Guatemala / Essentials

A quick checklist for your Guatemala holiday

Guatemala holiday essentials including currency advice

Guatemala Essentials

Time Clock

Guatemala is 6 hours behind GMT and does not change its clocks during the year.

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The Guatemala unit of currency is known as the Quetzal which is further divided into 100 centavos. It's best to withdraw currency locally using ATMs.

Language Lang

Spanish is the official language of Guatemala although many tourist hotels will have some English-speaking employees.

Flying time Plane

There are currently no direct flights from the UK to Guatemala. Indirect flights typically take around 15 hours.

Insurance Insure

It is a condition of booking that clients have travel insurance. Beyond The Ordinary do not arrange travel insurance, nor are we able to offer advice.

FCO advice Fco

Up to date guidance on travel to Guatemala is provided by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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The British government website aimed at preparing travellers for safe and healthy travel abroad.

Guatemala Embassy Embas

105A Westbourne Grove, London / Tel: 020 7221 1525

Vaccinations Medical

There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Guatemala. Clients should consult their surgery or for up to date information.

Further Information Info

Clients who book with Beyond The Ordinary will receive further, more detailed information before they travel.

Visa Visa

UK citizens do not require a visa to visit Guatemala for up to 90 days. Please note that passports must be valid for 6 months after the date of return to the UK. Non-UK citizens should check entry requirements with their nearest Guatemalan consulate. UK citizens flying to Guatemala via the USA will, as a minimum, require an ESTA.

Financial Protection

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When making your travel arrangements, we understand just how important peace-of-mind is. Beyond The Ordinary hold both ATOL & ABTOT bonds so whether you book your flights through us, or independently, any money you pay us is 100% protected. More detailed information on Financial Protection can be found by clicking here.

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