Belize

Border Entry ✅ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, quarantine for 14 days required for all countries depending on the test results.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Negative PCR test results is required for all countries. Travelers without PCR result will be tested at the airport at their own cost.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are required in public spaces

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 10 people banned.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is active from 9pm to 4am for adults and 6pm to 4am for minors (unless accompanied by an adult) every day. The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include: The wearing of masks and social distancing in public remains mandatory at all times. However if you are in a motor vehicle or on a bicycle, you are no longer required to wear a facemask No gatherings of more than 10 people No private parties with people outside your household Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed Restaurants, saloons, and diners may offer dine in services by reservation only. Seating capacity is capped at 75% for outdoor eating; and 50% for indoor. Casinos and gaming establishments are now open but capped at 50% capacity. Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only Non-contact sports and competitive non-contact sporting events or recreational contact sports are allowed as long as Covid-19 protocols are followed Contact sports are allowed but not open to spectators Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour No social events Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask Schools are open subject to meeting safety / readiness standards. The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures, including for: -Not social distancing -Not wearing of masks -Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. -Entering Belize illegally -Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. -Bribing any member of the security forces -Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals If you violate these measures, you will be returned to your port of entry at your own expense. If you cannot be returned immediately, you will be placed into mandatory quarantine at a government-designated facility, which may be at your own expense.

Internal Restrictions: April 1, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) has reopened to international flights. Air travel is continuing, and the maritime borders have reopened at the ports San Pedro, Belize City, Placencia, and Punta Gorda. Those entering the country by sea will be required to give authorities at least 72 hours of notice and hire a shipping agent at their own expense. Upon entry, travelers must present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test take taken no more 96 hours before boarding their flight to Belize, or any other approved test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Travelers unable to produce such documentation will be denied entry. Travelers who provide proof of having received two full doses of a COVID-19 vaccine do not have to provide the negative COVID-19 test result. All arriving residents and nonresidents must download the Belize Health mobile application and fill in their details before travel. Foreign tourists may enter Belize by land via the Western Border (Benque Viejo del Carmen) or Northern Border (Santa Elena) crossing points. Such persons must have proof of having booked accommodations for at least three nights at a Gold Standard certified lodging establishment and may enter either in their private vehicle or on certified transport. They also must either provide proof of being fully vaccinated or take a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival. Land borders are open for tourists Mondays to Fridays between 8 AM and 4 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays between 8 AM and 12 PM. Individuals who have recently been in India or Bangladesh are banned from entering Belize by any form of transport until further notice. For passengers arriving by air, travelers may be randomly selected for a second test upon arrival at the airport. Any traveler testing positive for COVID-19 must complete a 14-day quarantine at a government-approved quarantine hotel at the traveler's expense. Visitors are required to stay at Gold Standard hotels but may use any means of transport to move around, including car rentals. Visitors can move about freely; however, it is recommended that they remain within the Tourism Safe Corridor comprised of Gold Standard certified restaurants, tour operators, tourism sites and attractions, and gift shops. Belize nationals and residents, as well as foreign diplomats accredited in Belize, work permit holders, and persons traveling on business, may enter through the land or sea ports. However, travelers may only do so if they have received authorization in advance from the national government; moreover, they must enter quarantine upon arrival.

Border Restrictions: March 23, 2020 - October 1, 2020

Entry Regulations

Published 11.08.2021 1. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh or India are not allowed to enter. 2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense. This does not apply to: - passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken 96 hours before departure; - passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours before departure; - passengers younger than 6 years. 4. Passengers are subject to medical screening. 5. Passengers traveling as tourists must have a reservation confirmation of an approved hotel. - This does not apply to passengers visiting friends or relatives. Details can be found at https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety

Last Update: September 2, 2021

Latest Changes

August 06
  • ⚠️ From Monday, all travellers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, entering Belize will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test. BreakingTravelNews

July 03
  • ⚠️ The Minister of Home Affairs presented a set of new measures that are being put in place in certain parts of the country. Amandala

May 27
  • Alaska Airlines has announced that it will begin new nonstop seasonal service to Belize City (BZE), Belize beginning Nov 19, 2021. TravelPulse

May 15
  • ⚠️ The Belize government has placed a temporary ban on travel to and from India and Bangladesh. caribbeannationalweekly

May 12
  • Belize will no longer require visitors to download and complete a Belize Travel Health App form prior to traveling. TravelPulse

March 14
  • First country in the Caribbean to open its borders for vaccinated travellers; that too without any COVID-19 test report. Happytrips