Customs on Guatemala - Honduras Border Closed

The collapse of a bridge has led to the closure of the customs office at Entre Ríos between Izabel in Guatemala and Honduras.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Guatemalan Tax Revenue Authority (SAT) announced the indefinite closure yesterday. The customs authorities at El Florido in Camotán and at Agua Caliente in Esquipulas have been informed.

"Damage to the bridge located at kilometer 301 on the Interamerican Highway was reported on Friday and by Sunday the entire structure had fallen into the river," reports

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Blockades Affect Guatemala - El Salvador Customs Offices

August 2016

The passage of freight transport is being blocked by demonstrations held by Guatemalan teachers which have forced the closure of the customs offices of Pedro de Alvarado, San Cristobal and La Ermita.

The private sector grouped under the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations (Cacif) has called for an end to the blockades that are already affecting Puerto Quetzal and the route to the border at Pedro de Alvarado, in Jutiapa, towards El Salvador.

Salvadoran Customs Restarts Operations Gradually

November 2011

After reaching a partial agreement with tax authorities, customs officials have allowed perishable cargo to enter the country.

For the moment all other cargo is being detained at the border.

In the next few hours negotiations will be held is to discuss labor agreements that will allow the full recovery of customs activities.

Salvadoran Borders Still Closed

November 2011

For the second day various borders remain closed to cargo coming into the country.

Finance Ministry officials are on strike in protest against the headquarters of the entity, demanding compliance with employment benefits.

Immigration authorities said the strike does is not affecting people entering or leaving the country.

Border Crossings Between El Salvador and Guatemala Remain Closed

September 2010

Two border crossings located in the state of Ahuachapán in El Salvador are closed due to infrastructure damaged by excessive rainfall.

The civil protection authority officially reported today that the border control offices of La Hachadura and Las Chinamas were closed for transit.

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