Documents: For the tourist entrance in Guatemala is required to possess a valid passport. Even children and minors need their own passport.
Visa: not necessary for tourist stays in Guatemala of less than three months.
For the documents needed to travel to Guatemala we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
GUATEMALA HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare: Hospitals and public health care are very poor. Private clinics are of a better standard. As in all trips abroad, even for a trip to Guatemala, before traveling, we recommend that you take out health insurance that covers all medical expenses. This type of health insurance is even more necessary in countries where public health care is of a low standard. In addition, these travel insurance costs only a few tens of euros and make the trip much more peaceful in all respects in case of problems.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for those traveling to the northern part of the country.
GUATEMALA MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: The international dialing code for Guatemala is 00502.
Cell Phones: Guatemala uses GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA + systems.
Mobile operators: Tigo, Movistar, Digicel, Claro, Infonet.
Internet: The internet in Guatemala is quite widespread and ensures a good communication system.
GUATEMALA POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: Guatemala’s electric current is 120 Volts 60 Hz.
Electrical outlets: The power plugs and sockets used in Guatemala are type A and B. These power plugs and sockets are like those used in the United States of America. You must bring an Universal Travel Adapter with you.
GUATEMALA CURRENCY AND BANKS
Currency: Quetzal (GTQ), divided into 100 centavos.
Banks: Guatemala’s banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 and on Saturdays from 9.00 to 13.00.
The climate of Guatemala.
ACCOMMODATIONS, APARTMENTS, B&B AND HOTELS
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