2022 Covid Blog: Guatemala

COVID Travel Requirements: Guatemala

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of tests needed before departure: No test required if fully vaccinated, bring Covid vaccination card. Evidence of receiving a complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccination course (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose being administered at least two weeks before beginning your trip to Guatemala. If special circumstances do not allow you to be vaccinated then a PCR or Viral test is needed within 72 hours of travel.

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No test needed if vaccinated. If special circumstances do not allow you to be vaccinated then a PCR or Viral test is needed within 72 hours of travel.

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

No.

 

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. Guatemala requires that your final dose be administered at least 14 days before arrival for validity. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Currently, the booster is not required to enter Guatemala, but this is subject to change. We strongly encourage you to stay up to date with current news. Updated COVID-19 regulations can be found here.

Guatemala has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik V vaccines, and Johnson & Johnson.

Are there any other COVID restrictions?

We have asked that builders bring masks and carry them on hand at all times to be sensitive to the safety of the locals. Gathering restrictions may be in place in certain areas. While no health forms are required at this time, these guidelines are always subject to change.  We strongly encourage you to stay up to date with current news. Updated COVID-19 regulations can be found here.  

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense. We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. It seems like a lot to figure out, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip in no time!

With love,

Your HXP Team