Visa policy of Guatemala

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Visitors to Guatemala must obtain a visa from one of the Guatemalan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

  Visa-free access to Guatemala
  May not enter on Canada/Schengen/US visa

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 86 jurisdictions can visit Guatemala without a visa for up to 90 days:[1][2]

1 - except for holders of British National (Overseas) passports.

Visa is not required for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days for valid visa holders or residents of Canada, the European Union member states, or the United States. This does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, China, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Yemen.

Transit without a visa is allowed for travellers who normally require a visa but are transiting on the same calendar day and hold onward tickets.

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Serbia, Suriname and Thailand do not require a visa.

Central America-4 Border Control Agreement[edit]

The Central America-4 Border Control Agreement is a treaty between El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. A visa issued by one of the four countries is honored by all four of the countries. The time period for the visa, however, applies to the total time spent in any of the four countries without leaving the CA-4 area.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Shepard, Wade (2 September 2010). "CA-4 Visa for Central America Explained" (HTML). Vagabond Journey. Retrieved 13 February 2015.