VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Guatemala
Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to stay in Guatemala for a period not exceeding 90 days.
The corresponding agreement between the governments of the two countries on the conditions for waiving visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the two countries, signed in New York on September 22, 2011, entered into force on February 29, 2012. In accordance with it, citizens of the Russian Federation who are holders of valid international passports, with the exception of diplomatic and official ones, giving the right to cross the border, can enter, leave, transit and stay in Guatemala without visas up to 90 days during each period of 180 days, counting from the date of their first entry.
The import of foreign currency into the country is not limited, but it is necessary to fill out a declaration. Export of the national currency – no more than 5 thousand quetzals. The export of archaeological valuables, animal and bird skins, and antiques is prohibited.
Embassy in Guatemala
Guatemala, Embassy in Moscow
119049, Koroviy Val street, 7/1, office 98
Tel.: (495) 238-2214, (495) 238-5914
Fax: (495) 238-1446, (495) 937- 3697
Guatemala, Russian Embassy in the country:
CP 01014, 12 calle, 3-40, zona 14, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
Tel.: (8-10-502) 368-14-12
Fax: (8-10-502) 337-05-58
Communication in Guatemala
The international dialing code for Guatemala is 502. To call from Guatemala to another country, dial 00 followed by the country code.
Emergency Phones in Guatemala
Fire Department – 122;
Ambulance – 128.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year’s Day
May 1 – World Workers’
Day September 15 – Independence Day
October 20 – Revolution Day
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
December 25 – Christmas
During Holy Week in Guatemala, the largest festival of Semana Santa takes place.
Traveling in Guatemala is not safe. Although recently, many policemen have appeared in the country who are responsible for order in places especially visited by tourists. But, despite this, pickpocketing, armed attacks and attacks while trying to withdraw money from an ATM are frequent here. Foreigners should not leave the city at night, it is better to avoid demonstrations and rallies, and not to walk alone.
According to ehuzhou, large stores are open from 9 am to 8 pm without a break, small ones – until 6 pm.
It is customary to leave a tip of 10% of the amount indicated on the bill in a restaurant. You can give 1-2 dollars to the porter, taxi driver and doorman.
Possible diseases: hepatitis, cholera, typhoid fever, malaria. There are no mandatory entry requirements to Guatemala. Doctors advise getting vaccinated against hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, and yellow fever.
This city is the capital of Guatemala since 1776. About 2 million people live here. It is located at the foot of the Agua volcano. It is not only a business but also a cultural center of the country. Most of the country’s museums are located here. The Textile Museum showcases all types of local clothing, the National Museum of Modern Art exhibits the works of the most famous contemporary artists of Guatemala, the National Historical Museum will tell about the history of the country, starting from 1821, that is, from Guatemala ‘s independence. You can learn about the Maya culture by visiting the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. The main attractions are Central Park, the National Palace, the Cathedral, where many valuables were transported from the destroyed city of Antigua.