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Belize travel restrictions

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Entry restrictions
Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival at their own expense.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test result. The test must have been taken at most 48 hours before arrival. Accepted tests are: Abbott Panbio, SD Biosensor or Sofia.

Passengers must present a completed Health Form upon arrival or submit the required information on the Belize Health App at most 72 hours before departure. The App can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety .

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Flight Restrictions

published 22.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.

Passengers must install the Belize Health Travel App found at covid19.bz. This will generate a QR Code, which must be presented upon arrival.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.
If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to travel. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process.However, you may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
If you can provide proof of having received two full doses of COVID-19 vaccine on arrival at the airport, you will be exempt from any testing on arrival.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2016)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. vivax exists in some areas of Stan Creek and is negligible elsewhere.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A

Other country requirement(s) (2016)
All travellers arriving from polio-endemic countries as well as Belizeans or persons living in Belize
travelling to countries where polio cases have been confirmed must have a proof of polio vaccination.

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Full Restrictions

  • Belize Latest news: Authorities in Mexico announce restriction on nonessential travel to border with Guatemala and Belize (AP, 18.03.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Belize: The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed. Maritime borders are now open for yachting tourism via the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
    On 18 March, the Government of Mexico partially closed its land borders with Belize, the United States and Guatemala as a preventive measure against COVID-19. This measure applies to non-essential travel across land borders and will be in place from 19 March to 21 April. International air travel is not affected. If you were planning to enter Mexico by land from Belize, you can contact the Mexican Embassy in Belize for more information on the current restrictions.
    There are no direct flights between the UK and Belize. The regulations of countries that you may pass through and / or UK requirements on travel from transit countries may affect your travel. For more information see FCDO Travel Advice
    on the countries through which you may travel or transit.
    • If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App
    • and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    • Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    • (for tourists) Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    • Take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to travel.
    • A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process
    • Although a negative PCR result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process at the international airport, you may be randomly selected for secondary testing. You should arrange to take a private test. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger
    • If you can provide proof of having received two full doses of COVID-19 vaccine on arrival at the airport, you will be exempt from any testing on arrival
    • If entering by sea, you must give 72-hour notice of arrival and use a Shipping Agent specially licensed to enter non-commercial vessels. There is a set tariff of no more than US$150.00
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.
    Whilst travel by air and some seaports has resumed, all Belize land and other sea borders remain closed for entry with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval:
    • Belize nationals and permanent residents,
    • foreign diplomats accredited to Belize,
    • a holder of a valid work permit,
    • a businessperson with investments in Belize,
    • a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize
    If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.
    Everyone must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from Sunday to Thursday nights 10pm to 5am, and Friday and Saturday nights midnight to 5am for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Casinos and gaming establishments are now open
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask
    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures, including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    If you violate these measures, you will be returned to your port of entry at your own expense. If you cannot be returned immediately, you will be placed into mandatory quarantine at a government designated facility which may be at your own expense.
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport and San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia seaports only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards.
    Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival.
    Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation.
    Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority. See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense. All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    23.04.2021
  • Belize Latest news: Authorities in Mexico announce restriction on nonessential travel to border with Guatemala and Belize (AP, 18.03.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Belize: The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed. Maritime borders are now open for yachting tourism via the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
    On 18 March, the Government of Mexico partially closed its land borders with Belize, the United States and Guatemala as a preventive measure against COVID-19. This measure applies to non-essential travel across land borders and will be in place from 19 March to 21 April. International air travel is not affected. If you were planning to enter Mexico by land from Belize, you can contact the Mexican Embassy in Belize for more information on the current restrictions.
    There are no direct flights between the UK and Belize. The regulations of countries that you may pass through and / or UK requirements on travel from transit countries may affect your travel. For more information see FCDO Travel Advice
    on the countries through which you may travel or transit.
    • If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App
    • and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    • Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    • (for tourists) Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    • Take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to travel.
    • A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process
    • Although a negative PCR result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process at the international airport, you may be randomly selected for secondary testing. You should arrange to take a private test. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger
    • If you can provide proof of having received two full doses of COVID-19 vaccine on arrival at the airport, you will be exempt from any testing on arrival
    • If entering by sea, you must give 72-hour notice of arrival and use a Shipping Agent specially licensed to enter non-commercial vessels. There is a set tariff of no more than US$150.00
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.
    Whilst travel by air and some seaports has resumed, all Belize land and other sea borders remain closed for entry with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval:
    • Belize nationals and permanent residents,
    • foreign diplomats accredited to Belize,
    • a holder of a valid work permit,
    • a businessperson with investments in Belize,
    • a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize
    If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.
    Everyone must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask

    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures, including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    If you violate these measures, you will be returned to your port of entry at your own expense. If you cannot be returned immediately, you will be placed into mandatory quarantine at a government designated facility which may be at your own expense.
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport and San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia seaports only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival.
    Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.
    See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense.
    All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    23.03.2021
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    *International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
    *Entry to Belize: The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed. Maritime borders are now open for yachting tourism via the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
    There are no direct flights between the UK and Belize. The regulations of countries that you may pass through and / or UK requirements on travel from transit countries may affect your travel. For more information see FCDO Travel Advice on the countries through which you may travel or transit.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App
    • and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    • Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    • (for tourists) Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    • Take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to travel.
    • A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process
    • Although a negative PCR result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process at the international airport, you may be randomly selected for secondary testing. You should arrange to take a private test. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger
    • If you can provide proof of having received two full doses of COVID-19 vaccine on arrival at the airport, you will be exempt from any testing on arrival
    • If entering by sea, you must give 72-hour notice of arrival and use a Shipping Agent specially licensed to enter non-commercial vessels. There is a set tariff of no more than US$150.00
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the
    Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.
    Whilst travel by air and some seaports has resumed, all Belize land and other sea borders remain closed for entry with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval:
    • Belize nationals and permanent residents,
    • foreign diplomats accredited to Belize,
    • a holder of a valid work permit,

    • a businessperson with investments in Belize,
    • a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize
    If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arival.
    Everyone must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.


    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found
    here and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask

    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures, including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    If you violate these measures, you will be returned to your port of entry at your own expense. If you cannot be returned immediately, you will be placed into mandatory quarantine at a government designated facility which may be at your own expense.
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport and San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia seaports only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival.
    Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the
    Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.
    See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense.
    All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

    Read more
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health
    App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    *International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
    *Entry to Belize: The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed. Maritime borders are now open for yachting tourism via the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
    There are no direct flights between the UK and Belize. The regulations of countries that you may pass through and / or UK requirements on travel from transit countries may affect your travel. For more information see FCDO Travel Advice on the countries through which you may travel or transit.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App
    • and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    • Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    • (for tourists) Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    • Take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to travel.
    • A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process.
    • Although a negative PCR result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process at the international airport, you may be randomly selected for secondary testing. You should arrange to take a private test. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    • If entering by sea, you must give 72-hour notice of arrival and use a Shipping Agent specially licensed to enter non-commercial vessels. There is a set tariff of no more than US$150.00
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board, Travel Belize or Belize Port Authority.

    Whilst travel by air and some seaports has resumed, all Belize land and other sea borders remain closed for entry with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval:
    • Belize nationals and permanent residents,
    • foreign diplomats accredited to Belize,
    • a holder of a valid work permit,
    • a businessperson with investments in Belize,
    • a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize
    If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.
    Everyone must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here
    and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask

    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize. See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense. All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: the wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

    Read more
    17.02.2021
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here
    and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask

    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize. See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense. All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: the wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    11.02.2021
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize:Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors.
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here
    and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people
    • No private parties with people outside your household
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed
    • No selling of alcohol between 10pm and 5am
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation
    • Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
    • Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
    • No social events
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask
    • Schools are closed
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for:
    • Not social distancing
    • Not wearing of masks
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments.
    • Entering Belize illegally
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally.
    • Bribing any member of the security forces
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards.
    Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival.
    Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation.
    Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belize. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense.
    All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    02.02.2021
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is from 8pm to 5am every day for adults and 6pm to 5am every day for minors. Access to Corozal and Orange walk districts are restricted. No person shall enter or exit unless:
    • Going to and from work;
    • Conducting business operations;
    • Food distribution;
    • A medical emergency;
    • Tourism by foreign tourists on tours;
    • Purchasing essential supplies such as food, medication or water;
    The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include:
    • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times;
    • No gatherings of more than 10 people;
    • No private parties with people outside your household;
    • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed;
    • No selling of alcohol between 6pm and 5am;
    • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation;
    • Gymnasiums are closed;
    • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports;
    • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed;
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed;
    • Church services or other services of worship with no more than 10 people (excluding an officiant and two auxiliary personnel) are permitted;
    • No social events;
    • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols;
    • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask;
    • Schools are closed.
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for:
    • Not social distancing;
    • Not wearing of masks;
    • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments;
    • Entering Belize illegally;
    • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally;
    • Bribing any member of the security forces;
    • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize. All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument. See Travel in Belize.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    22.12.2020
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belize: Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This went into effect on Saturday 28 November for an initial 21 days. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day. The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found hereand include: • The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times; • No gatherings of more than 10 people;
    • No private parties with people outside your household; • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed; • Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Open air, outdoor and al fresco restaurants are open but seating capacity is capped at 50% and customers must have a reservation; • Gymnasiums are closed; • No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports; • Non-contact sports are allowed such as tennis, golf, table tennis and other similar sports as long as social distancing protocols imposed;
    • Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed; • Church services or other services of worship with no more than 10 people (excluding an officiant and two auxiliary personnel) are permitted; • No social events; • Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols; • No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask; • Schools are closed. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: • Not social distancing; • Not wearing of masks; • Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments; • Entering Belize illegally; • Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally; • Bribing any member of the security forces; • Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.

    *Tourism: Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    All tourists must comply with the current Statutory Instrument.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport is running with seated only capacity. Public services have also resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    07.12.2020
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Whilst travel by air has resumed, all Belize land and sea borders remain closed for entry into Belize with the following exceptions, all subject to pre-approval: Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a businessperson with investments in Belize, a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry via land or sea ports, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your nearest Belize Consulate or Embassy prior to arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This went into effect on Saturday 28 November for an initial 21 days. The curfew is from 10pm to 5am every day.
    The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.No gatherings of more than 10 persons. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. Schools are closed.
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: Not social distancing. Not wearing of masks. Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. Entering Belize illegally. Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. Bribing any member of the security forces. Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    Tourism – Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Public spaces and services – The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    03.12.2020
  • Belize International Restrictions:
    The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October with strict protocols in place. All Belize land borders remain closed.
    If you wish to travel to Belize, prior to arrival you need to:
    Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of travel to Belize (not before).
    Take a screenshot or print the QR Code and TRIP Number that will be generated when you complete the App – to have readily available on the day of your travel. You will need to show these at check-in, before boarding, and upon arrival in Belize.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard accommodation.
    Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 per passenger.
    If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Belize has announced that the nationwide State of Emergency ended on Friday 4 September. Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.No gatherings of more than 10 persons. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. Schools are closed.
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: Not social distancing. Not wearing of masks. Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. Entering Belize illegally. Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. Bribing any member of the security forces. Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    Tourism – Belize has reopened to tourists (via International Airport only) with a Tourism Gold Standard program, which has been specifically developed for hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other relevant businesses to enhance their health and safety standards. Before travelling, you must book an approved Gold Standard accommodation and present confirmation on arrival. Tourists can move around freely in Belize but are highly encouraged to remain within the safety corridor and use Gold Standard restaurants, tour sights, gift shops and certified transportation. Further information can is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.
    Public spaces and services – The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    04.11.2020
  • Belize Latest News: Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City has reopened; entry restrictions reported (Media reports, 14.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City has reopened. Belize has special entry requirements in place, including a requirement that some categories of travelers need to apply in advance for entry permission before booking travel, and take a COVID-19 (PCR) test in the 72 hours prior to travel. Visit the Belize pre-screen travel website for full details and to apply for entry permission if required.
    Entry to Belize is restricted with different requirements for the following groups: Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize; Persons with business concerns in Belize (non-work permits); Foreign second home owners, Qualified Retired Persons and long term stay non-nationals; Foreign Tourists.
    If you are eligible for entry (except Foreign Tourists), you must apply to visit through www.COVID19.bz and have approval before travelling. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense.
    Foreign tourist entry requirements are (Prior to arrival): Download Belize Health App and complete required information. You will then receive a unique ID to travel within the Tourism Safe Corridor.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard hotel. Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50.
    Movements within Belize will be restricted to: Transport to approved Gold Standard hotel, by your approved ground / air transportation; Participate in approved tours with approved Gold Standard tour operators and guides. If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Belize has announced that the nationwide State of Emergency ended on Friday 4 September. Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.No gatherings of more than 10 persons. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. Schools are closed. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: Not social distancing. Not wearing of masks. Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. Entering Belize illegally. Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. Bribing any member of the security forces. Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants (not to dine in). Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    14.10.2020
  • Belize Latest News: Operations at Philip Goldson International Airport will remain suspended until 1 October (Travel Week, 01.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    All Belize land borders are closed. The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) reopened on 1 October for restricted entry and with strict protocols in place. Entry to Belize is restricted with different requirements for the following groups: Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize; Persons with business concerns in Belize (non-work permits); Foreign second home owners, Qualified Retired Persons and long term stay non-nationals; Foreign Tourists.
    If you are eligible for entry (except Foreign Tourists), you must apply to visit through www.COVID19.bz and have approval before travelling. You may need to quarantine, subject to testing, at your own expense.
    Foreign tourist entry requirements are (Prior to arrival): Download Belize Health App and complete required information. You will then receive a unique ID to travel within the Tourism Safe Corridor.
    Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard hotel. Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50.
    Movements within Belize will be restricted to: Transport to approved Gold Standard hotel, by your approved ground / air transportation; Participate in approved tours with approved Gold Standard tour operators and guides. If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
    Further information is available from the Belize Tourism Board or Travel Belize.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Belize has announced that the nationwide State of Emergency ended on Friday 4 September. Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.No gatherings of more than 10 persons. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. Schools are closed. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: Not social distancing. Not wearing of masks. Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. Entering Belize illegally. Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. Bribing any member of the security forces. Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants (not to dine in). Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    01.10.2020
  • Belize Operations at Philip Goldson International Airport will remain suspended until 1 October (Travel Week, 01.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    On 28 August it was announced the International airport will reopen on 1 October with strict protocols. Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. The Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [https://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.
    Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a business person with investments in Belize and a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced that the nationwide State of Emergency ended on Friday 4 September. Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/] and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.No gatherings of more than 10 persons. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. Schools are closed. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these measures may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year including for: Not social distancing. Not wearing of masks. Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. Entering Belize illegally. Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. Bribing any member of the security forces. Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants (not to dine in). Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    05.09.2020
  • Belize Operations at Philip Goldson International Airport will remain suspended until 1 October (Travel Week, 01.09.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. The Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). On 5 June the Belize Government announced a controlled repatriation programme for Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [https://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.
    Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a business person with investments in Belize and a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye is in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August. On 14 August the Prime Minister announced that the State of Emergency for Belize would be extended to 28 days, from an initial 14. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times.
    The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]:
    Curfew of 9pm to 5am every day. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed.
    The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency. Measures include: Social distancing. Mandatory wearing of masks. Ensuring public transport, public services and commercial companies are held accountable for customers adhering to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates the state of emergency may be liable for large fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry.

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    02.09.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. The Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). On 5 August the Belize Government announced that the Philip Goldson International airport will not reopen on 15 August as previously planned. On 5 June the Belize Government announced a controlled repatriation programme for Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [https://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.
    Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a business person with investments in Belize and a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye is in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August. On 14 August the Prime Minister announced that the State of Emergency for Belize would be extended to 28 days, from an initial 14. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year.
    The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]:
    **Nationwide except Ambergris Caye: Curfew of 9pm to 5am every day. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. No private parties with people outside your household. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only. Gymnasiums are closed. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed. No church services or other services of worship. No social events. Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols. All businesses to close by 8pm every day. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask. ** Ambergris Caye: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]: No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye during the state of emergency; Curfew of 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian; Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited; All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works; Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    28.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, foreign diplomats accredited to Belize, a holder of a valid work permit, a business person with investments in Belize and a consultant or specialist technician required to be in Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [https://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense. Details of the new protocols for visitors are available from the Belize Tourism Board [https://www.belizetourismboard.org/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass are in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August. On 14 August the Prime Minister announced that the State of Emergency for Belize would be extended to 28 days, from an initial 14. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year.
    **Nationwide except Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: Curfew of 9pm to 5am every day. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian; Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited; No private parties with people outside your household; Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed; Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only; Gymnasiums are closed; No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports; Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed; No church services or other services of worship; No social events; Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols; All businesses to close by 8pm every day; No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask.
    **Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass during the state of emergency; Curfew of 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian; Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited; All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works; Restaurants can open for delivery, take away or drive through only.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 10 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    24.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. On 5 August the Belize Government announced that the Philip Goldson International airport will not reopen on 15 August as previously planned.
    Before boarding a flight for Belize, a passenger must download the “Belize Health App” from the link – https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety (See Alert Sources list) to create a unique QR code required for contact tracing. Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.The Government of Belize has closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). Details of the new protocols for visitors are available from the Belize Tourism Board [https://www.belizetourismboard.org/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    he Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass are in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August. On 14 August the Prime Minister announced that the State of Emergency for Belize would be extended to 28 days, from an initial 14. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Nationwide except Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass. The state of emergency Statutory Instrument [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. Curfew of Sunday to Thursday 8pm to 5am and Friday to Saturday 10am to 5am. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, rum shops, casinos and gaming establishments are closed. All restaurants allowing in-dinning must maintain 6 feet between tables. No competitive sporting events or recreational contact sports. All businesses to close by 7pm Sunday to Thursday and by 9pm Friday to Saturday. No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask.
    Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass. The state of emergency Statutory Instrument [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass during the state of emergency; Curfew of 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for unaccompanied minors from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian; Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited; All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works; Restaurants can open for delivery, take out or drive through only.
    The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 25 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    19.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. The date for reopening Philip Goldson International airport has been postponed until at least September 3.
    Entry to Belize is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents, and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass are in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August for 14 days in the first instance. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year.
    **Nationwide except Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: Curfew from Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 5am and Friday to Saturday 12am to 5am. Gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed.
    **Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass during the state of emergency. Curfew from 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for children under sixteen from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works. Restaurants can open for delivery, take out or drive through only. The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 25 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    13.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. The date for reopening Philip Goldson International airport has been postponed until at least September 3.
    On 5 June the Belize Government announced a controlled repatriation programme for Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [http://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass are in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August for 14 days in the first instance. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year.
    **Nationwide except Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: Curfew from Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 5am and Friday to Saturday 12am to 5am. Gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed. **Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass during the state of emergency. Curfew from 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for children under sixteen from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works. Restaurants can open for delivery, take out or drive through only. The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 25 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    10.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. On 5 August the Belize Government announced that the Philip Goldson International airport will not reopen on 15 August as previously planned.
    On 5 June the Belize Government announced a controlled repatriation programme for Belize nationals, permanent residents and foreign diplomats accredited to Belize. If you are eligible for entry, you must have approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by completing an application [http://repatriation.covid19.bz/Forms/Landing] and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days at your own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide State of Emergency. Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass are in complete lockdown. This went into effect at midnight on Friday 7 August for 14 days in the first instance. The wearing of masks and social distancing remains mandatory at all times. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, including social distancing, the mandatory wearing of masks and other such rules. Public transport, public services and commercial companies will held accountable for ensuring customers adhere to the law. Anyone (or organisation) who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught entering Belize illegally will face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year. Anyone caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally will also face a large fine or imprisonment for up to one year.
    **Nationwide except Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: Curfew from Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 5am and Friday to Saturday 12am to 5am. Gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited. Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed. **Ambergris Caye, and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass: The state of emergency Statutory Instrument enforces: No person shall enter or exit Ambergris Caye and Orange Walk villages: Santa Martha; Shipyard and Guinea Grass during the state of emergency. Curfew from 8pm to 5am everyday. Curfew for children under sixteen from 6pm to 5am everyday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. All non essential businesses are closed including all construction works. Restaurants can open for delivery, take out or drive through only. The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory at all times. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open (with a maximum of 25 people). This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    07.08.2020
  • Belize *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. Belize’s international airport will reopen 15 August allowing passengers who prove they have tested negative for Covid-19 to enter the country via a “fast track” lane. Visitors will be asked to download a Belize Health App and complete the required information before departure. Visitors will receive QR codes with unique ID numbers, which will be used for contact tracing during their stay. Visitors will be encouraged to take a Covid-19 test before departure; those who have tested negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of arrival will be allowed immediate entry with no quarantine. Until this date, and since 23 March, the Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). A State of Emergency of 30 days restricting travel and implementing additional social distancing measures was partially lifted. Although certain restrictions were lifted after the 30 days many restrictions still remain in place. Borders are currently closed for non-essential services including travel. It is uncertain of when commercial flights will be available out and into Belize.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The countrywide State of Emergency ended on 1 July, however the mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing at all times remains. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open. This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    29.07.2020
  • Belize Government to relax curfew; state of emergency to end 30 June (Breaking Belize News, 11.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Belize remain very limited. Belize’s international airport will reopen 15 Aug allowing passengers who prove they have tested negative for Covid-19 to enter the country via a “fast track” lane. Visitors will be asked to download a Belize Health App and complete the required information before departure. Visitors will receive QR codes with unique ID numbers, which will be used for contact tracing during their stay. Visitors will be encouraged to take a Covid-19 test before departure; those who have tested negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of arrival will be allowed immediate entry with no quarantine. Until this date, and since 23 March, the Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). A State of Emergency of 30 days restricting travel and implementing additional social distancing measures was partially lifted. Although certain restrictions were lifted after the 30 days many restrictions still remain in place. Borders are currently closed for non-essential services including travel. It is uncertain of when commercial flights will be available out and into Belize.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The countrywide State of Emergency ended on 1 July, however the mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing at all times remains. The statutory instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here [https://www.pressoffice.gov.bz/statutory-instruments/]. The wearing of face masks and social distancing is mandatory. Public transport and public services have resumed and commercial businesses are open. This includes shops, hotels, and restaurants. Protocols have been put in place to adhere to social distancing and hand sanitising on entry. Please follow the guidance at each location.

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    10.07.2020
  • Belize Government to relax curfew; state of emergency to end 30 June (Breaking Belize News, 11.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    With effect from 23 March, the Government of Belize closed all borders including suspending all international flights to the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City). A State of Emergency of 30 days restricting travel and implementing additional social distancing measures was partially lifted. Although certain restrictions were lifted after the 30 days many restrictions still remain in place. Borders are currently closed for non-essential services including travel. It is uncertain of when commercial flights will be available out and into Belize.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There is a nationwide state of emergency in place that went into effect at midnight on Wednesday 1 April including a curfew from 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday and 9pm to 5am Friday and Saturday. Belize has started to relax it’s restriction under the state of emergency including allowing access to beach, swimming in the sea and public rivers, and the opening of hotels and restaurants. Masks and social distancing remain mandatory. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the state of emergency, physical distancing, quarantining on arrival and other such rules. Anyone who violates these may be liable for fines and imprisonment for up to one year.

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    26.06.2020
  • Belize Airports in Belize are closed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Belize.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in Belize.

    International restrictions:

    All borders are closed. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico. Belize closed to international flights. Land, air and sea transportation will resume in the country only for essential workers and purposes. Government offices will reopen, additional businesses shutdown will be able to operate during certain hours, and the special Sunday quarantine has been lifted. Masks must be worn by all travellers.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport opened limited domestic flights on 11 May. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 remains in place, enforced by the security forces. The country remains in lockdown and a state of emergency has been extended until at least 30 June. On 14 May, some restrictions were lifted. Cross-district travel is allowed, domestic travel permitted, hotels reopened. Open-air restaurants will reopen on 15 May. All businesses must follow sanitary measures and social distancing.

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    05.06.2020
  • Belize

    International restrictions:

    All borders are closed. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico. Belize closed to international flights. Land, air and sea transportation will resume in the country only for essential workers and purposes. Government offices will reopen, additional businesses shutdown will be able to operate during certain hours, and the special Sunday quarantine has been lifted. Masks must be worn by all travellers.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport opened limited domestic flights on 11 May. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 remains in place, enforced by the security forces. The country remains in lockdown and a state of emergency has been extended until at least 30 June. On 14 May, some restrictions were lifted. Cross-district travel is allowed, domestic travel permitted, hotels reopened. Open-air restaurants will reopen on 15 May. All businesses must follow sanitary measures and social distancing.

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    25.05.2020
  • Belize

    International restrictions:

    All borders are closed. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico. Belize closed to international flights. Land, air and sea transportation will resume in the country only for essential workers and purposes. Government offices will reopen, additional businesses shutdown will be able to operate during certain hours, and the special Sunday quarantine has been lifted. Masks must be worn by all

    Internal restrictions:

    On 14 May, some restrictions were lifted. Cross-district travel is allowed, domestic travel permitted, hotels reopened. Open-air restaurants will reopen on 15 May. All businesses must follow sanitary measures and social distancing.

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    15.05.2020
  • Belize ll airports in Belize are closed.

    International restrictions:

    All borders were closed on 21 March for a period of 30 days. Belizean nationals, residents and diplomats residing in the country will be granted entry through the Santa Elena border crossing with Mexico.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 remains in place, enforced by the security forces.
    The country remains in lockdown and a state of emergency has been extended until at least 30 June.

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    10.05.2020
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