Guatemala travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Guatemala with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Guatemala.

Guatemala travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Guatemala with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Guatemala - quick facts
Time difference UK -6 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Guatemalan Quetzal
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Guatemala?

Considering a holiday to the Guatemala? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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Guatemala weather

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Guatemala travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Guatemala from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Guatemala.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Guatemala travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Guatemala with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Guatemala, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Guatemala covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Guatemala with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Guatemala travel features

Do you want to learn more about Guatemala? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Guatemala.

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Guatemala FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Guatemala including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Guatemala due to Covid-19?

Guatemala is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Guatemala.

Check out Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, Guatemala for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Guatemala?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Guatemala. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Guatemala and the UK?

The time difference between Guatemala and the UK is UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Guatemala?

The main language spoken in Guatemala is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Guatemala?

The currency in Guatemala is the Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ).

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Which plugs are used in Guatemala?

Guatemala uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Guatemala?

They drive on the right side of the road in Guatemala.

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