Guatemala (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa maintains good bilateral relations with Guatemala. The South African Ambassador to Mexico is also accredited as non-residential Ambassador to Guatemala.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Guatemala

South Africa is not residentially represented in Guatemala. Please contact the SA Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico.

HE Mr MG Ferguson
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

TIME 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 London

Guatemala is not residentially represented in South Africa.

Honorary Consul
M Rast

Honorary Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa

Travel Info

Visa 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.

Please note 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.

Health Requirements

Malaria - high risk below 1500 m - only chloroquin needed

Typhoid present - low risk

Tetanus - immunisation recommended

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

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.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Quetzal (GTQ).

For current exchange rates click here.

Visa Requirements for Guatamalan citizens visiting South Africa

For more information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Mexico City

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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