Accessible travel Guatemala
Be sure to get appropriate health insurance to fit your personal and travel needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency. No vaccinations are required to enter Guatemala. Zika virus has been recorded, take care to prevent mosquito bites. The most modern hospitals are in Guatemala city.
Theft, armed robbery, and carjacking can occur in Guatemala. Try to use ATMs in hotels or secure banks. Use hotel safes when possible for your valuable items, and don’t leave them in the car. Always keep an eye on your belongings and stay alert in large crowds and on public transportation. Keep a photocopy of your passport and other documents at hand in case of an emergency.
Entry requirements to Guatemala depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements with your embassy or consulate.
The weather in Guatemala depends on the altitude. At lower altitudes, the climate is tropical, humid and warm year round. It has a dry season that runs from November to April and a wet season that runs from June to October. Higher altitudes mean cooler temperatures.
Spanish is the official and most spoken language in Guatemala. 22 Mayan languages and 2 other indigenous languages also have protected status.
Guatemala uses 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity and sockets are generally type A and B.