Starting from Wednesday 23rd December, Guatemala will restrict the entry of foreign passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa after the appearance of a new strain/variant of coronavirus in those countries.

The restrictions will apply to those non-Guatemalan passengers who travelled to these countries in the last 14 days or more. They will not apply to: Guatemalans, foreigners with permanent residence in Guatemala, Diplomatic Corps personnel and air crews, as well as any entry of a humanitarian nature duly declared by the competent authority.

Those who have travelled within the last 14 days may enter Guatemala but will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine.

The restriction will apply to land, air and sea borders and will be in force until new provisions from the Guatemalan authorities take place.

Guatemala thus joins several countries in Europe and Latin America that already suspended or limited the entry of persons and/or flights from the United Kingdom, after the British government imposed new restrictions in England that include a new alert level: Level 4.

Countries that have already imposed UK entry and/or flight restrictions include the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Italian Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, Ireland, Austria, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Portugal, the Republic of Argentina, the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Colombia, the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman, Canada, the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of Estonia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the State of Israel, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Peru, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Republic of Turkey, the Kingdom of Spain and Greece.

UK authorities recommend that you must not travel abroad if you live in a Level 4 alert region unless it is an emergency.

Flight restrictions and measures are constantly being updated so we recommend contacting your airline before you travel.