The Western Border and the Northern Border are reopened to both Foreign Tourists and locals.
Effective March 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers no longer require a negative test but must show proof of vaccination for entry into Belize’s airport, land borders or sea ports.
If not fully vaccinated and unable to show proof of vaccination, children ages 5 and older will be subjected to SARCoV2 testing for entry into Belize.
Commencing on the 15th day of February 2022, every foreign tourist entering Belize through any land border (and airport) shall be required to purchase travel insurance prior to or upon arrival in Belize.
Foreign tourist are NO LONGER REQUIRED to have a minimum number of nights stay in Belize.
COVID-19 Protocols for Belize
Effective March 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers no longer require a negative test but must show proof of vaccination for entry into Belize’s airport, land borders or sea ports.
Proof of Vaccination
If unable to show proof or if unvaccinated, the traveler must present proof of a negative PCR result taken within 72 hours of arrival or a negative Antigen Rapid test taken within 48 hours of arrival. A test can be administered by the Ministry responsible for health at the airport.
Every child under the age of 5 years shall not be subjected to testing for SARSCoV2 upon entry into Belize through airport, land or sea port.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes, if unvaccinated or unable to show proof of vaccination, the traveller will be administered a test by the Ministry responsible for health at a cost of US$50.00 per person. Please note that only cash is accepted at this time; credit card machines and ATMs are not available in the Health Testing Unit.
No. All arriving passengers who test positive at the international airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine at the passengers’ expense. The Belize’s Travel Health Insurance is mandatory for entry into Belize and provides coverage support for expenses related to isolation due to COVID-19 diagnosis while in Belize. It is highly recommended that you purchase this travel insurance prior to your trip to Belize.
Effective February 15th, 2022, all Foreign Tourists entering Belize will be required to purchase travel health insurance from a local insurance company. The Belize Travel Health Insurance is mandatory even if you already have a personal travel insurance.
Yes, the Belize Travel Insurance will be available for purchase online at www.belizetravelinsurance.com.
It can also be purchased upon arrival at the Philip Goldson International Airport, Santa Elena Border (Northern Border) or the Belize Western Border.
Travellers going to the following destinations are required to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to their departure:
Effective January 7th, 2021 – Canada (5+ years and older)
Effective January 26th, 2021 – United States of America (2+ years and older)
Yes. Airlines are required to confirm proof of a negative test or documentation of recovery for all passengers prior to boarding for flights bound to the US and Canada. The airline must deny boarding to any passenger who is unable to show proof of a negative test or refuses to take a test.
For more information about entry requirements, and other health and safety guidelines, visit the destination’s official tourist board website.
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