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January 4, 2023

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: January 4, 2023

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Effective January 5, 2023, at 12:01 am EST, there are new requirements for air passengers 2 years of age and older traveling to the United States from China, Hong Kong, or Macau, and those traveling from Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver who have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the past 10 days. These passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before their flight departs. Those who had COVID-19 in the 90 days before their travel to the United States can instead show documentation of recovery from COVID-19. For all other travelers to the United States, a negative COVID-19 test is not required

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for US citizens is available at private clinics and hospitals in Guatemala City and in many departments outside of the capital.  Antigen testing typically costs between Q150 and Q500.  PCR generally testing costs between Q500 and Q1,200, or more depending on turnaround time.  Results are emailed within 2 to 48 hours.  Public hospitals and laboratories offer antigen testing for symptomatic patients and close contacts without cost but may require long waits and delayed results.

The following list of testing facilities are performing COVID-19 tests.  The cost of the test is the sole responsibility of the traveler.  Prices are subject to change without notice.  Note that this list is not comprehensive and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of any particular facility.


Hospital Esperanza
6a Avenida 7-49
Zona 10, Guatemala City
Phone: 2415-9000
Rapid Antigen: Q275 (1 hour)

Blue Medical
Various Locations – some have 24-hour availability
Phone: 2300-4000
PCR: Q595 (6 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q295 (1 hour)
Home Visits:  can be scheduled for an additional fee

Hospital Herrera Llerandi
Guatemala City, Zona 10
Phone: 2384-5959
PCR: Q695 (48 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q250

Hospital Centro Medico
Zona 10, Guatemala City
Phone: 2279-4949
PCR: Q650 (24-48 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q250

Hospital El Pilar
Zona 15, Guatemala City
Phone: 2279-5000
PCR: Q950 (24-48 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q275

Laboratorio Clinico Centro Procrea
6 Avenida 7-39, Edificio Las Brisas
Zona 10, Guatemala City
Phone: 2296-6446 – 2296-6447
Rapid Antigen: Q200 (2 hours)

MyLAB Zona Medica
7 Ave 7-39, Edificio Zona Medica
Zona 9, Guatemala City
Phone: 2509-8887 / 5203-6165
PCR: Q522 (same day)
Rapid Antigen: Q150 (1 hour)

Hospital Ángeles
2A Av. 14-74,
Zona 1, Guatemala City
Phone: 2505-8100 ext. 2203
PCR: Q495 (8 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q149 (2-3 hours)

12 Calle 1-25, Edificio Geminis 10
Zona 10, Guatemala City
Phone: 2376-8300
Rapid Antigen: Q250 (1 hour)


Hospital de Antigua Pedro de Bethancourt
Aldea San Felipe de Jesus Antigua
Phone: 2279-0937; 7774-1414
No cost but must be exhibiting symptoms
Rapid Antigen and PCR

Laboratorio La Merced
6a. Avenida Norte, Number 56
Phone: 7832-0294
Rapid Antigen: Q200 (1 hour)

Carretera a Ciudad Vieja, Casa No. 80, Zona 0
Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
Phone: 2339-9210.  WhatsApp: 3826-8176.
PCR Q690 (30 minutos)
Rapid Antigen Q290 (30 minutos)
24 hour service.


Laboratorio la Asunción
7a. Avenida 11-52, Zona 2
Phone: 7762-3303; 3049-2967
PCR: Q850 (4 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q250 (1 hour)
Home visits. Cost dependent on distance.


Laboratorio la Asunción
Calle el Mercado, Callejon Maria Cruz
Phone: 7762-6268
PCR: Q 850 (4 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q350 (1 hour)
Home visits. Cost dependent on distance.


Hospital Nacional de la Amistad Japon
Final Calle Colonia San Manuel, Santo Tomas de Castilla
Phone: 7932-1818
No cost but must be exhibiting symptoms

Hospital del Carmen
Km. 292 Ruta al Atlantico, Rutal Pto Barrios
Phone: 7873-7578
PCR: Q900
Rapid Antigen: Q250 

Hospital Nuestra Señora de Fatima
11 Calle 9a. Avenida Esquina
Phone: 7948-8996
PCR: Q750
Rapid Antigen: Q300


Hospital Regional de Huehuetenango
Aldea las Lagunas, Zona 10
Phone: 7931-4646
No cost but must be exhibiting symptoms

Hospital y Laboratorio San Martin
8a. Avenida 3a. Calle Esquina, Zona 4
Phone: 7790-9090; 7790-9004 ext 104
PCR: Q1,200 (2 hours)
Rapid Antigen: Q500 (1 hour)


Hospital San Marcos
5a. Calle 19-222, Zona 5
Phone: 7774-0474
No cost but must be exhibiting symptoms

Laboratorio Alameda
5a. Calle 3-40, Zona 4
San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Phone: 7760-5551
Rapid Antigen: Q390 (2 hours)

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