Guatemala Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Guatemala Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official language is Spanish (60%), and a total of 23 Mayan languages ​​(40%) are spoken. English is understood in tourist regions and in larger hotels and restaurants.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/16/2022 holy saturday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/30/2022 Memorial day in honor of the military

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

09/15/2022 Independence Day

10/20/2022 day of the revolution

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/24/2022 christmas eve

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve


Duty free shopping


The following items may be imported duty-free into Guatemala (persons aged 18 and over): 500 g of tobacco; 5 l of alcoholic beverages; perfume for personal use; 2 kg of sweets.

Prohibited Imports

Fresh food of animal origin. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Consulate General of the Republic of Guatemala

Consulate in Waedenswil.

Jubilee Road 41
+41 (31) 351 10 70 and +41 (31) 351 10 71. Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala

Honorary consulates in Innsbruck, St. Pölten and Vienna.

Prinz Eugen Strasse 18 / Top 7
+43 (1) 714 35 70.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala

Honorary consulates in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Munich.

Joachim-Karnatz-Allee 47
+49 (30) 206 43 63.



Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00.


Business etiquette

Business manners are quite conservative and formal. Punctuality is valued. Appointments are recommended, business cards are common. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00, Sat 08.00-12.00.

Business contacts

German-Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce and Industry 6 Avenida 20-25, Zona 10, Edif. Plaza Maritima, 3er. Nivel, 01010 Guatemala, Guatemala Tel. +502 (0)2 333 60 36. Website: Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)44 240 33 00. Website : Cámara de Comercio de Guatemala (Chamber of Commerce) 10 Calle 3-80, Zona 1, 01001 Guatemala, Guatemala Tel. +502 (0)2 417 27 00. Website:



According to, the country code of Guatemala is 00502. The public payphones can be used with phone cards.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/850/1900, 3G and 4G. Network operators include Claro and Tigo. Roaming contracts exist. It may be worth purchasing a prepaid SIM card or a prepaid telephone set in Guatemala because of the high roaming charges.


Internet cafes can still be found in Guatemala City, in other cities and in the larger tourist centers. Numerous hotels, restaurants and cafés offer their guests free WiFi.

Post office

Mail to Europe can only be sent via international private service providers.

Guatemala Shopping

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