Guatemala

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

There's a wordwide outbreak of COVID-19. Take a look at the preventive measures related to COVID-19.

This country has travel restrictions:

  • The Belgian authorities strongly advise against travelling to this country.
    • After completing the identification form, you will receive a message if a COVID-19 test and/or post-return quarantine are compulsory. If you do not receive a message, quarantine and tests are not compulsory.
  • Check the entry conditions imposed by the authorities of this country on travellers from Belgium.

If you have been abroad for more than 48 hours, you must fill in the identification and evaluation form on arrival in Belgium. This is not necessary if you will be staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

In the areas lower than 1500 meters there is low malaria risk (99¨% P. vivax). We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

In the province Esquintla (at the Pacific ocean), there is a moderate malaria risk. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you.

In the areas located above 1500 meters and in the capital there is no malaria risk.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunyazika, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Altitude sickness

You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Yellow fever

Mandatory for some travelers

Yellow fever does not occur here, but the vaccination is compulsory from the age of one year: 

  • If you are departing from another country where yellow fever can occur. 
  • If you have spent more than twelve hours in transit in an airport in a country where yellow fever occurs.  

This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in aInternational Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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