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Travel advice to Guatemala amended

Our travel advice to Guatemala has been amended. The advice now warns of likely travel disruption following Tropical Storm Agatha and the Pacaya volcanic eruption

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Much of the country remains affected by the damage caused by torrential rain from Tropical Storm Agatha on 28 May and 29 May. Many roads have been affected by landslides and flooding. In many parts of the country bridges have been washed away. Although the main international airport is now open, further travel disruption is likely, including as a result of the ongoing volcanic activity in the region. Travellers should liaise with their airline and monitor the local media for updates on the situation.

Pacaya volcano, roughly 40km south of Guatemala City, erupted on 27 May. The eruption produced significant ash clouds and falling sand in the surrounding area, including Guatemala City. Travellers are advised against travelling near the volcano until the authorities have declared the area open to tourists.

Published 3 June 2010