How to Prepare for Your Dental Vacation

Guatemala Dental Vacation

We understand that traveling to another country requires a lot of preparation, especially when you’re traveling for a medical reason. This is why our Dental Concierge Service is available to help with all of your travel planning and dental vacation preparation needs. Our goal is to make your visit as easy as possible. So, we’ve created a handy checklist to help you prepare for your dental vacation:

passport, Have a valid passport

Have a valid passport

Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of travel. If it is about to expire, you should have it renewed before you travel. If you are traveling from the U.S., there is no need to obtain a visa to visit Guatemala if you are staying for less than 90 days.

travel insurance

Purchase travel insurance

Travel insurance protects you against unforeseen events, such as tropical storms, cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft, etc. The cost of good travel insurance is generally worth the security it provides. Visit travelguard.com for more information.

US dollars

U.S. dollars are accepted almost everywhere

U.S. dollars can be changed at any bank and are accepted as payment at many businesses catering to tourists. ATMs can be found in the city and in most tourist areas. It is very easy to withdraw cash at these locations or to pay with your credit card.

dental records

Bring important dental documents with you

Prior dental records, x-rays, or information that could be relevant to our dentists should be brought with you to our dental office. It is also a good idea to pack a medical summary (information regarding any conditions, illnesses, or medical issues, list of medications, and emergency contacts) in case of an emergency during your travels.

important documents

Make copies of important documents

Bring with you a photocopy of your passport and your immunization records. Make sure to keep the copies in a location that is separate from the actual documents in case you lose them and need a replacement.

dental prescriptions

Refill your prescriptions before you leave on your trip

If you take prescription medication, be sure to have it refilled before you leave for Guatemala to ensure that you have more than enough medication for your entire stay. You also need to protect your medication from humidity and heat by storing it in a cool, dry place. If you have expensive prescriptions, bring them along to Guatemala. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that your expensive prescriptions in the USA are very affordable in Guatemala.