Dear friends, partners, guests,
As the worldwide crisis caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to unfold, we face the reality that travel has changed as we used to know it, and we take this matter seriously to protect our guests and our staff.
We are sharing detailed information here on health and safety standards we now operate under and local tourism information on arrival protocols and new departure protocols required by the CDC.
We will keep this page updated with any new information as it develops.
REOPENING AND STANDARDS ADHERED TO AT LA LANCHA
We reopened on December 19, 2020, adhering to the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT), and Ministry of Health & Social Assistance guidelines for hotels and restaurants. These requirements focused on enhancing hotel and restaurant cleaning, health, and safety standards as well as operating procedures to ensure safe traveling with minimal impact to the guest experience. Those standards can be found here.
GUATEMALAN ARRIVAL PROTOCOLS
Entry into Guatemala is restricted (with limited exceptions) for individuals who have visited Brazil, the U.K., and South Africa within the previous 14 days. Passengers with journeys originating in, or transiting through Brazil, the UK or South Africa will not be permitted to board flights to Guatemala. These measures are not applicable to Guatemalan nationals, diplomats or foreign nationals who are legal residents in the country who must instead self-isolate upon arrival for 10 days at their place of residence.
All passengers age 10 and over arriving in Guatemala by air and land are required to obtain one of the following:
We are sharing the latest advisories from the UK and US below, which have important information on arrival requirements and restrictions.
US : https://gt.usembassy.gov/alert-covid-19-2/
CDC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AIR PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO THE US (EVEN FOR USA CITIZENS)
All air passengers traveling into the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. We highlight some important information below:
Test Time Frame:
Airlines must confirm negative test results for all passengers before boarding.
Complete details on CDC International travel guidelines are found here
Given the Center of Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. has expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States, (even for connecting flights to other countries and including all American Citizens), beginning January 26, we share the information with you on how testing can be easily provided here in Guatemala.
Important details to note on the testing offered in Guatemala: Laboratories, both in Guatemala City, as well as Santa Elena, Flores offer both PCR and Rapid Antigen Test. The costs vary for these by laboratories. Our La Lancha team can help make an appointment at the most suitable location, depending on your itinerary. Here is a list of the private testing locations.
Please do not hesitate to email our front desk colleagues with any further questions to arrange for your testing. We'll be back to you within 24 hours of your email.
We continue to collaborate as a group of hospitality minded individuals and work in concert with our colleagues to refine our offerings. If you have stayed with us before or are a partner we’ve worked with in the past, you have come to know our reputation in delivering genuine, authentic and memorable guest experiences. Following our November 1 reopening, we have received glowing accolades from guests who have stayed with us for short stays and very long residency stays. We encourage you to read over recent reviews to see how safe and cared for guests thus far have felt.
Please be safe and be well.
Yes, extra nights can be added to any standard package including extensions to another Family Coppola Hideaway. Please Contact Us directly for rates and availability.
Yes, tours and activities can be booked and paid for in advance. Please Contact Us directly for more information on pre-booking tours and Guatemala hideaway activities.
American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta, Avianca (formerly known as TACA), Iberia, Spirit, United Airlines, Volaris, and Aeromexico fly into La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Connecting flights on local airlines would have to be arranged to arrive at Mundo Maya Airport.
Yes, all of our hideaways have complimentary wireless Internet access. Wi-Fi hot spots are located close to the reception and bar areas with some access available in the adjacent accommodations. Charges for use vary per location. Certain restrictions may apply.
Yes, please ask what special offers may be available when you contact our vacation planning office.