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Guatemala departure fees #100964
04/14/05 07:05 PM
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I tried doing a search on the above, and came up empty. Anyone have the current departure fee rate? thanks ahead...

Re: Guatemala departure fees #100965
04/15/05 06:55 AM
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As far as I know Guatemala does not have a departure fee. You will have to pay about 10 quetzales (sp?) to get in though.

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Re: Guatemala departure fees #100966
04/15/05 10:51 AM
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$33.00US last time I came out of Guatemala.

Re: Guatemala departure fees #100967
04/15/05 12:17 PM
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I just went back and had a look at my records from January. We did not pay a departure fee when leaving Guatemala. The 10 quetzales (again sp.?) entry fee was roughly equivalent (Is that right? What is with my spelling today?) to about 1.40USD and can vary depending on the mood of the customs agent.

Sassy2, if you paid 33USD the agent must have been having a _very_ bad day frown

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Re: Guatemala departure fees #100968
04/15/05 01:04 PM
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I flew on Tropic from Flores to Belize City and the Guatemalan Gov't charged me $33.00 departure tax???

Re: Guatemala departure fees #100969
04/15/05 01:15 PM
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Ah, there's the crucial piece of information. It was likely some kind of 'airport' tax.

We entered and departed by land thus the difference in experience.

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Re: Guatemala departure fees #100970
04/15/05 01:50 PM
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We went across the border about 13 miles from San Ignacio and it was 10 Q's to get across, and we had a departure fee from Belize! I don't remember how much that was but there was no fee at either border to re-enter Belize.

Re: Guatemala departure fees #100971
04/15/05 07:42 PM
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That would be at Benque Viejo del Carmen. Belize land departure fee is exactly half of the air departure fee. When we crossed that border it was 17USD and change. I think it has gone up since January so be prepared with a few extra dollars.

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Re: Guatemala departure fees #100972
04/15/05 07:54 PM
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If I remember correctly, when we crossed into Guatemala at Benque back in November we paid roughly $35 US ($17.50 each person). I think that's right. On the way back into Belize my passport was stamped and I was good to go but they tried to charge my husband a fee to leave Guatemala. After asking why he had to pay and I didn't when we had come into Guatemala at the exact same time, they let him through without paying the fee.

Re: Guatemala departure fees #100973
04/15/05 09:45 PM
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So between $17.50 and $35.oo pp. Thanks everyone

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