Despite Belize’s airport and border closures, commercial airlines like United continue to bring Americans back stateside with a weekly repatriation flight on Fridays. With 56 more Americans departing Belize on September 25, approximately 1,504 U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents have been repatriated, thanks to the U.S. Embassy and Government of Belize. Тhе more than 1,500 U.Ѕ. сіtіzеnѕ rеturnеd оn 22 Unіtеd соmmеrсіаl rераtrіаtіоn flіghtѕ ѕіnсе Маrсh 23rd. СОVІD-19 соntіnuеѕ tо сrеаtе unіquе сhаllеngеѕ fоr trаvеl аrоund thе wоrld; the embassy is therefore grаtеful tо their раrtnеrѕ getting Аmеrісаnѕ hоmе safe.
Today, we helped 56 Americans return to the U.S. on the final repatriation flight before Belize’s airport reopens on October 1. Since #COVID19 closed the airport on March 28, we’ve partnered w/ @United & @belizegov to repatriate 1,504 U.S. citizens on 22 separate United flights. pic.twitter.com/3TWzGmvAnB
— U.S. Embassy Belize (@USMissionBelize) September 26, 2020
Belize Reopens October 1
Starting October 1, all passengers arriving to Belize via Philip Goldson International Airport will be required to download the Belize Travel Health app and register for entry into the country. That is, in addition for testing negative for COVID-19. The Belize Travel Health App is now available for download via the Apple App Store.
At reopening, entry requirements revised September 23 by the Belize Tourism Board effectively waives a mandatory one-day quarantine for Belizean residents, citizens, persons with business concerns, foreign second homeowners, qualified retired persons (QRP) and long stay, non-national visitors. Additionally, the revised entry requirements for Belizeans and Residents, along with long-stay Non-Nationals, reduces the self-quarantine at home from 14-days to 10-days instead. As a reminder, Belizean citizens and residents must apply to visit during Phase 3 of Belize’s Travel Reopening Plan; forms will be available at https://www.covid19.bz.
Feature photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy Belize Facebook.