Belize Deemed Safer, Moves Down To CDC Level 2

by Carolee Chanona

After moving a massive number of destinations down to its “high” risk category for travel during the COVID pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decided to pull Belize off the Level 3 list down to Level 2 as case numbers continue to fall. With more than 50 percent of the population vaccinated—including tourism frontline workers—travelers can bask in wide-open spaces, alongside enhanced health and safety protocols. Specifically, the US State Department puts countries into one of four categories, based on a risk assessment:

  • Level 1 is “exercise normal precautions”
  • Level 2 is “exercise increased caution”
  • Level 3 is “reconsider travel”
  • Level 4 is “do not travel”

The Level 2 “moderate” risk category also saw the nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Mexico, and Iran slide into the list from Level 3. Taiwan was also moved to Level 2 from Level 1 “low” risk as its COVID situation worsened.

CDC Travel Advisory Threat Level

The CDC ranks Belize as Level 2 (exercise increased caution), last updated on April 18, 2022.

State Department Travel Advisory Level

The State Department ranks Belize as Level 2 (reconsider travel), last updated on April 18, 2022.

Current COVID-19 Numbers in Belize

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Belize. Belize is reporting 6 new infections on average each day, 1% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on January 22.

Get the latest data from the WHO here.

Belize Drops Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers

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Belize has just two entry requirements for vaccinated travelers! The first is mandatory Belize travel health insurance, which can be pre-purchased online for US$18 per traveler. The second is that all travelers must have a Gold Standard Hotel booking. Otherwise, all COVID-19 tests are waived on arrival for vaccinated travelers. Unvaccinated travelers are still permitted and can test on arrival at the airport for US$50 per traveler.

Header image courtesy Grand Caribe Belize.

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