Information, Products and Services for Expats in Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

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Poisoned opposition leader Navalny arrested in Moscow; Migrants stopped in Guatemala; Bobi Wine's opposition party rejects Museveni win
Thousands Of Migrants Travel To Guatemala Hoping To Reach U.S.
U.S.-bound migrant caravan hunkers down on highway after Guatemala crackdown
Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants held up in Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Weary migrants wait at Guatemala roadblock as caravan stalls
US-bound migrant caravan clashes with Guatemalan forces
Clashes as Honduran Migrant Caravan Tries to Advance from Guatemala Border
Guatemala forces stall migrants with tear gas, batons
Guatemala forces beat back migrant caravan heading for the US
Guatemalan troops forcibly clear migrant caravan from highway
Migrant Caravan: Thousands Move Into Guatemala, Hoping To Reach U.S.
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with 100 Steps: IntelliBoard Announces Partnership in China
Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
‘We’re scared’: Guatemala begins removing migrants from highway
Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala usa la fuerza para frenar a caravana de migrantes; 5 impactantes videos
Guatemalan Forces Clear Sit-In of Honduran Migrants
Guatemalan security forces clash with thousands of migrants heading for US border
Thousands of Honduran migrants clash with security forces in Guatemala to make their way to the U.S
Nets Ignore Violent Migrant Caravan Storming into Guatemala for U.S.
‘I was so scared’: Guatemalan forces disperse migrant caravan
Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
Guatemalan police forces clear roadblock set up by Honduran migrant caravan
IOM response to the caravan, Guatemala-Honduras: Situation report – January 16, 2021
Guatemalan forces beat back to Honduras a migrant caravan heading for the US
Guatemala Blocks Thousands Bound For US, Migrants Cite Biden's Immigration Pledges During Campaigns
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemalan Forces Disperse Migrant Caravan on Highway
Guatemalan forces clear road of migrants bound for US, some agree to return to Honduran border
Guatemalan security forces block Honduran migrant caravan heading to US – video
Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala
Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras
Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
Migrant Caravan Clashes With Guatemalan Forces After Biden Team Warns Against Coming to US
Guatemala troops and police break up caravan of weary migrants
U.S.-bound caravan thwarted in Guatemala as pressure against migrants continues
Guatemala: Movimiento Masivo de Personas - Informe de Situación No. 1 (Al 19 de enero de 2021)
Blocked in Guatemala, migrant caravan thins
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
La vida normal en Guatemala se la llevó el agua
Guatemala: Movilización de recursos a albergues habilitados por descenso de temperaturas se mantiene
US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid
LETTER TO EDITOR: Were riot at Guatemalan border, Iran aggressions spurred by Trump?
Guatemala: Volcán Pacaya presenta incremento en actividad explosiva
Georgia Gymnast Madelyn Dorbin Twists and Tumbles to National Spotlight
Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants
Today
Patchy Rain
High:70°F (21°C)
Low:57°F (14°C)
Winds:S 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:67°F (20°C)
Low:55°F (13°C)
Winds:E 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
High:66°F (19°C)
Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:ENE 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
High:73°F (23°C)
Low:49°F (9°C)
Winds:SSE 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Friday
Partly Cloudy
High:75°F (24°C)
Low:53°F (12°C)
Winds:ESE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:0.1
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Panajachel Market Walk Through
Guatemala Promotional video
Travel Guide to Antigua/Guatemala
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Poisoned opposition leader Navalny arrested in Moscow; Migrants stopped in Guatemala; Bobi Wine's opposition party rejects Museveni win
  • Thousands Of Migrants Travel To Guatemala Hoping To Reach U.S.
  • U.S.-bound migrant caravan hunkers down on highway after Guatemala crackdown
  • Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants held up in Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Weary migrants wait at Guatemala roadblock as caravan stalls
  • US-bound migrant caravan clashes with Guatemalan forces
  • Clashes as Honduran Migrant Caravan Tries to Advance from Guatemala Border
  • Guatemala forces stall migrants with tear gas, batons
  • Guatemala forces beat back migrant caravan heading for the US
  • Guatemalan troops forcibly clear migrant caravan from highway
  • Migrant Caravan: Thousands Move Into Guatemala, Hoping To Reach U.S.
  • The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with 100 Steps: IntelliBoard Announces Partnership in China
  • Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
  • ‘We’re scared’: Guatemala begins removing migrants from highway
  • Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala usa la fuerza para frenar a caravana de migrantes; 5 impactantes videos
  • Guatemalan Forces Clear Sit-In of Honduran Migrants
  • Guatemalan security forces clash with thousands of migrants heading for US border
  • Thousands of Honduran migrants clash with security forces in Guatemala to make their way to the U.S
  • Nets Ignore Violent Migrant Caravan Storming into Guatemala for U.S.
  • ‘I was so scared’: Guatemalan forces disperse migrant caravan
  • Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
  • Guatemalan police forces clear roadblock set up by Honduran migrant caravan
  • IOM response to the caravan, Guatemala-Honduras: Situation report – January 16, 2021
  • Guatemalan forces beat back to Honduras a migrant caravan heading for the US
  • Guatemala Blocks Thousands Bound For US, Migrants Cite Biden's Immigration Pledges During Campaigns
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemalan Forces Disperse Migrant Caravan on Highway
  • Guatemalan forces clear road of migrants bound for US, some agree to return to Honduran border
  • Guatemalan security forces block Honduran migrant caravan heading to US – video
  • Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala
  • Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras
  • Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
  • Migrant Caravan Clashes With Guatemalan Forces After Biden Team Warns Against Coming to US
  • Guatemala troops and police break up caravan of weary migrants
  • U.S.-bound caravan thwarted in Guatemala as pressure against migrants continues
  • Guatemala: Movimiento Masivo de Personas - Informe de Situación No. 1 (Al 19 de enero de 2021)
  • Blocked in Guatemala, migrant caravan thins
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • La vida normal en Guatemala se la llevó el agua
  • Guatemala: Movilización de recursos a albergues habilitados por descenso de temperaturas se mantiene
  • US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid
  • LETTER TO EDITOR: Were riot at Guatemalan border, Iran aggressions spurred by Trump?
  • Guatemala: Volcán Pacaya presenta incremento en actividad explosiva
  • Georgia Gymnast Madelyn Dorbin Twists and Tumbles to National Spotlight
  • Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants
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Current Weather & Forecast
70°F
21°C
64%
Videos
  • The Beautiful Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlán), Guatemala
  • Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala
  • Panajachel Solola Guatemala
  • la feria de Panajachel 2014
  • Panajachel Market Walk Through
  • Guatemala Promotional video
  • Travel Guide to Antigua/Guatemala
Currency Exchange Rate
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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