March 20, 2020
We are aware of rumors that foreign tourists must secure a letter from their country’s embassy in order to depart Guatemala. This rumor is false. Based on the latest information we have received from the Guatemalan government, Guatemala does not require an embassy letter for foreign travelers to leave the country.
The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We are continuously assessing travel conditions in all areas affected by COVID-19 and will continue to update our travel advisories and safety information for U.S. travelers as situations evolve. U.S. Citizens in Guatemala should do the following to ensure they receive the latest information from the embassy:
- Monitor the Embassy’s website (https://gt.usembassy.gov/) and Twitter account (@usembassyguate) for the most up-to-date information · Enroll at STEP.state.gov to receive the latest updates from the Embassy
- Follow the advice of the CDC and local health authorities that you can find at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Monitor the Department of State’s COVID-19 website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html