Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guatemala.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
GTQ 1 = ~ CHF 0.12 ; CHF 1 = ~ GTQ 7.88 (09/2022)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
8.30 - 12.30 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.30 h (Sat)
9.00 - 19.30 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria below 1500m. No risk of malaria in Guatemala City.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Guatemala City, Edif. Torre Internacional, 16 Calle 0-55, Zona 10
Tel. +502 2367 55 20
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Individual journeys not advised.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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