Guatemala Reopens Borders

After six months of closing the borders to commercial flights, air transport has been reactivated from September 18 with the arrival of four aircraft from the United States.

Friday, September 18, 2020

At the beginning of September, the Presidential Commission for Emergency Attention Covid-19 (COPRECOVID) had anticipated that the reactivation of operations at La Aurora and Mundo Maya International Airports would be carried out under the health protocols endorsed by health authorities and recommendations from International Civil Aviation.

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According to the protocols disclosed by the Ministry of Health, for a Guatemalan or foreigner to be allowed to enter the country, the authorities will only require a negative PCR test to covid-19 and with no more than 72 hours. reviews that the airlines will be responsible for informing the passengers "... the requirements in airports: PCR test with negative result no more than 72 hours before the flight. Applies to people 10 years old and older) for passengers entering the national territory."

The maritime borders will also be reopened and for the entrance of visitors "... 24 hours prior to arrival, the ship's authorities will send a preliminary declaration of maritime health and temperature record of passengers and crew for the last 24 hours and a statement that they have no suspected covid-19 on board."

In the case of land borders, foreign visitors will also be required to have a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior, applies to persons equal to or older than 10 years.

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