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The Philip Goldson International Airport Successfully Reopens

By 10/1/2020

October 1st, 2020 ushered in a positive start to the phased re-opening of the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) by welcoming 82 arrivals. This successful opening was made possible by efforts across the public and private sector to prioritize the safety of those arriving and those on the ground welcoming passengers to Belize.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that there were no positive COVID-19 test results. Nonetheless, Belizeans, permanent residents and all others heading into the community are expected to self-quarantine at home for 10 days and are strongly encouraged to wear masks, maintain social distancing of six feet where possible, regularly wash hands, refrain from touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and carefully disinfect and regularly wipe down all shared surfaces for their safety and the safety of those around them.

Persons planning to enter Belize by air via the PGIA must:
  • Register your intention to return to Belize at https://prescreentravel.covid19.bz/Home/Landing
    Certain categories of travellers will require clearance. Requirements pertaining to types of travellers are also available at the link above.

  • Download and complete the Belize Travel Health App and save the QR Code and TRIP number issued to show your airline at check-in and upon entry to Belize.
It should be noted that in this third reopening phase that other than cargo, land and sea ports of entry remain closed to travellers at this time. Therefore, persons needing to enter or depart Belize via Benque Viejo del Carmen or Corozal must continue to obtain clearance via repatriation@mfa.gov.bz to coordinate their safe transit.

This marks an important moment in Belize’s efforts to encourage economic re-growth while safeguarding the health of all Belizeans and visitors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Remember to stay updated on official information concerning COVID-19. Visit the Government of Belize Press Office website at www.pressoffice.gov.bz; or the Facebook pages for the Ministry of Health, the Director of Health Services, and the Government of Belize Press Office; or call the Ministry of Health’s hotline at 0-800-MOH-CARE.


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