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Belize Health and Safety Protocols for Travellers (Updated 03 June 2021)

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The Belize Tourism Board recently shared updates to the official Belize health and safety protocols for travellers to the country.  If you are planning to visit the country please be aware of the following updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

These updates are available in a comprehensive question and answer document on the Belize Travel Board website. Here are the top five questions and answers that potential travellers to Belize should be aware of.

1. Can I Visit Belize?

Yes. You can visit Belize as long as you adhere to the following protocols:

  1. If you are vaccinated, you must travel with your official vaccine card which shows that you have been vaccinated at least two weeks prior to travel
  2. If you are not vaccinated, you must provide a negative test result from one of the following:
    • Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel
    • Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test taken within 48 hours of travel
    • Covid-19 test taken upon arrival (Cost is USD 50.00)
  3. Complete the Customs and Immigration Form on your flight

2. Do Children Have to Present Negative Test Results?

Children who are 5 years and older, must present a negative COVID test result. However, children under the age of 5 do not have to present negative test results.

3. What the Current Travel Restrictions to Enter Belize?

Travellers who originate or transit through the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will not be allowed to enter the country.

4. Where Can I Stay in Belize?

All travellers to Belize must book their stay at a Gold Standard Hotel. View the full list on the Travel Belize website. Some of the hotels on the list are:

  1. Aqua Vista Beachfront Suites (San Pedro)
  2. Bamboleo Inn Belize (Belize City)
  3. Banana Bank Lodge (Cayo)
  4. Barefoot Beach Belize (Caye Caulker)
  5. Belize Budget Suites (San Pedro)
  6. Chabil Mar Villas (Stann Creek District)
  7. Hickatee Cottages (Punta Gorda)
  8. Mahogany Bay Resort (San Pedro)
  9. Tilt-Ta-Dock Resort (Corozal)
  10. Xanadu Island Resort (San Pedro)

5. What Are the Current Belize Health and Safety Protocols for Travellers?

The country’s health and safety protocols will keep both residents and visitors safe from the coronavirus. As a result, guests should note these protocols. Some of them are:

  1. Wearing masks in public spaces
  2. Maintain safe distances from other people (physical distancing) in all public spaces
  3. The Tourism Gold Standard Program which includes the implementation of:
    • Hand sanitizing stations
    • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of public spaces and surfaces
    • Capacity restrictions for all tourism sites
    • Smaller groups for tours and activities

For additional health and safety protocols in Belize, please visit the COVID-19 Update for Travellers page.

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