Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Buffalo to Guatemala
Guatemala reopened Guatemala International Airport on September 18.
Travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa in the past 14 days prior to their travel will not be permitted to enter Guatemala. This measure is not applicable to Guatemalan nationals, permanent residents, and diplomats with accreditation, but they will be subject to self-isolation upon arrival.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under the of age 10, travelers with a medical discharge of a COVID-19 infection which occurred at most 3 months before arrival and have a medical certificate issued at least 10 days after being diagnosed, and travelers with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 if the last dose was administrated at least 2 weeks are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.
Travelers must complete a Health Pass form 24 hours prior to arrival. This will generate a QR code, which must be presented upon arrival, together with the negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
From 6 January 2021, travelers who do not have a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, will be required to take a test upon arrival at La Aurora International Airport at a cost of US $25 or Q200 (Quetzales, local currency).
There are no quarantine requirements. Upon arrival, travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken within 96 hours prior to arrival.
However, Guatemalan nationals, permanent residents, and diplomats with accreditation who have been in the UK or South Africa in the past 14 days prior to their arrival are subject to a 10-day self-isolation at their place of residence.
Upon arrival in Guatemala, travelers may be subject to a clinical evaluation. They will be asked to complete an immigration form with the address where they will be staying. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where they should complete the quarantine and any other details they should provide upon arrival.
There are currently 12,709 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in GT and 7,872 deaths as of May 16 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight was late"
Cons: "ITS OK"
Pros: "It was a easy process to check in and the crew took care of us. Very professional"
Pros: "The attention of the staff"
Cons: "Waiting rooms should be more comfortable"
Cons: "3h delay"
Pros: "Nothing like me. The next time I will choose another airline."
Cons: "I made my check in early in the morning. My flight was at 21:00 and for my sorprise they changed my prefered sit and gave me another seat behind my family. I protested so much and the gave me a very stupid reason. I am thinking to claim my money back for the prefered seats."
Pros: "Everything ok"
Pros: "I was flying with kids and they called us to board first"
Pros: "We never too this flight as Avianca cancelled our original flight. Your partner in Airfare.com was absolutely zero help in helping us resolve the issue. They told me I had to contact Avianca directly to resolve the matter. The only flights they had available were on different days."
Cons: "I am still trying to get a refund from the airline for a flight that they knew I was never going to take. I will never use any sort of third-party service for booking anything again. What is the point using it if it will be zero help when I did not cause the changes that occurred??"
Cons: "It was very efficient, on time, comfortable. I rated food as mediocre - but imagine even getting something to eat on a 40 minute flight!!!"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and showed great care, attended every need."
Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Pros: "Great service gave my brother all the attention he needed"
Cons: "What I did not like is that after being in line too long to check in, they did not give me my boarding pass, I had to go and wait long time in another line to pay for my checked bag and to get my boarding pass. I have never seen that at any other airline, once you check in, you should be ready to go."
Cons: "We were three hours late leaving Bogota. First it was due to technical problems and then several other excuses."
Cons: "The temperature in the aircraft ! Cold !!!"
Pros: "- Plane seats were comfortable - Inflight entertainment - Friendly airline attendants"
Pros: "Not good service"
Pros: "Thumbs up to your staff in Flores, Petén. The ticketing officer, the boarding officer, the flight crew...E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T..!! I will recommend Avianca to my friend's, most definitely."
Cons: "On my flight to Flores, Petén. the ticket counter lady at La Aurora airport, refused to take my checked baggage, even though I checked in at the counter of Avianca 15 minutes before de deadline set by the airline for checked in baggage. I was very disappointed on my flight to Flores, Peten."
Pros: "Arrived earlier than scheduled to Guatemala. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food had a weird flavor, couldn’t eat it at all. Dessert was good"
Pros: "Quick, clean plane and good flight"
Cons: "3 changes of gate, snack was too cold"
Cons: "Avianca wouldn’t let me board because gate agents couldn’t find return trip in system. Only had a week’s vacation and lost a full day to be in Costa Rica. Then had same problem going back. I’ll never book Avianca and never use kayak to.book any airline"
Pros: "Great costumer service. Nice to have food aboard too, even for short flights."
Pros: "They don't feel cheap like the USA airlines these days. Free entertainment, real food, free alcoholic drinks. Pilot gave my kids a tour of the cockpit and gave them a wings pin and a little toy airplane. Flight attendants are kind and efficient. AND they were the cheapest option. I want to always fly them if possible!"
Pros: "no problems on flt"
Cons: "everything was fine"
Cons: "For price they dont give food."
Cons: "First, the departure terminal didn't show up on the reader boards until it was almost time to go, so I had to sprint down to our gate. Then, they boarded by zones, but I had no idea what zone I was supposed to be in and it was nowhere on my ticket. Anywhere. Then, when I finally decided to go try to board, they wouldn't let me because they said I didn't have a return ticket. In fact, I had proof of onward travel in three different forms. But they insisted that I had to have a flight as proof of leaving Guatemala and assured me that customs would prevent me from entering. They also said I had 5 minutes to book something or I would miss the flight. No one ever paged me to discuss this prior to departure! And do you know how much Guatemala asked about my onward travel? Zero. Nada. In the fluster of buying an almost $400 ticket, I clicked to book through a third party that doesn't allow refunds. Fortunately, after I landed I called them right away to cancel and managed to make it happen since the ticket hadn't been issued, but if I had failed at that it would have been at least $130 when all was said and done. Ride was uncomfortable, flight attendants we're rude and impatient, and I was ignored for food service."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Not individual TV Different seat for the other ticket Issues with the hand bag in the moment of boarding"
Cons: "There is not even a USB available..."
Pros: "Good food, drinks and entertainment."
Cons: "The flight from Bogota was delayed"
Pros: "Flight crew was lovely, I was surprised to learn we received lunch on such a short flight, and make sure you get to the terminal early as the shuttle you to the plane. I would definitely fly Avianca again!"
Cons: "Baggage Handling, baggage did not come, at least the"
Pros: "I happened to get the row behind first class, so there was more leg room."
Cons: "The seat I was in felt like it only had a few millimeters of cushioning and was very hard. Pretty rough for a 4+ hour flight."
Pros: "The aircraft are modern and well marinated and the flight and cabin crew are very attentive. There is meal service in all cabins!"
Pros: "As a rider enjoyed also many food provided thasn asny airline."
Cons: "Service of no question."
Pros: "My bag appears"
Cons: "Avianca could capacite your personal. Price - Service is not real"
Pros: "Flight left on time, I felt safe."
Cons: "I think it was a little more expensive than expected."
Pros: "Nice on flight attention"
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "they put me up in a hotel for the day"
Cons: "THEY CANCELLED THE FLIGHT WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON. DIDN'T NOTIFY ANY PASSENGERS UNTIL THEY ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT FOR THIS 6AM FLIGHT. NEXT FLIGHT WASN'T FOR MORE THAN 14 HOURS LATER."
Pros: "The food was decent"
Cons: "Forced to watch only 1 movie for the crew, and the seats eere not as comfortabale"
Pros: "Being from the US, airline customer service has really gone down hill. Avianca employees were so helpful, efficient and corteous. They even gave us breakfast on a 45 minute flight!"
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
Cons: "Got an email saying my flight time was pushed back 2 hours, flying from Flores to Guatemala City. This meant that I would not make it to Guatemala City in time to catch my flight back to the U.S. As a result I had to cancel that flight and forefeit over $300, AND I had to forfeit the $120 I paid to Avianca. So, Avianca just randomly decides to significantly change flight times and it costs me over $400, AND without a way home. The submission to consider even a partial refund was rejected in a matter of days. This is the worst airline ever and you should never ever rely on a flight with them."
Cons: "Bad customer service when dealing with the issue."
Pros: "Although the flight I'm reviewing is short I've flown with Avianca several times and I've never had a problem with them or their service. New fleet so it's more comfortable than average."
Cons: "Nothing to say here."
Pros: "Crew was great, the seats are never comfortable"
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "As always, the seats in basic economy are as small as possible without actually being standing room only. I'm 5'7" and my knees are only about an inch from the seat back in front of me."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "crj900 from BUF-MSP is a wreck. worn out, uncomfortable seats, cold air coming from floor toes were numb for about 20m after flight. Flight delayed, missed connecting flight, lost comfort+ upgrade I paid for. No excuse for pitch in main cabin on 737-900 ER."
Pros: "Nothing remarkable"
Cons: "Delta was ordinary"
Pros: "The crew and entertainment options are great. Relatively comfortable seats by today's standards."
Cons: "Literally any of our flights could have been on time. None were."
Pros: "That I was able to change flight within the delta app"
Cons: "There was a big delay."
Pros: "The planes are made for humans not for monkeys as in some other airlines. Leg space was way better."
Cons: "I wish you could make your ticketing categories simpler. It is too complicated and cumbersome. May be you have a new category of over 75 olds."
Cons: "Boarding was very slow and exiting the plane was also slower than normal. An overhead bin was locked and that delayed passengers"
Cons: "They were delayed. They wouldn't let us keep our checked sized bags which slowed us down even more. Our next flight left without us while we were waiting for a gate to open so we could get off the plane. There were no more flights so we had to fly to an alternate city and rent a car to get home."
Pros: "Everything was good except boarding was delayed several times and even after everyone had boarded. We arrived 2 hours behind originally scheduled time as the result."
Cons: "Delta needs to try harder to minimize flight delays."
Cons: "Couldn’t hear boarding announcements. Lots of boarding confusion"
Cons: "The Male flight attendant was rather rude"
Pros: "Our seats were assigned at the gate. Somehow we were given the comfort + seats. Very nice! Thank you!"
Cons: "People that take up more than one seat should be required to purchase two seats. The woman on the isle was over the arm Rest in my seat the entire trip. It is unfair to me. No one came to Take trash for 2 hours so we had to keep our tray tables down."
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Pros: "Excellent flight with efficient service. Flight was on time and friendly staff"
Pros: "It was water or water no soft drinks"
Cons: "Only water"
Pros: "The service on our flight was absolutely amazing, the food was surprisingly great, and the long ride was as comfortable as it could have been in an economy booking."
Cons: "My entertainment pad malfunctioned the whole time, even after it was reset. Thankfully I had enough things to keep me busy on my own, but it still would have been nice to have."
Pros: "The Delta service desk was great! We wanted to get an earlier flight home and the Delta Rep got us on standby quickly and with a smile."
Cons: "Some chaos getting on the flight. The area they have set up for the different sections to wait before getting called weren't marked very well so everyone was bunched up and confused. Once they started calling the sections it was fine. Not sure why they even had the marked areas."
Pros: "On time. Great service. Good breakfasr"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Traveling with a 4 year old isn’t always easy. Delta’s flight attendants and the captains controlling the plane were excellent! Safe flight. And the entertainment that is provided for the customers is fun and relaxing. Makes a 4.5 hour flight go by quick. Thank you delta, I will be flying with you in the future"
Pros: "My upgrade and breakfast were fabulous!"
Cons: "Toilets space are below standards"
Pros: "Almost everything."
Cons: "My flight was delayed several times and had to rebook. Total delays were > 6 hours."
Cons: "Not much to read"
Pros: "Staff very courteous and professional"
Pros: "Crew members were very nice and pilot did a great job flying thru turbulence"
Cons: "I don't have any compliants"
Cons: "The seat I was assigned did NOT recline !!! I have neck and back problems and I was in so much pain. You need to clearly indicate when a seat does not recline ( as in exit row seats, which are clearly indicated)."
Pros: "The flight was barely half full so we were able to spread out and I was able to enjoy an exit row seat with no neighbors."
Cons: "The seats are still narrow even in comfort class and I’m 5’11” 175lbs so by no means overweight."
Cons: "No help with baggage when boarding the plane, they hurry you up for nothing, because we had to wait 20 mi utes to take off."
Pros: "Nothing worst flight I've ever had."
Cons: "Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful."
Pros: "I asked for a change of seat at the gate and was given it. It really made a difference to be at the window."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "This was an almost 6 hour long flight, LAX to OGG. The aircraft was older and for a 6 hour flight, they really should use a bigger and newer aircraft. The entertainment systems on the back of the seat worked sporadically and the PA system was too loud and every time the PA system was used while we had our headsets on, it was excruciating We had no warning in order to remove our headsets before it blasted into our ears. We were amazed that after paying a considerable sum for our tickets and being in the air for 6 hours, there was limited meal service and we were required to purchase a sandwich in order to eat. I fly Delta frequently and this was by far the worse flight I can remember."
Pros: "to their Diamond Medallion customers"
Pros: "The variety of what you could listen to or watch. Liked the way the seats reclined. Plenty of leg room (I am short)."
Pros: "Space in seats was better than most airlines"
Cons: "That they charge for bags. It is now an industry standard, nevertheless, it's a way of stealing to customers. Airlines shouldn't charge for bags"
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable. The snacks and sandwich were good. The staff was very friendly, helpful and nice."
Cons: "We were unable to connect to the airplane WiFi, so we couldn't enjoy the onboard entertainment. The plane was not as clean as we would like it to be. There was old food under my seat."
Pros: "The airline did not disappoint and the customer service were very professional"
Cons: "Make sure the new signs are posted in all airports for boarding. That will help control people at the entrance"
Pros: "Nothing I can think"
Cons: "The seats selection"
Pros: "I board sky priority or sooner so it always goes well."
Cons: "Delta could do a little more to align people behind the right zone pillars when lining up for boarding. Passengers especially those not used to flying or flying with Delta are always confused. Maybe some stripping on the floor could help or pillars at the front and midway back."
Pros: "The new delta seats are super uncomfortable and zero legroom. When you put the seat back back the butt part goes forward and your knees are crunched in front of you. The cushion also angles down its horrible. They gave a couple rows extra room and now charge more for them while crunching every other seat together."
Cons: "Seats and legroom horrible"
Cons: "Delayed because the airline misschdduled the pilots!! We had to wait for pilots to come to the plane... while one the plane"
Pros: "Pilot almost barrel-rolled us climbing out of JFK, so if started well enough.... Ground assistance (wheel chair) left me with a badly bruised left big toe and I didn't think we'd ever get through the TSA. The pat-down I received was more like a sexual assault and I didn't even get a happy ending. We made it to RDU, so the exercise was a success, but it was a huge hassle."
Cons: "After reading the good things, you need more bad?"
Pros: "The agent on my departure flight at the ATL airport was amazing, boarding was quick, the flight attendants were great! I had an overall great experience."
Cons: "Turbulence was pretty bad both flights."
Pros: "Return trip was 30 min ahead of schedule"
Cons: "We had a 2 hour delay getting to NYC"
Cons: "Disastrous rescheduling"
Pros: "Crew was excellent seat was as usual"
Cons: "Something to Fill your tome a little more"
Pros: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "We took 2 United flights today... Both were delayed. Really annoyed by it. We took some other flights using AA and Delta, and both were on time. United failed horribly at it."
Pros: "Big selection of movies if you have the United app."
Cons: "Tiny overheads in the 777 so they took carry-ons from at least half the people on the flight. Out of the hamburger by the time they left Economy Plus. Narrow seats, very little seat pitch. I am not quite 5' 10" and I only have a couple inches between my legs and the seatback. Similarly cramped restrooms."
Cons: "Several delays for maintenance and then plane in our gate when we landed"
Cons: "My baggage was left in Houston"
Pros: "I enjoy the plus seats with extra leg room"
Cons: "I found your crew quite unfriendly"
Pros: "Good. Thank You united airlines.!! Excellent 10.00"
Cons: "The bathroom gets messed ( wet paper towels on floor) by irresponsible passengers, stays yucky ."
Pros: "Flight was quick and uneventful."
Cons: "50 minutes wait on the runway in a very small plane. No room for carry ons"
Pros: "The arrive time was excellent. Courtesy and smile faces of the Crew in Business Class"
Cons: "The boarding process was ugly, in disorder and it is a big lie you have with your business class ticket the priority option. The food was very poor. I had to avoid continue eating because I felt the food was not fresh."
Cons: "Food choice was awful. Ended up eating just a salad"
Cons: "my reservation was cancelled by united with out checking with me."
Cons: "It’s not their fault but the flight was delayed."
Pros: "Nice flights attendants"
Cons: "This is not how business class sshould be"
Cons: "Overbooked, delay in de-planing and getting luggage"
Cons: "They don’t care about their passengers one bit"
Pros: "The service at the automated counter was very good"
Pros: "The crew was nice, quick check ins and boarding. They were very accommodating during the flight."
Cons: "Although it was breakfast, not everyone wants sausage or the other option of fruit and yogurt. Meals should be offered in the literature provided by time, as in reality, if you're not going to sever the expansive US menu throughout the day. I was unable to order a salad at 9 am, regardless of being starving. Also I'm 5'1, there isn't enough leg room. Power outlets should not be a first class luxury, that is rediculous. We all need to charge our devices. TV should not come as an extra charge."
Pros: "I like the price and the time of the flight. Thank you"
Pros: "I liked that it was a fast flight arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Seating was crowded."
Pros: "On time Nice crew No complaints"
Cons: "Pure sugar snack"
Cons: "That I never made it to Dallas and so lost my job. Thanks to unitrd."
Cons: "As common as this might be, I think 4 hours delay is the worst advertising for an airline. I completely understand things can happen but, what would happen if I show up 4 hours late? will you be ok with that. We gotta be fair. I think passengers deserve a compensation for this"
Pros: "tsa pre"
Cons: "My flight was overbooked could fly out until the next day"
Cons: "Booked on flight next day but much less convenient than original direct flight."
Cons: "Severe delays. Disorganized boarding procedures. No internet."
Pros: "Smooth boarding. Arrived at designated time"
Cons: "Really only a snack pack and water."
Cons: "Departing flight was delayed, United could not get me to Richmond before 5 pm. Not acceptable. They had to book me on another airline. Never took the united flights."
Cons: "They cancelled my return flight when I rebooked through united online."
Pros: "Awesome Illy coffee and stroopwaffel cookie for my flight to Guatemala for my first medical mission trip on a snowy cold morning was a welcome snack. It was so much better than the snack mix or nut packs that you usually get."
Pros: "The flight was delayed for who knows what reason and after many it's gonna be right here! It took an hour and therefore delayed my arrival to my final destination 6 hours!!!"
Cons: "My bag didn't came with came, it was a direct flying. The air conditioned was too cold"
Cons: "Ok for a short flight"
Pros: "The boarding was quick and efficient. The crew was super friendly."
Cons: "The plane is old. It lacks entertainment amenities. Bolt Bus and Grayhound are luxurious in comparison to this United plane."
Pros: "I had a comfortable flight it was on time the people were congenial everything was good."
Cons: "Kayak did not notify me 24 hours in advance for my flight itinerary. I was a little disappointed in this."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "My flight was delayed twice on both the trip out and the return. It's not such a bit deal for a longer flight, but when the flight is barely more than an hour and it's delayed for an hour each time it really starts to negate the point of flying instead of driving when you factor in the airport time."
Pros: "Everything about this flight was satisfactory."
Cons: "Having to pay a baggage fee for the one bag I checked; lack of seat/leg room."
Cons: "The snack offering was not appealing. I understand nut allergy sensitivities but the option was poorly decided."
Pros: "Very nice that my husband and I were upgraded to first class on this short flight. It was a short flight but we were very comfortable for that time."
Cons: "I'm very upset I left an item in the overhead bin and had customer service call over as soon as we realized, but they said it wasn't there. There's no way, it had to be there and they didn't look very hard. I submitted a claim and they still haven't found it."
Cons: "No beverage service, glass of room temp water, no ice"
Pros: "This was one of the top 5 worst flights. I have over 150k of miles logged. I will do my best to NEVER fly United again."
Pros: "I was in a wheel chair and the crew in the airport made my transitiins within the airport very easy"
Pros: "Kindness of crew"
Cons: "Flights were delayed, no entertainment... Only pay-per view... No free food..."
Cons: "Dad services they don't care about the passengers"
Pros: "Quick load and exit"
Cons: "Small plane. Dozens of bags taken in jetway so a long wait for delivery. Rough ride throughout"
Airlines flying from Buffalo to Guatemala have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Buffalo to Guatemala
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Buffalo to Guatemala
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Buffalo to Guatemala
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Buffalo to Guatemala
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