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Worldwide vacationers to Guatemala will quickly should present proof of vaccination to enter the nation. This new journey requirement, scheduled to take impact on Monday January 10, 2022, is on high of the testing necessities for entry.
From Monday, listed here are the journey entry necessities for all international arrivals to Guatemala:
- All vacationers aged 12 and over should present proof of absolutely vaccination for entry. This implies two doses of a two-dose required vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and many others) or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The final required dose will need to have been administered not less than two weeks previous to journey to Guatemala.
- All vacationers aged 10 and over should present proof of a adverse Covid take a look at consequence (PCR and antigen are at the moment accepted) from a licensed lab taken no later than 3 days previous to examine in on the airport or upon arrival on the land border to cross over to Guatemala.
Exceptions Apply For Proof Of Vaccination – Data For Vacationers
These new entry necessities don’t apply to Guatemalan residents or residents.
The entry guidance states that in case you have a medical contraindication which restricts you from being administered the Covid-19 vaccine, then vacationers ought to deliver the official medical certificates proving that situation to indicate on the border.
What If I’m Touring Overland From Mexico?
The northern border is a well-liked passage for these coming to/from Chiapas state in southern Mexico, which remains to be at the moment one of many solely international locations left with none journey entry necessities resembling testing or proof of vaccination.
In response to the up to date steering on the U.S. Embassy web page, all worldwide arrivals must present proof of vaccination and a adverse take a look at on the airport and the land border crossing.
Guatemalan residents, residents and diplomats for Guatemala can current both a adverse Covid take a look at or proof of full vaccination to be allowed entry.
Covid Scenario In Guatemala
As with quite a few international locations throughout the globe, circumstances of the virus have been rising in latest weeks all through Guatemala. In response to the information offered by Reuters, the nation is at the moment at 29% of its peak in case counts, with over 1,150 new infections reported day by day on common.
Over the previous yr, Guatemala has been open to worldwide vacationers with out strict entry necessities. Whereas the Central American nation grew to become the first country in Latin America to acknowledge vaccinated vacationers in early 2021, unvaccinated vacationers have been allowed to journey to Guatemala in the event that they confirmed a adverse Covid take a look at consequence.
Issues To Do In Guatemala
From volcano hikes, to peaceable lake views and lazy seashore cities, Guatemala has a bit of little bit of every part.
The city of Antigua is arguably one of the vital wanted locations in Guatemala. Fashionable with backpackers, trekkers and journey seekers, this walkable colonial city is surrounded by volcanoes able to be hiked, to not point out the serene Lake Atitlan.
Volcan Pacaya is a close-by lively volcano which is a straightforward/reasonable hike. For a extra intense expertise. Volcan Acatenango is a extra strenuous (however rewarding) trek that you are able to do as an in a single day journey and keep one evening on the mountain.
Only a 30-minute drive from Antigua is the capital, Guatemala Metropolis, the place vacationers can loosen up for just a few days and recharge your batteries. Vacationers can discover the cathedrals and markets within the heart of city. Museo Popol Vuh, a well-curated museum crammed with historic and cultural artifacts is certainly value a go to.
In case you’re searching for some seashore time, head to the Pacific coast to Puerto San Jose or Iztapa for distinctive black sand seashores and whale-watching alternatives. Head to the Caribbean coast to laid-back Livingston for tropical vibes the place you’ll be able to loosen up in a bungalow by the seashore for just a few days.
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