Optimism for Changes in Travel Alert

After the U.S. changed the level of the travel alert it issues for its citizens to evaluate the possibility of traveling to Guatemala from 4 to 3, tourism entrepreneurs believe that it is progress and that the country should focus on obtaining category 2 as soon as possible.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

As a result of the covid-19 outbreak, which in turn generated an economic crisis, the U.S. government announced on August 7 of this year that it had decided to raise the travel alert to Guatemala from 2 to 4.

On September 28, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala reported that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Advisory for Guatemala due to covid-19.

In Alert 4, the U.S. recommends its citizens not to travel to Guatemala and in Alert 3 asks them to reconsider their visit.

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Diego Diaz, president of the Guatemalan Chamber of Tourism (Camtur), told Prensalibre.com that "... it is extremely important for the country that the State Department now places us in category 3, however, as a country we believe that we should work to achieve category 2."

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Mark Rogers, president of the Guild of Tour Operators of Guatemala, explained that "... the change in the level of alert for coronavirus is an advance, but it is not enough since the country must work on recovering the one it had before the pandemic and be at level 2 again."

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