travel requirements (Covid-19)

This is the latest status on Covid-19 travel requirements, based on the Guatemala government. Please check on any restrictions from your own country on travel for departure/arrival. 

What will be required to enter and depart Guatemala? 

Here is the latest update for travel requirements to enter Guatemala:

Passengers who are neither Guatemalan citizens nor Guatemalan residents will be required to present both of the following:

  • For all travelers aged 12 and over: Evidence of receiving a complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccination course (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose being administered at least two weeks before beginning your trip to Guatemala; and

  • For all travelers aged 10 and over: Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test from a certified lab conducted no more than three (3) days prior to check in at the airport or arrival at the land border.

Villa Sumaya will also require you to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result upon check-in within 96 hours, regardless of vaccination status or where you are coming from. 

Prior to your departure, Villa Sumaya will arrange on-site Covid-19 testing for fulfilling your travel requirements (currently $55 rapid antigen, $115 PCR), added to your private bill. 

In the event that a participant receives a positive test result, you will be asked to quarantine at Villa Sumaya or a place of your choice nearby on the lake for 5-8 days from the result.

What will it be like on Lake Atitlan? 

Once you arrive from your shuttle, your stay at Villa Sumaya is inherently secluded in nature with extra sanitization precautions taken by the small retreat staff.

Please note off-site excursions will be offered to retreat participants. It is also possible another group or private guests will be present at the venue as well. Each women is asked to take personal responsibility.

What is the refund policy? 

Please see the refund policy here. Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment in these times.

Travel Insurance: 

To further protect your travel investment, including transport costs or unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is strongly advised for all participants.


For maximum coverage, purchase a 'cancel for any reason policy' upgrade option which covers a high percentage of your non-refundable costs. These policies often need to be bought 14-21 days after booking and have a 48 hours prior to departure cancellation window. Availabe from insurance companies like Trawick International and Travel Guard.