Covid-19 Tests Guatemala Flight Arrivals
Covid-19 tests before Guatemala International Flight Arrivals. Guatemala International Flights resumed operation on September 18 with four International flight arrivals from the US, American, United, and Spirit airlines were the first since Guatemala closed its borders in March of 2020.
Following its declaration of a state of calamity on March 5, the Guatemalan government announced that it would bar entry to most non-Guatemalans (with certain specific exceptions for health and security) — by its land, sea, and air borders.
COVID-19 tests (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?
Yes. All persons entering Guatemala by air must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival. Note that air carriers will request proof of negative test upon departure from the United States.
Is a curfew in place?
The Guatemalan government’s mandatory curfew remains in effect, running from 9:00 p.m. each evening through 4:00 a.m. the following day.
Every individual in Guatemala – including U.S. citizens – is required to remain inside their domicile during curfew hours (with exceptions for health and security, restaurant delivery services, certain media, and legal personnel in pursuit of their duties, and patients receiving urgent treatment for chronic conditions).
Fines for Non-Compliance Covid-19 Tests
All individuals must wear masks and social distance in public spaces, including in grocery stores and on the street, to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Failure to comply with the Covid-19 Tests requirement will result in fines of up to 150,000 Quetzals.
Global airlines on Tuesday called for pre-departure Covid-19 testing for all international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala plans to reopen its borders next week, six months after closing them in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A government notice published Thursday in the official register said that with some limitations and requirements to follow health guidelines, the country’s land, sea, and air borders would reopen on Sept. 18.
The notice also restricts Guatemalans’ ability to travel within the country for “recreational, social, or familial” trips.
Guatemala’s government has reported about 80,000 COVID-19 infections and nearly 3,000 deaths.
La Aurora International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora, IATA: GUA, ICAO: MGGT) serves Guatemala City, Guatemala. It is located 6.4 km (4.0 mi) south of Guatemala City’s center and 25 km (16 mi) from Antigua Guatemala. It is administered by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil.
La Aurora International Airport is the primary airport of Guatemala. The airport went through a massive modernization and expansion. The airport is now able to accept a greater number of flights and larger aircraft. It provides high standard installations to the traveler.
The old terminal has been renovated in accordance with its original design. It was partly demolished and was expanded with a new glass-designed concourse and is now able to accommodate up to twenty-two aircraft. The greater project was completed by December 2008. The airport currently has two terminals: Central and North.