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Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

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Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Hi there,

I posted about this topic earlier today, but am posting again as it was removed for some reason?

My boyfriend and I are supposed to be travelling to Guatemala for two weeks from Monday, June 11th-June 25th and were wondering if we should postpone this trip due to the volcano eruption?

Any advice from people who are there now, or know someone who is would be extremely helpful.

Thanks so much in advance!

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1. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

What I can share is only based on people I know in Antigua and at Lake Atitlan.

They report to me that Antigua is good and The Lake never experienced any ash or issues.

I’m sure that others will be able to share their experience in the same areas and in other areas.

I can also add that I’m going down with family and friends in July.

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2. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Thank you so much for your response :)

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3. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

We were never affected at the lake. Right in Antigua, it was mostly a matter of clean-up. No reason to postpone.

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4. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Thank you so much for your response! Really helps ease our minds on heading over on Monday.

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5. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Monterrico isn't on my best places list anyway, but right now it's hard to get to because of the eruption.

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6. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Your post was removed due to the fact you posted it in several different places, which is a violation of the forum guidelines, and is also annoying.

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7. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

You can see what the weather is like in Antigua (which is closest to Fuego) by checking out a live webcam: https:/…A9quez-volcan-de-agua

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8. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Thanks :)

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9. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Enjoy your trip and know that you are helping by continuing to support the local economy through your tourism dollars. If you have some extra room in your bag bring supplies (it shouldn't be too hard in Antigua to find a place to donate them to). Happy travels!

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10. Re: Is it safe to travel to Guatemela in next week

Hi there,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have been in Antigua the past three days and are absolutely loving it! There is no ash and air quality is just fine :)! We thank everyone for helping us make the decision to come to Antigua - Don't change your travel plans and miss out on such a beautiful city. Lots of places to donate to the ones affected. Can go to any grocery store and get non perishables, toiletries and water :)!

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