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Bringing a Weapon to Guatemala

The U.S. Embassy strongly discourages U.S. citizens from bringing weapons to Guatemala.  It is a crime for a foreigner to bring a weapon or ammunition to Guatemala without receiving authorization from the Government of Guatemala BEFORE you travel to Guatemala.  To request authorization, please visit this website:   https://www.digecam.mil.gt/web/ (only in Spanish).  If you arrive in Guatemala with a weapon or ammunition without pre-authorization, you will be detained, and your weapon and ammunition will be confiscated.  If you are detained or charged with a crime, please seek the assistance of a local attorney.  Our referential list of local lawyers is here.