Guatemalan passport holders can travel the Schengen Area without a visa for up to 90 days. This implies that Guatemalans are not need to visit a European embassy or consulate before travelling to any of the member nations.
There will be a new travel permit for Guatemalan nationals and other visa-exempt tourists beginning in November 2023. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System, or ETIAS, is being launched by the EU. This visa waiver programme scheme will be introduced in November 2023, and Guatemalan citizens will be allowed to apply prior to departure.
WHAT ARE GUATEMALANS REQUIRED TO DO BEFORE HEADING TO EUROPE?
Guatemalan citizens do not require a Schengen visa to visit Europe. While this will remain unchanged, Guatemalan nationals will be allowed to apply for an ETIAS permit beginning in November 2023. The straightforward online form may be filled out using a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. ETIAS is not a visa, and applicants are not required to go to an embassy or consulate.
The European Travel Information and Authorisation System will test applicants against a variety of security databases. Guatemalans who pass the screening procedures will be allowed permission to travel to the Schengen Area.
ETIAS will enable European authorities to register and pre-screen all visa-exempt travellers, preventing anyone who may pose a security risk from entering Schengen borders.
Guatemalan nationals will be required to apply for an ETIAS in order to be admitted to any and all Schengen Area member nations. Each nation does not require a separate visa waiver. Applicants identify the country of initial entrance on the ETIAS form; once in Europe, they can visit any of the countries covered by the Schengen visa policy.
ETIAS allows holders to travel to all 22 EU member nations, four European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) members, and some European microstates.