Airplane ticket Guatemala
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 4:40 PM Last Post By: SoloHobo
Oct 8, 2012 1:09 PM
Airplane ticket GuatemalaHi,
Let me first introduce myself: I'm an International Student in the US originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I have a Dutch passport and an American F1-visa.
My girlfriend is from Guatemala, and so I would like to visit her. I wanna visit her for three weeks over Winter Break and about three weeks over Summer Break. I was planning (because I already bought my plane ticket DEN - AMS for the first part of winter break) on buying a round trip AMS - GUA with departure from AMS on 12/26, and back to AMS on 6/17. I would after that buy a round trip GUA - DEN on 1/16 and 5/31.
Do you think that the Guatemalan immigration officer is gonna make a huge problem out of my ticket (because I will go on a tourist visa, not on a 6 month visa, or something), or should it all be good if I show him my ticket to Denver?
I hope to hear from you guys!
Oct 8, 2012 1:31 PM
Oct 8, 2012 3:41 PM
2I know I don't need a VISA to visit Guatemala... but will they make a problem out of it that my ticket is intended for such a long stay in Guatemala?
Oct 8, 2012 3:57 PM
Oct 8, 2012 4:22 PM
4Hey! Don’t worry MrAmsterdam!
You won’t run into any problems because of your ticket. Like someone said before me, they’ll just stamp your passport and let you in, and that will be that. Immigration is already expecting lots of tourists because of the 13 Backtun, you probably know about it, you know, the end of the Mayan calendar. You should consider visiting the Mayan cities in Guatemala, for what I know they are preparing something big. Good traveling to you!
Oct 8, 2012 4:28 PM
5Thanks guys! I won't worry about it. Being European, I never really had to worry about borders, but now I got my fair share of experience with the US Immigration Officers, and I became kind of frightened by that, haha! But yeah, I do remember that it was quite easy to go in to Guatemala in May ;-).
And we're gonna try and take a flight from Guatemala City to Tikal, to visit the Mayan places... Sometime in early January ;-).
Oct 8, 2012 4:40 PM
6Just in case, to clarify, it is the airlines that enforce "Onward Travel" requirments for a flyer entering a country, if its a roundtrip its no worry, but if its oneway, then you need to see what Guatemala requires of a Netherland Passport to visit on whatever type flight arrangements you have.
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