Guatemala: Customs Controls on Private Flights

On December 8 inspections and customs controls began on people and goods arriving aboard international private flights at La Aurora International Airport.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Preparations for the protocol establishing customs controls by the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) started in August, following an agreement signed between the SAT and and the ministries of Communications, Agriculture and Interior. that reports "... passengers and luggage must pass through the area designated for inspections at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC).This public institution reported that from January to August 2015 there have been a total of 28,911 international flights. "

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