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Guatemala customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Guatemala to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Guatemala make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Guatemala customs regulations.

Import regulations in Guatemala

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 500 grams of tobacco in any form.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 5 litres of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • Funds of US$10,000 or equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use, including the following:
  • Clothing, jewellery, and toiletries.
  • Medication for personal use.
  • Sports equipment, personal electronics, portable musical instruments, and camping equipment.
  • Other goods up to a value of US$500.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Pets may be imported, subject to the regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food.

For further information, please visit the Guatemala Superintendency of Tax Administration, and Travel Baggage.

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