Belize COVID-19 Testing for Travelers

Where to Book Authorized Viral Tests in Belize for Travel Departure

Official Authorized Testing Sites

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Who must get a Test in Belize?

This service is for travelers who are departing Belize and require a test at their next destination. The CDC requires ALL travelers, including US citizens, to have a medically certified negative test before boarding their flight to the United States. This also includes travelers who transit through the United States. You cannot board your flight in Belize if you don't have a certified negative test result required by your destination.

Where to Book your Covid Test?

Testing sites are available countrywide through Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 Testing Services in Belize. Travelers in Belize can book at the location nearest to their hotel or rental, and a mobile testing team will come to your door. Tests are performed by trained medical personnel authorized by the Belize Ministry of Health.

For most travelers, there is no additional cost to book a test at the convenience of your hotel or rental. Avoid airport delays and pre-book your test today. Service to private islands is also available. Contact your Belizing.com testing concierge for details.

What type of test is required?

The CDC requires a viral test. Both the Rapid Antigen and PCR tests will satisfy this requirement. We provide both types of tests. The Rapid Antigen test is the most popular and cheaper test of the two.

Is PCR Testing available?

Yes, Belize Diagnostic Center offers PCR testing with same-day results. If you are traveling to Canada, Europe, and some Caribbean countries, you must have a PCR test within 72 hours of departure. Belize Diagnostic Center uses FDA-approved PCR test kits with results provided within 2 hours or less.

What is the cost for a Covid test?

The cost for Rapid Antigen testing in Belize is $75 per person. This cost includes a medically certified test result in both printed and digital form that will be accepted by your airline for travel departure. A test team will come to you to administer the test. There is no additional cost to get tested at the convenience of your hotel. The PCR tests start at $200 per person, or $250 at your hotel or rental.
Covid-19 Test in Belize
Covid-19 PCR Test in Belize

Can Emed self test kits be used?

No, the self-test kits are not legal in Belize. The customs department continues to confiscate self-test kits at the airport. The reason is that the Ministry of Health has placed strict controls on the importation of tests because they require reporting of all test results. The CDC order indicates that tests must be approved by the local authority, and self-test kits are not approved. Therefore, your airline agent could deny boarding if you have results from self-test kits offered through emed.

When should I test for Travel?

Testing must be done before boarding your departure flight. The timeline depends on your destination. If you are traveling to the United States (including travelers transiting), you must take your test within 3 days of your departure if you are fully vaccinated, or 1 day before your departure if you are NOT fully vaccinated.

*Note The testing requirement specifies "days" and not hours. Specifically, your test can be done anytime in the preceding three days before departure. For example, if you depart on Monday, your test should be done on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Unvaccinated travelers to the US must test the day before departure. Our testing services are available 7 days per week for your convenience.

Most travelers test one or two days before departure. Our testing team can come to you anywhere in Belize and any day of the week. Don't wait until the day of travel to book your test. 

Alert:As of November 8, the United States CDC has updated the testing requirements for unvaccinated travelers. Your test must be done 1 day before departure if you are NOT fully vaccinated. Contact us to schedule your appointment and avoid airport delays.

Does Insurance cover Covid Test in Belize?

You must consult with your insurance provider. We cannot bill your insurance provider, but many travelers are able to get reimbursement from their insurance provider. Belizing cannot provide an itemized receipt for your Covid Test. We can only provide one receipt per booking. If you require itemized receipts, you can book and pay each test individually.

Countrywide Testing Sites

Covid-19 testing services are available countrywide to most hotels, resorts, private residences, and private islands in Belize. Your Belizing.com concierge can arrange a mobile testing unit to visit you wherever you are.
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Required for RETURN to the USA
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. Our preferred provider is Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 testing services in Belize with locations available countrywide. Book Now to save your spot.

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Hassle-Free booking. Submit your booking request, and we will secure your appointment and send reminders before your test date. You don't pay until we confirm an appointment with an approved test lab.

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.

To reduce the introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, CDC issued an Order effective January 26, 2021. It requires all air passengers arriving in 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.
Turnaround:
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)
Required for re-entry into Canada and European Countries. This is the only true FDA-approved PCR test in Belize. Testing service for compliance with The Public Health Agency of Canada ... morerequirements. The Belize Ministry of Health has approved testing for travelers through private facilities and mobile testing units. Our preferred provider is Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 testing services in Belize with locations available countrywide. Book Now to save your spot.

Get the Latest Belize Travel Updates and Restrictions
Hassle-Free booking. Submit your booking request, and we will secure your appointment and send reminders before your test date. You don't pay until we confirm an appointment with an approved test lab.

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, 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, traveling into Canada. For European countries that require PCR testing to enter, please verify the age requirement for testing.

To reduce the introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, The Public Health Agency of Canada requires all Canadian citizens and fully vaccinated foreign nationals traveling to Canada to get tested for COVID-19 infection no 72 hours before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result OR proof of a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before boarding the flight.
Turnaround:
Same Day, 2 hours
Location:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, San Ignacio Town, Hopkins, Placencia, Belize City, Belize City - Water Taxi Terminal, Belmopan, Dangriga

San Pedro - Ambergris Caye

Authorized COVID test services in San Pedro Belize. Testing available directly at your hotel on Ambergris Caye, including San Pedro Town.
30-minute Rapid Test
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Islands
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Caye Caulker

Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Islands

Placencia Peninsula

Authorized COVID test services in Placencia Belize. Service available along the Placencia peninsula, including Placencia Village, Maya Beach, Seine Bight. Service available directly to your hotel, rental, or private property.
30-minute Results
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Stann Creek
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San Ignacio Town

30-Minute Results
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Cayo

Belize City

Service available to all locations in and around Belize City, including Ladyville and the Philip Goldson International Airport.
30 Minute Results
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
Belize City
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Belize
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Hopkins

Service to all locations in Hopkins Village, Sittee River, and surrounding areas.
30 Minute Results
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Stann Creek
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Belmopan

Service available to most areas in and near Belmopan, including Ian Anderson's Cave Branch Jungle Lodge, and Sleeping Giant.
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site, Clinic, Pharmacy, Private
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Cayo

Dangriga

30 Minute Results
Facility Type:
Covid Testing Site
Rapid Testing:
Yes
PCR Testing:
Yes
District/Region:
Stann Creek
The CDC requires all passengers returning to the USA to have a negative Covid-19 test done within 3 days or proof of recover within 3 months. Here are the authorized testing sites in Belize where you can book rapid antigen tests for travel departure.