All You Need To Know About Traveling To Belize During COVID-19
Answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Can Belizean citizens travel to Belize?
Returning citizens and legal residents of Belize can travel home via airport repatriation. Currently this option is only available to these groups. They may re-enter the country through the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). Plans have been made to reopen the airport for leisure travel on October 1, 2020.
Can tourists and foreign nationals travel to Belize?
Belize will reopen for tourists and foreign nationals on October 1, 2020. They may enter the country on either commercial or private chartered flights via the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). This will be the only allowed entry point at that time.
Are there any travel bans on specific countries?
Only visitors from approved countries will be allowed into Belize. The Government of Belize will issue a list of such nations. This list will be re-evaluated and updated regularly based on changing health conditions.
Are COVID-19 tests required to enter Belize?
Yes. Everyone who wishes to enter Belize must provide a negative test result. This includes Belizean citizens and legal residents as well as tourists, and must be provided within the 72-hour window prior to their arrival into the country.
What happens if I don’t have a negative test upon arrival?
If an arriving passenger, whether citizen, resident or foreign national, does not provide proof of a negative test results within 72 hours prior to arrival, they will be immediately required (at their own cost) to take a rapid test given by Belize’s Ministry of Health at the airport. A positive test result for Covid-19 will require the traveler to be quarantined at a site approved of by the Government of Belize. The quarantine period will be determined by Belize’s Ministry of Health and all expenses incurred must be paid by the traveler in question.
Do I need to wear a face mask in Belize?
Face masks are required in all public places.
Is public transportation open in Belize?
Yes. Public transportation is available via buses, water taxis and domestic airlines. Social distancing is maintained in queue, and a face mask is required to be worn at all times.
Are food service establishments open in Belize?
Yes. Restaurants, bars, and cafes in Belize are open, but are required to practice social distancing and so will be at a limited capacity. Individual restaurants may take additional measures.
Are businesses and tourist attractions open in Belize?
Yes, with certain restrictions. Social distancing is required and people must wear face masks. Capacity restrictions have been placed on all public sites to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. This will result in smaller group sizes which will provide travelers with a more intimate tour experience..
What important contact numbers should I have when traveling to Belize in case of an emergency?
Ministry of Health Hotline: 0-800-MOH-CARE (664-2273)
Belize Tourism Board Information Line: 1-800-624-0686
Coronavirus Case Statistics for Belize
Belize has recorded low cases numbers of COVID-19, with one of the lowest for the Americas and Caribbean.
Total Number of Cases: 1501
Total Number of Recovered Cases: 540
Total Number of Death: 19