Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (March 04, 2021)

Location: Pacific Coast Event: The Guatemala National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INVISUMEH) issued a special bulletin today informing that there is a possibility of a Tsunami in the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, tomorrow (March 5th) in the early morning hours. INVISUMEH also informs that they will be posting updated information as available. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (March 4, 2021)

Location: Municipality of Malacatan, Department of San Marcos Event: The Government of Guatemala (GoG) has announced a State of Prevention for the Municipality of Malacatan. The State of Prevention is due to recent episodes of civil unrest in Malacatan as a result of a decision by the electric service provider to discontinue services in the …

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Guatemala Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (March 3, 2021)

Location: Guatemala Event: Volcanic eruptions PACAYA VOLCANO: The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports an increase in activity that included explosions that projected materials 800 meters above the Mackenney Crater. INSIVUMEH and surrounding communities also report two new lava flows, totaling three lava flows to the south, southeast, and southwest resulting from the increased …

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Health Alert: Embassy of the United States of America, Guatemala City, Guatemala (March 3, 2021)

Location: Guatemala  Subject:  Health Alert – Updated COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Guatemala (March 3, 2021) The Government of Guatemala has revised the requirements for passengers arriving by air or land.  As of February 24, all passengers arriving in Guatemala must present evidence of either a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, a COVID-19 vaccine completed at least two …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (February 17, 2021) Location: Guatemala City Event:  According to media reports, several planned peaceful demonstrations are scheduled to take place tomorrow, February 18, 2021, starting at 6:00 am.  Between 2,000-4,000 demonstrators from CODECA (Comite de Desarrollo Campesino) plan to demonstrate at the following locations in Guatemala City: Obelisco, Zone 10 …

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COVID-19 Test Entry Requirements for Travelers to the United States

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)    Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.     Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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New Restrictions for Entry for Travelers from Certain Countries

Health Alert: Embassy of the United States of America, Guatemala City, Guatemala (January 05, 2021) Location: Guatemala Subject: New Restrictions in Entry for Travelers from Certain Countries, Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements Event: The Guatemalan government has announced that, as of January 06, 2021, all arriving passengers who originated or transited from any airports within the United Kingdom (England, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: How to vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

U.S. citizens in Guatemala who intend to vote by absentee ballot in the November 3 general election should mail in their ballots by October 2.   However, if you don’t receive your regular absentee ballot in time to send it back by the deadline, you can still vote with the Federal Absentee Write-in Ballot (FWAB).   Using the FWAB is easy. Just follow these steps: If you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Information Health Alert – September 4, 2020 Last updated:  09/10/2020 Country-Specific Information: International travel to Guatemala remains closed to most individuals until September 18, but internal travel is largely unrestricted.  Markets, supermarkets, stores and restaurants may operate with social distancing measures in place, and religious services of no more than an hour are permitted.  Sports and entertainment facilities remain closed. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Health Alert

September 4, 2020 Location: Guatemala Event: The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala wishes to inform U.S. citizens that the Guatemalan government has extended until October 5 the State of Calamity due to COVID-19.  Additionally, the government has announced that La Aurora International Airport will re-open to commercial passenger flights September 18, with health protocols in effect for …

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Town Hall Meeting and Passport Renewal Services

U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (October 1, 2018) Location: San Marcos Event: Town Hall Meeting and Passport Renewal Services The U.S. Embassy will hold a Town Hall meeting and will accept passport renewal applications in San Marcos on October 16 and 17.  Please schedule an appointment if you wish to submit an application for …

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Security Alert – U.S Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – August 31, 2018

Location: Guatemala City Event: Protests are scheduled to occur today at Constitutional Plaza, CICIG, and possibly Parque Central in Antigua, following President Jimmy Morales’ announcement that the government of Guatemala will not renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).  U.S. Embassy operations are normal unless otherwise announced.  Actions to take: …

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U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (July 9, 10 and 11, 2018)

Location: INGUAT (Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo) building – 7a. Ave. 1-17, Zone 4 – First Floor Event: Visit of Social Security and Federal Benefits representative Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit (Costa Rica) will offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefit services, on July 9, …

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Traffic and Demonstrations Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (June 12, 2018)

Location: Guatemala City  Event: The Comite de Desarollo Campesino (CODECA) announced today that marches will occur throughout Guatemala City starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.  CODECA identified the areas around the Obelisco in Zone 10, Metro Norte in Zone 17, El Trebol in Zone 11, and Perrirosevelt in Zone 7 as possible areas of heavy traffic …

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Natural Disaster Alert Update – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (June 4, 2018)

Location: Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Guatemala City (La Aurora International Airport) Event: On Sunday, June 3, Fuego Volcano erupted for the second time in 2018, with the strongest registered eruption in the past several years. The new eruption generated a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic matter in the direction of the city. The …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (June 3, 2018)

Location: Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Guatemala City (La Aurora International Airport) Event: On Sunday, June 3, Fuego Volcano erupted for the second time in 2018, with the strongest registered eruption in the past several years. The new eruption has generated a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic matter in the direction of the city. The …

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