Repatriation

Controlled Repatriation for Displaced Belizeans Abroad

By Government of Belize 5/16/2020

COVID-19 CONTROLLED REPATRIATION FOR DISPLACED BELIZEANS ABROAD. If you are a Belizean who has been unable to return home to Belize due to the closure of our borders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will now be able to do so BUT with prior coordination and approval with the Government of Belize.

From Monday, 18 May 2020, displaced Belizeans can visit the Covid19.bz website and complete the application form and the COVID-19 Screening Application. These MUST be completed and submitted electronically in order for you to be considered for a coordinated return to Belize. A link to the forms will also be available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at www.mfa.gov.bz.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL TO BELIZE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL

What you can expect

Step 1 – YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORMS:

Application Form for Belizeans Displaced Abroad COVID-19 Screening Application Form. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

Step 2 – YOU RECEIVE APPROVAL TO RETURN TO BELIZE.

(Note that approvals will be phased and controlled and are subject to the discretion of the quarantine authority.)

Step 3 – YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

Step 4 - SEND CONFIRMATION OF INTENDED ARRIVAL (PGIA/LAND) TO:

consularbelize@mfa.gov.bz

Remember to stay updated on official information concerning COVID-19. Visit the Government of Belize Press Office website at www.pressoffice.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.


Will I be quarantined when I return?
Yes, all citizens who are allowed re-entry will be subject to quarantine at an approved facility.
Who will pay for the quarantine expenses?
You will be responsible to cover the full costs of your quarantine.
Can I be quarantined at home?
No, in most cases you will not be allowed to quarantine at home. Exceptions may be given to those who have other health conditions such as cancer patients. This will be at the discretion of the quarantine authority. You should NOT plan on being able to quarantine at home.

Government of Belize

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