1. Belize Covid-19 Updates
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Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Entry into Belize Regardless of Vaccination

By 8/6/2021

Beliz City, Belize, Thursday, August 5, 2021: Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, all travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, entering Belize from other countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test.

All traveling entering Belize at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PICR test taking within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from any approved Antigen Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of travel. If no test is presented, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport for a fee of USD $50 per passenger. Children under the age of 5 years will not be required to present a negative test; but, children 5 years and older will be required to present a negative test.

All travelers entering Belize through the Northern and Western Land Borders will be administered a Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness at their own expense. No external COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test will be accepted at these points of entry.

These measures are being put in place in view of the increased risks posed by the recent variants of the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to protect both international visitors and the local population.

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Guest Name:
Dorian Rivero

Belize Tourism Board

Contact: Mike Hernandez
Communication and PR Officer
PHONE: 501-227-2420 FAX: 501-227-2423 TOLL FREE: 1-800-624-0686
Website: belizetourismboard.org
Email: pr@belizetourismboard.org
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 325, #64 Regent Street, Belize City, Belize

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association, and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travelers, members of the travel trade industry, and media outlets in key markets. The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship, and instill high-quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.

Nobody cares what your mission statement is. How about instead of wasting your breath telling us how committed you are to everything you don’t do, make an approved covid test list. You are requiring an “approved” rapid or antigen test but nowhere do you mention what those are.