Welcome to the Dining for Women trip to Guatemala! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
Please complete the following Guest Profile before this deadline (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information. Kindly note the registration deadline is August 1, 2018.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (email@example.com) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA) anytime before 4:30pm on October 26, 2018
- Leave from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) anytime on November 2, 2018
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to arrange any pre or post travel plans.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa for a stay of 90 days or less in Guatemala. For more important information regarding entry requirements please visit the State Department Website for Guatemala .
Please find the following requirements for entry below:
- A passport valid for at least three months past the date of entry.
- A return ticket to home country or onward destination.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Guatemala. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Guatemala.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC also recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends that some travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, rabies, yellow fever*, and take prescription medication before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria**.
*Yellow Fever: According to the CDC there is no risk of yellow fever in Guatemala. The government of Guatemala requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
**Malaria: When traveling in Guatemala, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Guatemala, see malaria in Guatemala.
Note: Zika is a risk in Guatemala. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Therefore, pregnant women should not travel to Guatemala. Partners of pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy should know the possible risks to pregnancy and take preventive steps (more information).
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Travel Team: