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Belize is Open for Yachting Tourism!

By 2/12/2021


February 10, 2021. The Belize Port Authority announces that maritime borders for yachting tourism is reopening in Belize. The Cabinet has issued the approval for maritime activities - yachting tourism under the following conditions:
  • The Port Authority Act makes it mandatory that a licensed shipping agent is needed to enter the vessel. Note that Shipping Agents with specialized licenses will be authorized to deal primarily with these non-commercial vessels. A set Tariff of no more than US$150 maximum is hereby approved for this service.
  • The authorized maritime ports of entry are to be San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
  • A 72-hours notice is required for entry [all sister agencies are to be informed immediately upon receipt of the NOA: Immigration, Public Health, Tourism, Customs, BAHA].
  • All public health safety protocols related to Covid-19 remain in effect. [A negative Covid test is required to enter Belize. Crew/passengers must take a test before their arrival in Belize. A PCR test can be taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival and a Rapid Antigen test up to 48 hours prior to arrival].”
The Belize Port Authority acknowledges that the reopening of maritime borders requires efficient and safe boarding and vessel clearance practices. Therefore, they are confident that by following the health and safety guidelines that were set out, both locally and internationally, coupled with the established boarding procedures and protocol, the reopening of Belize's maritime borders for yachting tourism can be done safely.

For more details or clarifications on the reopening conditions, feel free to reach out to the Belize Port Authority.


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Same Day
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 Port Authority

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