Time difference with Switzerland
- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
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.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Guatemala City, Edif. Torre Internacional, 16 Calle 0-55, Zona 10
Tel. +502 2367 55 20
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.
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.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/