Travel Information

Norwegian citizens travelling to Guatemala

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Guatemala need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Guatemala

inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
mild weather
🚨 some unsafe neighbourhoods
🤝 friendly locals
👯‍♂️ good for parties

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is GTQ.

1 NOK = 0.842222 GTQ

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $3.25 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Guatemala. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Government has prohibited entry to all foreigners from Europe, North Korea, South Korea, China and Iran as a COVID-19 related measure. Immigration authorities apply strict screening for travellers from countries that have reported COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Guatemala to confirm the latest entry requirements. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Guatemala.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Guatemala. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (2.02 / 5)
Safety (1.91 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$60.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$3.25 USD

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