U.S. Department of State updates its recommendations to travel to Guatemala The Department of State of the United States of America published an update on the travel recommendations that it makes to its citizens. Last January, the country was placed at level 3. Today, Guatemala is located at level 2, which implies an improvement in these recommendations and, consequently, it will have a positive impact on the outbound tourism of the United States, which is the second most important key market for the nation.
The Guatemala Tourist Commission (INGUAT) welcomes the new travel advise to Guatemala by the U.S. Department of State, as it reflects a broad evaluation of information about the countryâ€™s security issues and specifies certain levels of risk to some areas of the country.
This revision was made after several sources, including the INGUAT, the Chamber of Tourism, AGEXPORT, AMCHAM, the Bureau of Conventions, CACIF, FUNGUAT and other entities provided information on crime statistics and on the actions taken in the field of prevention and security through the Tourist Assistance Department in coordination with other institutions, as well as evaluations carried out by the Embassy and Consulate of the United States accredited in Guatemala.
INGUAT will continue with the work of national and international promotion, as well as with the inter-institutional coordination so that the trips of national and foreign tourists take place quietly. In addition, in this country there are available to tourists some institutions such as the Tourist Security Division of the National Civil Police, the Department of Tourist Assistance of the Guatemala Tourist Commission, and the Fiscal Agency of Crimes against Tourists of the Public Ministry.
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