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Adjustment to Entry Protocol for Tourists traveling in the Safe Corridor

By 9/29/2020

As we near October 1 and the reopening of the international airport, the entry protocols continue to be reviewed to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible for our visitors.  On this premise, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to provide the following update on the entry protocols for tourists entering Belize via the Safe Corridor, effective October 1st:
 
  • If a tourist arrives with a negative PCR Test taken within 72 hours of boarding the flight, they will be able to proceed to the "fast track" lane for expedited arrival processing.

  • Tourists arriving without a COVID-19 test will be swabbed at the airport but will continue to be processed through Immigration and Customs, and then exit the airport via the Safe Corridor using approved air or ground transportation. Visitors will receive their test results at their Gold Standard hotel via the Ministry of Health. 
 
This adjustment will minimize processing time at the airport and will allow for a smoother and faster flow.  All employees working within the Safe Corridor are reminded to adhere to all Gold Standard safety protocols and operate as if though everyone is positive.
 
Should a passenger test positive, they will be required to quarantine at their Gold Standard hotel until the Ministry of Health gives them clearance.
 
Please continue to visit www.belizetourismboard.org for destination updates.

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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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. Payment must be made online to book this service. Testing available countrywide starting on January 24th.

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.

Average turnaround time for receiving results is 30 minutes to 2 hours.

This test is required to board your outbound flight when departing Belize.

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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