Littler Global Guide - Guatemala - Q3 2020

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Restriction of Movement Based on State of Public Calamity

New Order or Decree

Author: Marco Antonio Cruz, Associate – BDS, Member of Littler Global

A new presidential decree, issued on July 26, 2020, due to the public health crisis and that came into force on September 18, imposes restrictions on movement and activities within the Republic of Guatemala, based on whether the nature of the activity relates to family, social or recreation. National and international flights duly authorized will be allowed.

30-Day Extension of State of Public Calamity

New Regulation or Official Guidance

Author: Marco Antonio Cruz, Associate – BDS, Member of Littler Global

On August 27, 2020, the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala ratified Government Decree 17-2020, which became effective September 10, 2020. Said Decree extends the term of the State of Public Calamity for thirty more days from September 5 to October 4, 2020. People over 60 years of age must be treated preferentially at the time of making any type of procedure. The only exception for the prohibitions on meetings or activities applies to religious celebration services.

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