International travel to Guatemala resumed September 18; Americans Welcomed Back to Casa Vieja Lodge

International travelers, including U.S. citizens, are permitted into Guatemala as of September 18th, 2020. All persons entering Guatemala by air must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival, and air carriers may request proof of negative test upon departure from the United States. U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine.

One of our favorite places to stay and fish in the world, Casa Vieja Lodge, is open to guests and welcomes Americans. Casa Vieja Lodge is a classically styled sportsman’s retreat surrounded by landscaped gardens and tropical foliage providing the ultimate in privacy. While you’re there, you have the opportunity to fish on one of the most famous 40’ Gamefisherman to date – Rum Line.

Approaching sailfish season, double and triple hookups are common October thru August. The average Pacific Sailfish released are in the 80-120lb range. Other common catches in Guatemala are blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, and wahoo, depending on season.

The Guatemalan government’s mandatory curfew remains in effect, running 9:00 p.m. each evening through 4:00 a.m. the following day. Every individual in Guatemala – including U.S. citizens – is required to remain inside their domicile during curfew hours (with exceptions for health and security, restaurant delivery services, certain media and legal personnel in pursuit of their duties, and patients receiving urgent treatment for chronic conditions).

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