Belize, announced August 28, 2020 via virtual press conference, will reopen its international airport on October 1, 2020 for leisurely travel. Belize closed its borders in March 2020, with a ‘confident confirmation’ to welcome guests back this October. As of January 2020, prior to travel restrictions, service to Belize was available from 13 North American cities: Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark, Toronto, and Calgary.
Starting October 1, all arriving travelers to Belize will be put through a number of precautionary measures such as mandatory temperature checks at the airport, numerous sanitising procedures, a COVID-19 test result, and agreement to adhere to a track and trace system.
Airlines expected to resume flights include:
To date, the following airlines and scheduled have been confirmed for Belize in October 2020:
American Airlines – starting October 1st, 2020
Operating Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Departing MIA at 10:55AM Arriving BZE at 11:05AM
Departing BZE at 1:35PM Arriving MIA at 5:40
United Airlines – starting October 2nd, 2020
Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departing IAH at 10:25 AM Arriving BZE at 12:05PM
Departing BZE at 1:55PM Arriving IAH at 5:32PM
Avianca Airlines – starting October 28th, 2020
Operating Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Departing SAL at 3:45 PM Arriving BZE at 5:15PM
Departing BZE at 5:45PM Arriving SAL at 7:10PM
Other major airlines with plans to return service to Belize before 2021:
Delta Airlines – Starting the third week in November 2020
Southwest Airlines – Starting December 2020/January 2021
Sun Country and COPA Airlines will likely to resume service to Belize at a later date.
Before traveling to Belize, be sure to check your traveler classification and fulfill all the new entry requirements for Belize. Additionally, be sure to stay updated with returning airlines to Belize Learn more about Belize’s TRAVELER CLASSIFICATIONS AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. If you are looking for a list of Gold Standard Certified hotels in Belize, CLICK HERE.
Although United resumed weekly charter service to Belize in June for controlled repatriations, the airline is expected to gradually increase service in October. United Airlines is expecting to resume service with 5 weekly flights from Houston (HOU). On United Airlines travelers can find one way flight for the first week of October starting at $370 USD.
American Airlines has kicked off its relaunch in the Caribbean, with the return of service to Antigua. The airline’s first international Caribbean flight touched down the end of June at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. Importantly, it marked what the carrier called a “significant milestone,” since it resumed operations to the Caribbean since COVID-19 travel restrictions began being lifted. American Airlines, to serve Belize (BZE) with once daily flights from Miami (MIA), is expected to resume service as of October 1, 2020. On American Airlines travelers can find one-way flights for the first week of October starting at $116 USD. Those flying must wear a face mask. However, the policy also does not apply while eating or drinking.
Delta is expected to resume service to Belize (BZE) with 3 weekly flights from Atlanta (ATL) November 22, 2020, as announced by PM Barrow during the virtual press conference. To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on airplanes, U.S. airlines have recently cracked down on passengers who do not follow requirements to wear face coverings. Additionally, Delta has already banned some passengers from future travel on Delta for refusing to wear a mask on board. With Delta, travelers can find one-way flights for the end of November starting at $280 USD.
Southwest Airlines – Expected to return in 2021
While Southwest resumes service to the Caribbean, flights to Belize is expected to remain suspended until 2021 as Southwest will operate 35 fewer international routes this winter than it did at the end of 2019.
Airlines like WestJet and Air Canada continue to have Belize on their seasonal flight schedule. Seasonal flights typically come weekly and range between fall and spring, depending on the carrier.