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May 5, 2023

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: May 5, 2023

The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.

Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/

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. Prices are subject to change without notice. The cost of the test is the sole responsibility of the traveler. 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

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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