Protests leading up to Sunday's election in Guatemala

Leading up to tomorrow’s federal election (September 6), thousands have demonstrated in Guatemala against government corruption.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the political tensions leading up to tomorrow’s election and the possibility of protests and demonstrations, as well as significant disruption to traffic and public transportation. To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings or protests.

Is it illegal for foreigners to participate in political activities, such as rallies, and could lead to detention or deportation.