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.
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
12/31/2022 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.
Fresh food of animal origin. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
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.
Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala
Honorary consulates in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Munich.
+49 (30) 206 43 63.
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.
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: guatemala.ahk.de Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)44 240 33 00. Website : www.latcam.ch 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: www.ccg.com.gt
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code of Guatemala is 00502. The public payphones can be used with phone cards.
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.
Mail to Europe can only be sent via international private service providers.