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Guatemala Health Pass

As of May 4 2022, the Health Pass is no longer needed as long as negative COVID test is presented that was taken 72 hours prior or arrival, or a vaccination card.

Guatemala welcomes travelers from other countries. Simply put, Guatemala is open to visitors and international flights into La Aurora International Airport. However, travelers must validate the updated criteria for entry into Guatemala, which comprises an application known as the Health Pass.

Health Pass Application

The Health Pass is a compulsory online form for whosoever keen on visiting Guatemala and is of 10 years more in age. Travelers need to get the Health Pass prior to their departure to Guatemala.

The respective airlines will validate their Health Pass before they board the flight.

Health Pass Requirements

Travelers need to fill the application with the details asked for, along with the places visited in the last 14 days and present health status. The other requirements are:

  • The traveler's passport
  • A valid email address
  • A valid credit/debit card or a PayPal account
  • The traveler's negative COVID-19 test report, not older than 72 hours before arrival

For more than one traveler, names can be appended to the application.

Key Information for Travelers to Guatemala

Travelers to Guatemala must know the following:

They must get a viral test done at least 1 to 3 days before their trip. They are not supposed to travel in the state of waiting for the test results, or if they test positive, or are unwell. They must adhere to the entry criteria and not conceal any required or requested health-related information.

Travelers must wear a mask and keep at least 6 feet distance from non-travelers accompanying the passenger, wash their hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer and be observant for any signs of sickness.

The viral test must be repeated by travelers before their return travel as well.

Once travelers reach their return destination, they must get tested 3-5 days after travel and remain indoors for 7 days following their travel.

  • Even if they don't get tested, it is advisable to stay indoors for 10 days.
  • If they had a known exposure to COVID-19 en route, they must postpone their travel, quarantine themselves, get tested and observe their health.

Travel and COVID-19

Travelers must take the following steps before, in the course of, and after travel to keep themselves and others protected from COVID-19.

Besides awaiting test results, having tested positive, or in case of sickness, it is also smart to postpone travel if you have been near a COVID-19 patient in the last 14 days.

Before Traveling

Travelers should avoid all travel to Guatemala. If you must travel, talk to your doctor ahead of travel, especially if you are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip, keep a copy of your results with you during your travel.

Avoid travel if the result is COVID-19 positive. Immediate isolation is advised.

In the case of flight travelers, the airlines' health information requirements must be fulfilled. Requirements or restrictions at the destination may include testing, quarantine, and provision of contact details. On testing positive on arrival, travelers may be sent into isolation. Their return may be restricted.

Travelers must have international medical insurance just in case they fall sick in Guatemala and need medical care.

En Route

Travelers must take the following steps for protection from COVID-19:

  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet/2 meters from anyone who is not traveling with you
  • Always wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitizer
  • Avoid contact with a sick person
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Do not travel if you are sick

Get a viral test done 1-3 days before your return travel.

After Travel

Travelers can be exposed to COVID-19 during their travels and be asymptomatic. However, they can spread the virus.

The following steps are wise to follow for the safety of others for 14 days after travel:

  1. Have a test done 3-5 days following their trip
  2. Remain indoors for 7 days after travel
    • In the case of a negative test result, remain indoors for 7 days
    • In the case of a positive test result, isolation must be strictly followed
  3. If yet to test, it is best to remain indoors for 10 days after travel
  4. Stay away from people who have a high risk for acute sickness for 14 days, irrespective of tested or not.
  5. Never fail to adhere to travel-related state and local recommendations or requirements

Precautions to prevent others from getting sick:

Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet/2 meters (approximately 2 arm lengths) from individuals who have not been your fellow travelers, especially in inhabited areas. This practice must be followed indoors and outdoors. Always ensure that your nose and mouth are masked especially in communal areas, as well as onboard public transportation.

Instruct family members who did not travel with you to wear masks in common areas within your home. Wash your hands frequently or ensure generous use of hand sanitizer. Listen to your health: Be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19.

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