Vaccination for Guatemala
June 12, 2018

WHO em­pha­sizes that all trav­ellers (do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional) should be up to date with rou­tine vac­ci­na­tions.

Trav­ellers should be ad­vised to check that they have been fully vac­ci­nated against measles, rubella, mumps, diph­the­ria, tetanus, per­tus­sis (whoop­ing cough) and po­liomyelitis be­fore start­ing their travel. Non-im­mu­nized or in­com­pletely im­mu­nized trav­ellers should be of­fered the rou­tine vac­ci­na­tions rec­om­mended in their na­tional im­mu­niza­tion sched­ules, in ad­di­tion to those needed for in­ter­na­tional travel.

Check the vac­cines and med­i­cines list and visit your doc­tor (ide­ally, 6 months) be­fore your trip to get vac­cines or med­i­cines you may need.

Eat and drink safely

Un­clean food and wa­ter can cause trav­el­er's di­ar­rhea and other dis­eases. Re­duce your risk by stick­ing to safe food and wa­ter con­sump­tion habits.


  • Food that is cooked and served hot
  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Fruits and veg­eta­bles you have washed in clean wa­ter or peeled your­self
  • Pas­teur­ized dairy prod­ucts

Don't Eat

  • Food served at room tem­per­a­ture
  • Food from street ven­dors
  • Raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs
  • Raw or un­der­cooked (rare) meat or fish
  • Un­washed or un­peeled raw fruits and veg­eta­bles
  • Un­pas­teur­ized dairy prod­ucts
  • ”Bush­meat” (mon­keys, bats, or other wild game)


  • Bot­tled wa­ter with un­bro­ken seal
  • Wa­ter that has been dis­in­fected
  • Ice made with bot­tled or dis­in­fected wa­ter
  • Car­bon­ated drinks
  • Hot cof­fee or tea
  • Pas­teur­ized milk

Don’t Drink

  • Tap or well wa­ter
  • Ice made with tap or well wa­ter
  • Drinks made with tap or well wa­ter (such as re­con­sti­tuted juice)
  • Un­pas­teur­ized milk