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Availability of COVID-19 Testing for Travelers to the United States

By 1/20/2021


Starting January 26, 2021, the CDC will require all airline passengers to the United States, ages two years and older, to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen test taken within three days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel.

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Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements. U.S. citizens who may not be able to satisfy the requirements should depart immediately or prepare to be unable to return to the United States until such time as they can meet the requirements.

Availability of Testing in Belize

The Government of Belize Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced the expansion of testing to include all persons requiring a negative COVID-19 test to enter other countries. 

The Belize Tourism Board has also announced that same-day testing will be available at Philip Goldson International Airport for any departing passengers. Please monitor their website for cost information and updates.

Rapid Antigen testing will also be offered on-site at various hotels across the country by health facilities that have been approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The following are vetted private labs currently offering same-day results for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test that can be used for travel purposes. This list of testing facilities is not comprehensive and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of any particular facility.

Testing Facilities in Belize:

Belmopan

Belmopan Medical Center Laboratory; Tel 822-3179

  • Cost $150 BZD
  • Appointments only
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD

St. Luke’s Hospital Laboratory; Tel 822-2379

  • Cost $150 BZD
  • Walk-ins or appointments accepted
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD

Belize City

Belize Medical Associates; Tel 223-0303

  • Cost $250 BZD
  • Walk-ins or appointments accepted
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Additional cost for after-hours or weekend testing

Belize Healthcare Partners; Tel 223-7870

  • Cost $150 BZD walk-ins or appointments accepted
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD

San Pedro

BMA San Pedro; Tel: 226-2262

  • Cost $250 BZD
  • Appointments only
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Test can be done after hours and weekends at an additional cost

Dangriga/Independence

Southern Clinical Lab (Dangriga); Tel: 615-6416 or Email: sclabind@gmail.com

  • Cost $150 BZD
  • Appointments only
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Contact Lab Tech: Denise Johnston

St Michael Clinical Laboratory; Tel: 661-9096 or 522-3179 

  • Cost $150 BZD
  • Appointments only
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Contact Lab Manager Charles Solis

Placencia

Placencia Medical Services; Tel: 622-7648 or 626-1118

  • Cost $150 BZD plus $55 BZD lab transportation fee to Independence. Results available within 4 hours
  • Appointment preferred due to social distancing requirements. No more than 2-3 people at the clinic at the same time.
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Corozal

Pro Health Alliance Lab Corozal; Tel: 422-5222

  • Cost $150 BZD
  • Appointments only
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Manager : Mr Juvencio Chan

If you need more information, visit the U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize, website.


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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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