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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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Required for RETURN to the USA
Required by the US Government. Testing service for compliance with CDC travel requirements. The Belize Ministry of Health has approved testing for travelers through private facilities ... moreand mobile testing units. Our preferred provider is Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 testing services in Belize with locations available countrywide. Book Now to save your spot.

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Get tested before your departure date to avoid delays at the airport. Keep your results handy and be prepared to show them when required at the airport. This testing requirement applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

To reduce introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, CDC issued an Order effective January 26, 2021. It requires all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result OR documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
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Location:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, San Ignacio Town, Hopkins, Placencia, Belize City, Belmopan, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Orange Walk Town, Corozal Town, Other (or unknown)
Ali Wunderman
Ali Wunderman joins us in the studio for a conversation about the new Belize covid-19 travel restrictions and her experience traveling back to Belize for the first time during the ... morepandemic. We discuss the new travel protocols and her experience arriving in Belize and visiting different areas of the country. With travel to Belize now fully reopened, including the return of cruise tourism in July 2021, there are some updated protocols and procedures that travelers should be aware of. Ali walks us through her experience and explains why traveling to Belize is as easy as 1-2-3.
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Ali Wunderman

Belize Tourism Board

Contact: Mike Hernandez
Communication and PR Officer
PHONE: 501-227-2420 FAX: 501-227-2423 TOLL FREE: 1-800-624-0686
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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.

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