Through Ministerial Agreement 88/2021, the Guatemalan government established that between April 16 and 30, foreigners who during the previous 14 days have been in Brazil, England, Northern Ireland and South Africa will not be able to enter the country as a measure aiming to contain the advance of the new strains of COVID-19.
As indicated by the Guatemalan Migration Institute, this restriction does not apply to Guatemalans, foreigners with permanent residence in Guatemala, personnel of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country and aircraft crews. Humanitarian flights and personnel are also exempt.
But in these cases, they must comply with 10 days of mandatory quarantine at the place of residence or in a hotel with costs on their own. Currently, to enter Guatemala by air, Guatemalans and non-resident foreigners must present proof of negative antigen test or PCR performed within 72 hours of boarding.
In exceptional situations, boarding is allowed on flights to Guatemala without having the tests, but the airline will report it to the authorities so that upon arrival it will be conducted for testing before being admitted.
Those who have suffered COVID-19 in the previous three months can enter presenting a medical certificate or a certificate from the health clinic where they were treated that documents the date of diagnosis (including a copy of the test that confirmed the diagnosis), and the one of the passenger’s recovery (the last one must be at least 10 days after being diagnosed).
Thus, those who have completed the vaccination may also enter by presenting the official certificate. The last dose must have been administered at least two weeks before traveling.