1. Belize Covid-19 Updates
  2. Press Release

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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Guest Name:
Dorian Rivero

Belize Port Authority

I do not understand how to have a covid 19 pcr test within 48hrs if leaving from the US takes 7 days to get there by sail.