Belize COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Travel Updates

Everything you need to know before you visit Belize.

Last Update: May 4, 2022

Notice: All visitors must now purchase local Belize Travel Health Insurance.
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Travel Requirements

Testing Requirements
Arrival: Testing is NOT REQUIRED with proof of full vaccination or for children under 5. Unvaccinated travelers must test negative for entry.

Insurance: Everyone must have a local Belize Travel Health Insurance policy.Discounted Booking Service

Departure: All US-bound travelers must present a negative test prior to boarding their return flight in Belize.

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Hotel & Transportation

Gold Standard Hotels

Book Gold Standard Certified Accommodation and Transportation options for your trip.

There are NO booking requirements for entry.

Minimum stay is no longer required if arriving via the land borders.

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During Your Stay

Belize Covid Restrictions
Curfew: NO LONGER in place as of March 1st.

Restaurants: Fully reopened. No reservations are required.

Face Masks: NOT REQUIRED indoors or outdoors but private establishments and service providers may still require them.

You are still encouraged to follow all health safety precautions.

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‚õīÔłŹ¬†¬†Water Taxi Belize International Airport to San Pedro and/or Caye Caulker available via San Pedro Belize Express.


‚úąÔłŹ¬†¬†Domestic Flights Gold Standard Certified roundtrip flights from the Belize City to San Pedro to Placencia available via Tropic Air.
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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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Pre-Travel and Testing:

New airport guidelines and procedures are being implemented to maintain the health and safety of our visitors and citizens. 
Tip: Download Episode 28 of The Belize Travelcast to learn more about what to expect when you visit Belize.

Pre-travel process

‚úÖ Negative Test. Fully vaccinated travelers are NOT required to have a negative test for entry if they have digital or hardcopy proof of full immunization. Unvaccinated travelers or those without proof of vaccination will be required to have a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under 5 are exempt.

*Fully Vaccinated means you have had the required doses of an approved vaccine, exclusive of any boosters. Approved vaccines and required doses are the following: Pfizer-BioNTech (2), AstraZeneca SK Bio (2), AstraZeneca-SII Covishield (2), AstraZeneca Vaxzevria (2), Medigen [Taiwan] (2), Moderna (2), Sinopharm (2), Johnson&Johnson / Janssen Cilag (1), Sinovac [Coronavac] (2)

*Proof of immunization means a digital copy or hard copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued and stamped by the relevant health authority of any country, whether laminated or preserved in any other form.

If you recently recovered from covid, but are unvaccinated then you must still have a negative test for entry. ALL persons who test positive must quarantine at their own expense for a minimum of 10 days, or until cleared by health officials. 

*A negative test or proof of recovery is required from ALL air passengers upon return to the United States (per CDC rules).

✅ Gold Standard Accommodation. Tourists visiting for vacation are encouraged to have a booking or reservation at a Gold Standard accommodation in Belize. Gold standard properties include hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, hostels, and live-aboard yachts as long as they are licensed "tourist accommodations". This has no relation to price or type of accommodation.

Are Gold Standard Hotels Mandatory?

As of March 4th, 2022, it is no longer strictly required. All visitors are encouraged to stay at Gold Standard accommodations. As of April 1st, 2022, no no bookings are required for entry into Belize. Tourist accommodation must always be licensed. We always recommend that all travelers consider staying at Gold Standard properties for the duration of their stay. Gold Standard is a health and safety program and has no relation to price or type of accommodation.



✅ Mandatory Travel Insurance

Effective February 15, 2022, all visitors will be required to purchase the Belize Travel Insurance. The policy will cost $18 USD Per Person. The policy will be effective for 21 days from the day the insured is legally in Belize. You can purchase online or upon arrival at any of the entry points in Belize (Airport, Seaports, or Land Borders).

Tip: If you purchase before arrival, and your trip is canceled, the insurance will provide some reimbursement of non-refundable hotel expenses.

What is covered by the Belize Travel Insurance?

The Belize Travel Insurance policy covers visitors for medical emergencies up to the Maximum policy limit of US $50,000.00 for the cost of US $18 for a period of 21days.

It will also cover the cost of emergency treatment, diagnostic services, outpatient care, medical equipment, hospital stay, in-hospital miscellaneous charges, emergency room, emergency surgery, emergency transportation by local ambulance, prescription drugs all at 100% of eligible expenses, up to the policy limit

The lodging expenses due to Sanitary Isolation because of the Pandemic (Covid 19) up to US$2,000.00 (Max US $300.00 per day).

This policy will also cover Reimbursement of Hotel Expenses due to inability to travel. It covers some pre-paid lodging expenses if insured is unable to travel to Belize due to: Sickness, injury, or death of the insured or a family member once legitimate proof is provided. The maximum amount reimbursable under this benefit is US $3,000 per person.

* To be eligible for this benefit, the insured must have purchased this policy before the date of trip/arrival to Belize. Coverage will only reimburse hotel fees that are not refunded by the hotel. It does not cover fees paid to private rental properties (for example Airbnb).

This policy will also provide cover for Emergency Assistance Services which include, Emergency air evacuation and transportation of a close relative up to a combined maximum of US $20,000.00, and repatriation of mortal remains up to US$5,000.00 and also covers for Emergency expenses related to pre-existing conditions up to a combined maximum limit of US$25,000.00
✅ Transportation. You should make arrangements, prior to arrival, for transportation to your accommodation. Recommended transportation include Private Shuttles, hotel transfers, airport rental cars, golf cart rentals, domestic flights, and airport taxi. 

‚õĒÔłŹ¬†Health App.
This is NO LONGER REQUIRED. [Read the App Guide.]

‚úÖ Departure Test. The US Government requires all passengers returning to the United States to show proof of a negative covid test taken 1 day before returning or proof of recovery from Covid in the past 3 months. Pre-Book your Departure test today to avoid airport delays or severe vacation disruption. Self-test kits are not legal in Belize.

Testing Information

For ENTRY into Belize, fully vaccinated visitors and children under age 5 are NO LONGER required to present a negative Covid-19 test result. Everyone age 5+ must present digital or hardcopy proof of full immunization to waive the testing requirement. Unvaccinated travelers age 5+ or those without proof of immunization (age 5+) will need to have a negative test for entry. An acceptable negative test for entry is a rapid Antigen test done within 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Anyone who tests positive will be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days at their own expense.

If you recently recovered, a negative test result will still be required for entry if you are unvaccinated.  A negative rapid antigen test is recommended.

For EXIT from Belize, testing depends on your destination. Everyone returning to the United States must have a negative test IN Belize before boarding their return flight. This is mandated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and also applies to US Citizens. All passengers must test ONE DAY BEFORE departure, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status. If you recently recovered and have proof, then no departure test is required.

Departure testing in Belize is available through Belize Diagnostic Center, with service direct to your hotel or rental at no extra cost. Belizing is the exclusive online booking provider for departure testing.

ūüöß Transit via Land Borders: Day trips are allowed. Guatemala requires a negative test within 72 hours of arrival. Mexico does not require testing. No testing is required with proof of immunization. External tests are allowed at land borders. It is no longer required to test only at the border.¬†

Vaccinated Travelers

To waive the testing requirement, all visitors 5+ must have proof of full vaccination. Children under 5 do NOT need to test, regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination is a digital copy or hard copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the relevant health authority of your home country, whether laminated or preserved in any other form.

Pre-Testing for Arrival

Fully Vaccinated travelers are not required to have a negative test but MUST show proof of vaccination. Travelers are encouraged to test before traveling, and unvaccinated travelers will be required to have a negative test for entry. If testing is required, present proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Testing is available at the port of entry at a cost of $50 USD each.

eMed BinaxNow Test Kits

ALL self-test kits are illegal in Belize. You cannot use them for departure testing. The law specifies a fine of up to $5,000. Please reference Regulation 16 of the Public Health Regulations 2021 (SI #61 of 2022).

All test kits will be confiscated by Customs at the airport if you bring them with you and do not have a permit from the Ministry of Health.

Where to get a Departure Test?

Testing for Departure from Belize may be done through Belize Diagnostic Center, a service authorized by the Belize Ministry of Health. Service is provided direct to your hotel or rental at no additional cost. Belizing.com is the exclusive online booking provider for Belize Diagnostic Center.

Testing on Arrival

If you are required to have a negative test for entry (unvaccinated or no proof of vaccination), you may take a rapid test at your own expense when you arrive at the airport. You may also bring a negative test result from a credible medical facility, pharmacy, or doctor office. Rapid antigen tests may be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, and PCR test may be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.  Some visitors who arrive with negative test results may still be required to re-test at the airport for any reason as determined by health officers.

You MUST present a negative test for any of the following reasons:
  • You do not have proof of full immunization
  • You are unvaccinated
  • You are randomly selected for secondary screening.
  • Any other reason as determined by the health officer.
*The cost of the rapid test at the airport is $50 USD.

Quarantine

If you test positive while in Belize, you will be required to quarantine at your gold standard accommodation or a designated quarantine hotel at your own expense. Your Gold Standard accommodation will have a response plan for covid-positive guests. The hotel's Gold Standard program manager will enact their response plan to ensure your safety and the safety of all staff and other guests.  

Quarantine is managed by the Ministry of Health. A minimum of 10 days is required. Those who may require additional tests for clearance can access rapid tests on days 7 and 10 at no additional cost. The Ministry of Health can provide any required certification of clinical recovery after clearance from quarantine.

*Quarantine, if necessary, is at your own expense. Travel insurance is recommended.
Anyone that tests positive on arrival, will be required by law to enter quarantine at their pre-booked hotel or an approved quarantine hotel until cleared by health officials.

Testing on Departure

Per CDC requirements, before traveling back to the United States, you must get tested with a viral test 1‚Äď3 days before travel. You may be denied boarding at the Belize airport if you do not have a negative test to depart to the United States. This requirement took effect on January 26th, 2021.¬†As of December 6, 2021, all US-bound air travelers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, will be required to show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken no more than one calendar day before they board their flight to the United States.

Book your CDC-compliant Covid test.

ūüö®Alert: Self-Test kits are not legal in Belize. The government regulates the importation of test kits. Self-test kits will be confiscated, and results from these kits do not comply with rules for departure from Belize.
Browse a list of authorized private test providers available countrywide.

Covid-19 Testing for Departure

Pre-Book your CDC-required test from an authorized test center. We will come to you anywhere in Belize. Service available countrywide from private testing services throughout Belize, authorized by the Belize Ministry of Health. Test starts at $75pp.


Protocols & Restrictions

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New Airport Arrival Procedures

Upon arrival at the Belize international airport, there will be enhanced health screening and verification of entry requirements including a health declaration form.

The Ministry of Health has established a testing area at the international airport arrival terminal. Fully vaccinated travelers (with proof) and children under age 5 are exempt.

Multiple checkpoints have been put in place at the airport. Visitors have reported a very seamless process with minimal added wait time.

To learn more about the new airport procedures on arrival, please download episode 28 of The Belize Travelcast. *Note that some details may have changed since the recording of the podcast.

During your stay, you must adhere to all health and safety protocols in Belize including social distancing, and wearing of masks indoors.

*The protocols are subject to change as the situation evolves. All updates will be posted on this site.

You are encouraged to stay at Gold Standard hotels, use authorized Gold Standard transportation providers, and go on tours with gold standard tour operators. You must adhere to all regulations in place wearing of masks indoors and practicing social distancing.
 
*Browse the Official List of Gold Standard Hotels.

Belize Entry Requirements & Travel Restrictions

These are the Belize travel restrictions and entry requirements in place for travelers to Belize.

1. Passport & Visa: All visitors to Belize must have a valid passport valid for at least three months after the date of arrival. Most visitors do NOT need to obtain a visa prior to arrival, including visitors from the United States, Canada, EU member states, and CARICOM member states. 

Traveling with children? You must have a notarized travel authorization from the parent not traveling with the children, or other documentation showing that authorization is not required (custody papers, etc).

2. Covid Testing:  No testing with proof of full vaccination or for Children under age 5! Unvaccinated travelers and those without proof of full vaccination must provide a negative test result for entry into Belize. Testing is available at the airport at a cost of USD$50. Testing is done at the port of entry.(see requirements).

Everyone who tests positive will be required to enter mandatory quarantine for 10 days at their gold standard accommodation or an approved quarantine hotel.

3. ‚õĒÔłŹMobile App: You no longer need the Belize Health app.

4. Hotel & Transportation: Tourists visiting for vacation only are encouraged to have reservations at Gold Standard Accomodation in Belize. You must stay at approved (licensed) accommodation only. All transportation and tours within Belize should be arranged through approved Gold Standard service providers. You may rent a vehicle from a rental provider at the airport. 

*Staying only at Gold Standard accommodation is no longer required.

5. Travel Insurance: All visitors must purchase local Belize Travel Health Insurance prior to entering the country, regardless of any other insurance coverage that you may already have.

Mask, Curfew & Other Restrictions

The nationwide curfew is NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

Masks are NOT required indoor or outdoor. Private businesses may still require masks. 

All restrictions have been dropped as of April 1, 2022. 

*Keep in mind that these travel restrictions change often and may be different when you travel to Belize. Keep checking this page for the most up-to-date Belize travel restrictions and important travel updates.

Entry from Land Borders and Seaports

The Belize land borders are now open for tourism. Foreign tourists may enter via the northern (Santa Elena) and western (Benque Viejo) land borders for recreation and vacation purposes. Tourists will be able to enter Belize via Chetumal, Mexico, and via Melchor de Mencos, Peten, Guatemala. 
  • NO TESTING required with proof of full vaccination.
  • Unvaccinated travelers or those without proof of immunization MUST have a negative test (External tests are now accepted for entry).
  • (Optional) Stay at Gold Standard accommodations.
  • (Optional) Use Gold Standard transportation¬†- You can now take public bus, private transport, or any mode of transport.

Exit from land borders remains open as always. A border exit fee of $40 bzd is payable to exit land borders. 

The San Pedro and Punta Gorda seaports are open, but transportation options may still not be available. 

‚ĄĻÔłŹ Read the Official Press Release

Testing Requirements at Land Borders: External test results are now accepted. Unvaccinated travelers and those without proof of immunization must have a negative tests for entry. All visitors are subject to random testing at their own expense.

*Check back on this website for updated details regarding new protocols and procedures that may be required for entry at land borders and seaports.

Belize Travel Health App 


What is the Belize Health App and where do I get it?

The Belize Travel Health app was a mobile application required for entry into Belize. *The Belize Health app has been discontinued.

See our Full Guide to the Belize Health App including answers to frequently asked questions.

Flights to Belize.

Flights to Belize resumed as of October 1st when the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport reopened. Flights will be available from United Airlines, American Airlines, and Avianca. Tropic Air will also provide flights from Cancun, Mexico.
If you have an upcoming flight into Belize, please check with your airline. 

United Airlines

Daily direct flights are now available from Houston, Texas. 

Flights available on weekends from Denver, Colorado, Chicago Illinois, Newark New Jersey.

Flights from Los Angeles have commenced on January 9th. 

American Airlines

Daily direct flights now available via Miami Florida and Dallas Texas

Weekend flights available from Charlotte North Carolina.

Delta Airlines

Daily Flights via Atlanta are now available.

Alaska Airlines

Flights starting November 19, 2021. 

Avianca

Flights should be available starting on October 26th. Flights via El Salvador from Wednesday to Saturday, and on Mondays.

Tropic Air

Tropic Air, a domestic airline in Belize, will provide flights from Cancun Mexico starting on October 12th. We recommend checking their schedule as flights are only available on Mondays and Fridays. 

Discounted Domestic Flights available.

Tropic Air also provides flights to Ambergris Caye and flights to Placencia from the Belize international airport (BZE).

*Find the best rates and book your Tropic Air flight here.

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Flights to/from Guatemala City

Flight to/from Flores, Peten Guatemala. (near Tikal archaeological site)

Southwest Airlines

Effective Nov. 7, 2021, Southwest intends to resume once daily nonstop service from Houston (Hobby).

Sun Country Airlines

Fights on weekends from Minneaopolis.

COPA Airlines

Update: Flights between Belize City and Panama will resume on June 2nd, 2021

WestJet

Flights are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Toronto, Canada.

Air Canada

Service is currently suspended. 


*For information about the Belize International Airport, see our official guide.

What Hotels are open in Belize?

You should stay at approved Gold Standard accommodations if you are visiting for vacation only. Approved accommodations are those that are licensed by the Belize Tourism Board. 

Recommended Hotels in Belize

These are the recommended hotels in Belize that that you can book now for your next vacation.

Browse the full list of approved Safe Corridor Hotels that you can book for your next trip to Belize.

Tours & Activities

You are able to enjoy all tours and activities in Belize. Tour groups are reduced, and Gold Standard tour companies and tour guides have undergone comprehensive training to ensure health and safety. Most sites and attractions are open. You should expect slightly higher prices due to the added overhead of providing tours with reduced group sizes. The experience is the same as before. Most tours do not require masks except during the transportation to the site or attraction.

Top Things to Do in Belize

Browse a list of the most popular tours and attractions in Belize that you can book now for your next trip. These are bucket list tours that you must do in Belize.

Official Press Releases

Travel-related releases from the Government of Belize Press Office.

Will I be able to visit all sites and attractions?

Yes, to a certain extent. For tours and activities, you must also use an approved tour operator who has received the Gold Standard Certification. 

You may now use rental cars when you visit Belize. If you intend to visit sites and attractions on your own, you must submit details to your car rental agency. We recommend that you submit all the sites that you may want to visit.

As of May 15, The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History (IA/NICH) announced that most archaeological reserves are open to visitation.

Some caves will be open for visitation as of August 3rd, including the ATM Cave, Barton Creek Cave, and Nohoch Che'en Cave. 

Connect with Locals on Facebook Groups

Ask questions and get recommendations from locals and fellow travelers in these Facebook groups:
Belize Vacation by Belizing.com
Ambergris Caye Tourists by Mangata Villas

Are Rental Cars Available?

Yes! You can rent vehicles from approved rental providers at the International Airport. Transportation can also be provided through your hotel or approved Gold Standard transportation providers.

Are there any cases of Coronavirus in Belize?

Yes! You can get the latest numbers from the Ministry of Health Facebook Page 

The government continues to take action to mitigate the spread including a daily nationwide curfew, strict mask mandate, closing ALL borders, and limiting social gatherings.

Official Advisories Booking Cancelations Closures & Event Cancelations

What is the Belize Gold Standard for Health & Safety

Belize had adopted a stringent set of standards that all hotels, tour operators, and transportation providers must follow before they are allowed to accept international guests. The Gold Standard Certificate of Recognition means that hotels, resorts, restaurants, and tour operations must develop and maintain sanitization and cleanliness standards before being approved to accept international guests.

Will I be denied entry into Belize?


The international airport is now open for travel. 

Who can travel to Belize?

Everyone is welcomed to travel to Belize. Otherwise, there are no restrictions or prohibitions on who may travel to Belize. The main requirement for entry is proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Non-resident second homeowners and others with business concerns are equally allowed to visit. Homeowners should register as "resident" in the health app.

Are there restrictions for visitors from certain countries?

There are no restrictions with regard to the nationality of the visitors. Visitors from all countries are welcome to visit. Unvaccinated travelers will be required to get a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival. Certain guidelines will be in place.

Will I need a Covid-19 Test to Travel to Belize?

Maybe! Unless you are fully vaccinated or under age 5, everyone will be required to take a test and have a negative result to enter Belize. Testing is done at the port of entry at the traveler's expense. 

The cost of testing at the airport and land borders is $50 USD. 

Testing at the Philip Goldson International Airport is done via nasopharyngeal swabbing. 

Will I be placed in quarantine?

Enhanced health screening will be in place at the airport. No quarantine is necessary to visit Belize as long as you have a negative test result. If you test positive upon arrival or while in the country, you will be required to enter a 14-day quarantine at your own expense.

Our best recommendation for leisure travel visitors is to get a negative rapid test before arrival to check your status. Keep in mind that if you test positive at the airport, your vacation will be spent in quarantine.

If you suspect that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 before traveling to Belize, we ask that you cancel your trip and not attempt to enter the country.

Please continue checking this web page and the official Government Press Office Facebook page for new updates.

Should I cancel my travel plans to Belize?

We hope you do not need to cancel. We're looking forward to sunny days ahead when you can visit Belize without restrictions. If you are sick or have been in contact with or close proximity to people who are infected, we ask that you please make the most responsible decision and cancel or postpone your travel plans. We encourage you to make the best decision for you and your family, while also considering the wellbeing of those around you, including those in the places you plan to visit.

If you have obvious symptoms on arrival into Belize or arrive from a restricted country, you may be placed in quarantine at your own expense, or denied entry to Belize altogether.

If you cannot travel due to restrictions out of your control, we encourage you to consider putting your bookings on hold for a later date and avoid cancellation or other fees that may be assessed. Contact your accommodation and other service providers for details. At this time, email or other online communication may be most effective due to the high volume of inquiries.

If you made a booking on Belizing.com, see here for more information.


Are cruise calls to Belize canceled?

Update: Belize prepares for the restart of cruise tourism. Read the press release here.
Cruise ships are now visiting Belize as of July 7, 2021.

Cancelation and Refunds

Can I cancel my booking?

Belizing.com enables direct booking with local licensed providers in Belize. Since your booking is direct with each service provider, you may be restricted by their cancelation policy. The main question is whether and how much refund you may get. In most cases, we believe you can get a full refund.

Contact the Service Provider First. We recommend messaging the service provider via your Belizing Inbox before canceling your booking. If YOU cancel the booking, then the refund policy of the service provider applies and no automatic refund may be provided. If the SERVICE PROVIDER cancels the booking, then you will always get a FULL refund. For this reason, we recommend communicating with the service provider first to ask if they agree to a full refund. If yes, ask them to initiate the cancelation from their Belizing Inbox.

Consider Changing your Date. We recommend considering a date change for your travel plans. Some cancelations may incur a fee or 3 to 30% depending on the policy from the service provider. There is no fee to change your travel dates. You must communicate with the service provider to agree on a new date or to hold your booking until you have confirmed new travel dates.

Check your Confirmation Email. Please check your booking confirmation email for the cancelation policy that applies to your booking. The email will include your voucher number, as well as the details of the cancelation timeline and fees that may apply. Check your junkmail folder if you cannot find the email. Please reference your voucher number when communicating with your service provider or Belizing.com staff. 

If you do not agree with any decision by the service provider, then Belizing.com staff can mediate to find a resolution. You can contact us directly at support@belizing.com or message us on Facebook. We are here to help and we understand the frustration that this pandemic is causing to both travelers and tour companies alike.

How will my refund be processed?

All refunds for bookings made on Belizing.com or via Belizing Payments are automatically processed to your original form of payment. Once your refund is processed, it may take 5 to 10 business days for you to see it in your credit card statement. Refunds will show as a credit to your account.

Please do NOT dispute the charges. If you do not see the credit within 10 days, please contact us at accounts@belizing.com

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is always a good idea for international travel. You should also check coverage offered by your credit cards used to pay for your bookings. However, if you’re purchasing it due to concerns related to COVID-19, be sure to read the policy carefully as rules may differ by company. Travel insurance may not widely cover cancellation or offer the travel flexibility you’re seeking. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine whether you are covered.

Still have Questions?

Join our Belize Vacation Facebook Group to ask questions or provide answers to questions from other Belize travelers and locals.

Closures & Cancelations

  • The BZE International airport reopened for travel on October 1st, 2020. All Land borders and sea ports will reopen for tourism by May 31, 2021.

  • MOST Archeological Sites are now OPEN¬†for visitation. Caves remain closed.

  • The following caves opened for visitation starting August 3rd: ATM Cave, Nohoch Che'en, and Barton Creek.¬†

  • International and Domestic travel is now permitted.
*Find the most current press releases via the official Government of Belize Press Office Facebook page.

Important Links


As the coronavirus situation evolves around the world, we will provide regular updates from official sources to help you make informed decisions about your Belize travel plans.

FAQ

The airport reopened on October 1st, 2020. Daily flights to Belize are available. Visit Belizing.com for the latest travel updates.
Travelers are encouraged to stay at approved Gold Standard hotels when visiting Belize on vacation. A full list of gold standard hotels is available at Belizing.com
Yes, Belize is Open! The international airport reopened on October 1st, 2020 for leisure travel. All visitors must test negative for Covid-19 to visit Belize. Enhanced health screening is in place at the airport.
There are NO restrictions on who can visit Belize for vacation. However, you must test negative for entry. Unvaccinated travelers age 5+ will be required to have a negative covid test.
Fully vaccinated travelers or children under age 5 are NOT required to take a covid test for entry. Only unvaccinated travelers over age 11 or those over age 11 who cannot present proof of full immunization must take a rapid test on arrival at the airport at a cost of $50 USD.
The land borders were reopened for tourism only on May 31, 2021. Anyone can exit Belize but only visitors traveling for vacation only may enter via the land borders. You must follow strict protocols and comply with testing requirements. Keep checking Belizing.com for the latest updates.
The Belize health app has been discontinued. You do not need any app to visit Belize. Visit Belizing.com for more updates.
Yes, Americans can travel to Belize for leisure as of October 1st, 2020. Belize will not impose any travel restrictions based on nationality. No quarantine is necessary to visit Belize, but a negative COVID test is required for entry.
Yes, you can stay at an Airbnb as long as the Airbnb property is licensed by the Belize Tourism Board. We also encourage using Gold Standard approved properties. You can check out the full list of Gold Standard approved properties here.
Yes, you are allowed to stay with friends and family in Belize. Having a booking at a gold standard property is highly encouraged, but not strictly required under the updated travel protocols as of March 2022.
Yes, you may need to take a test when departing. US travelers must test before departing Belize on a direct flight to the US, per CDC rules.
The CDC now requires all international air passengers to present a negative test done within 3 days when traveling to or transiting through the United States. This also applies to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, as well as all others who have a flight transiting through the USA. Testing is available in Belize at private medical facilities. The Belize government will also facilitate testing for travelers through specific testing sites throughout the country and at the airport.
No, fully vaccinated travelers are NOT required to get a covid test to enter Belize as long as they can present proof of immunization.
Yes, all visitors are required to have local Belize Travel Insurance even if they already have coverage through their own insurance policy. Homeowners, QRP retirees, residents, work permit holders, airline crew, cruise passengers, and Belizean citizens are exempt.