Villa Nueva Secure Transportation Services
ETS Security Overview – Guatemala
The political situation in Guatemala is considered to stable and there is currently in place a democratically elected government. However, there has been allegation corruption at the government level which has led to demonstrations. Demonstrations are generally peaceful but have on occasion descended into violence. Economically Guatemala has the largest and most stable economies in Central America where the government has increased financial growth to see a strong economy.
Crime in Guatemala has one of the highest crime rates in Latin America. Specifically, the country has very high violent crime rates the travelers should be aware of. Although the majority of serious crime involves local gangs, incidents are usually indiscriminate and can occur in tourist areas. Theft and armed robbery are the most common problems encountered by overseas visitors. Travelers should be alert to criminals impersonating police officers. Express kidnapping does happen and is more frequent in Las Luces and San Jose Pinula. There have been reports of tourists becoming victims of theft, extortion, or sexual assault by criminals dressed in police uniforms. Car-jacking and armed hold-ups are increasingly common on the main roads between Guatemala City and the border with El Salvador. Narco-trafficking, transnational organized crime groups, and gangs are present throughout the country and influence local and regional dynamics. It is advised to avoid traveling at night due to the increased likelihood of carjackings especially in remote areas and border locations.
Driving standards are variable so always drive defensively wherever you are in the country. Main roads are generally in good condition but road conditions can deteriorate on when traveling on quieter roads and the chance of carjacking increases as does the chance of being attacks.
It is also important to note that road conditions do deteriorate significantly in the event of incremental weather or other natural disasters. Heavy rains can flood roads and mudslides can block roads especially in the rainy season from June to November.
Guatemala is subject to various natural disasters such as volcanoes, minor earthquakes, and hurricanes. All of which can have a dramatic impact on the ability to travel.
As part of our service all clients have free access to our ExploreSecure® eLearning Travel Security Training pre-departure.
ETS Experience – Guatemala
ETS has operated in Guatemala for some years now where we have served high profile clients such as Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals as some examples. We have provided all of our services on offer to ensure their needs were met and our delivery was of the highest standard which resulted in very successful outcomes.
Guatemala Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Services
Executive Protection and Secure Ground Transportation Services provided by ETS Risk Management in Guatemala help mitigate and manage inherent risk. ETS has local security consultants with excellent working knowledge and impressive experience of providing security services in Guatemala. We have comprehensive Executive Protection and Secure Transportation coverage throughout the country, able to service a comprehensive range of risk management provisions, all with excellent local, vetted, and proven suppliers.
ETS has provided numerous executive protection operations for business travelers, NGOs, and corporates in Villa Nueva, and throughout Guatemala.
Armored Vehicle Services in Guatemala
Our ETS team in Villa Nueva has access to secure transportation for you whether you require non-armored vehicles, low profile, or armored vehicles with English speaking security drivers. Click on the following links to learn more about Armored Vehicle considerations and Armored Vehicle Ratings.
Secure Airport Transfers – Villa Nueva
ETS can support all airport transfers in Villa Nueva with local security drivers and executive protection teams. We facilitate security airport transfers for a range of clients and are preferred suppliers to a number of Fortune 500 clients. Our security drivers and/or executive protection teams provide a low-profile meet and greet service and enable secure movement to/from airports and hotels. Armored vehicles and armed Executive Protection are available on-demand.
Security Services Offered in Guatemala
- Secure Ground Transportation
- Unarmed/Armed Security officers
- Unarmed and Armed Executive Protection Personnel
- Local Drivers – Spanish & English speaking
- Armored and Non-Armored Vehicles
- Site Security Surveys
- Risk Assessments
- Travel Risk Management