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Guatemala.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Guatemala

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Guatemala must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Guatemala are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Guatemala

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Guatemala. Please check the official guidelines from Guatemala for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Guatemala.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Guatemala.

  • Mask usage in Guatemala is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Guatemala are closed. Bars in Guatemala are closed.

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