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Africa maintains good bilateral relations with Guatemala. The South African Ambassador
to Mexico is also accredited as non-residential Ambassador to Guatemala.
South African Representation in Guatemala
Africa is not residentially represented in Guatemala. Please contact the SA Embassy
in Mexico City, Mexico.
HE Mr MG Ferguson
Ambassador Extraordinary and
DIFFERENCE WITH SA:
-8 hours (Winter - Oct - March)
-7 hours (Summer
- April - Sept)
Guatemalan Representation in South Africa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary - H E Mr A V Molina
Ambassador-designate, with residence in
is not residentially represented in South Africa.
Honorary Consulate in Cape Town,
Requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the South
American desk of the Department of Foreign Affairs
Travel Advisory: Warning
on illegal activities abroad
South African citizens travelling abroad
are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in activities which may
be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember, once you leave South
Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional rights.
If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you out of
prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with local
authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country in
which you were arrested are fully observed. It can also attempt to ensure that
you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements to
which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.
that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving
illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the
abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.
Malaria - high risk below 1500 m - only chloroquin needed
present - low risk
Tetanus - immunisation recommended
information go to Travelers' Health.
Coastal and northern regions are hot throughout the year, highlands
more temperate. Rainy season: June to October. The rest of the year is dry.
Warmest temperatures normally recorded from April to June.
weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Quetzal (GTQ).
For current exchange
rates click here.
Requirements for Guatamalan citizens visiting South Africa
information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Mexico City
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Guatemala, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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