Belize In Canada’s Top 10 Trending Outbound Destinations

by Carolee Chanona

The impact of the pandemic has been quite hard on Canadians as restrictions still linger after almost two years since its first implementation. With the world gradually coming out of the restrictions, it’s true to say that Canadians are also hungry to be free to travel again. With the gradual easing of travel requirements in Canada, it sure seems like the people will soon be ready to begin traveling after more than two years of being trapped within the borders. Canadians no doubt are starving for a getaway somewhere sunny or at least warmer than less than 0°C. For those on this winter-escaping boat, Belize falls within the top 10 trending outbound destinations to visit for sunshine, sand, and some adventures.


Caracol Maya Site. Image courtesy Belize Tourism Board

The Caribbean remains the top destination for travelers seeking sun and sand and Belize is one of the Caribbean Islands that offers these pleasurable elements in abundance. Ranking at number six among Canada’s top ten outbound destinations, Belize is also among the Top 10 countries in 2022 awarded by Lonely Planet. It features lush forests and beautiful beaches characterized by soft white sand, tall palm trees, and turquoise waters. Belize is home to the Belize Barrier Reef – the second largest barrier reef in the world alongside droves of other coral reefs which are excellent stages for diving. Not to mention, the dually Caribbean and Central American nation’s rich culture also adds to its appeal.

Belize’s Entry Requirements for Canadians

Canadians don’t need a visa to enter Belize and can continue to enjoy non-stop flight service from Canada with WestJet. All travelers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test performed within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from an approved Antigen Test taken within 48 hours of travel. Either is accepted, or travelers can test inside the Belize international airport on arrival for US$50 per passenger. Children under 5 years of age will not be required to present a negative test.



International tourists must also present a Gold Standard Accommodation reservation and Belize’s mandatory travel health insurance (which retails for US$18 per person).

Belize safe for Americans

Relaxing offshore in Southern Belize. Photo by Roeming Belize

Others in the region that also made the list is Barbados, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. Read The Travel’s full list of Top Trending Outbound Destinations From Canada In 2022 for destinations that have ‘sand, sun, and fun’ written all over them, besides Belize. Recently, the Belize Tourism Board shared combined ticket sales from the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where Canada continued to rank as Belize’s third-largest market.

Header image courtesy Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort 

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