How it works:
- Version 1: on the bridge before the border, you may encounter uniformed officials who demand a 20 Quetzals exit fee.
- Version 2: corrupt customs officials may also demand you pay a 20 Quetzals fee when entering/exiting Guatemala.
Places to beware:
- Melchor de Mencos: Belize – Guatemala border
What to do:
- Do not pay. At the counter, ask for a receipt or offer to pay by credit card and you will be let go (as these will then be recorded).