Non-Stop Flights from Canada to Belize

by Carolee Chanona
air Canada airplane tarmac

As a popular seasonal destination for Canadian airline carriers, direct flights to Belize are available through WestJet and Air Canada. These flights, available in Belize for a few years now, allow both Canadians and Belizeans greater connectivity, access to key routes, and more convenient schedules. As Belize prepares to reopen its international in August 2020, stay updated with direct [seasonal] flight availability from Canada to Belize. Canada and Belize have a long history of bilateral cooperation and as members of the Commonwealth, both countries share historical traditions, and systems of government and some may argue even some cultural ties. Canada accounts for the third-largest tourist market for Belize.


The availability of WestJet’s service gives Canadians and Belizeans greater connectivity to popular WestJet hubs, like Calgary and Toronto. In 2017, WestJet announced its latest non-stop weekly service to Belize from Calgary; WestJet typically offers non-stop service to Belize from October to May. As a welcomed addition to Belize’s tourism industry, direct flights are available through Calgary (YYC), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), and Montreal (YUL). Effective Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 pm, WestJet temporarily suspended flight service to Central America, including Belize.

Air Canada

Announced December 2019, Air Canada increased the number of direct seasonal flights from Toronto, Canada to Belize. Direct non-stop service increased from weekly to Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays during Belize’s high season of tourism, between December and April. Canadians, and international travellers alike, will have ample opportunity to access Belize conveniently. WestJet Airlines already operated seasonal non-stop flights from Toronto to Belize City. Competition in the growing Canada-Belize market is widely expected to result in lower prices for travelers. The initial Toronto-Belize City flight for weekly service began on December 15 – April 13, 2018.

Belize’s International Airport will reopen on October 1

International Airport

Belize will reopen its international airport on August 15. Photo courtesy Maya Island Air.

Starting October 1, travelers to Belize will be put through a number of precautionary measures. Including, but not limited to, mandatory temperature checks at the airport, numerous sanitizing procedures, a COVID-19 test result, and agreement to adhere to the Belize Health App.

Tourists can either present a negative PCR test result, taken within the last 72 hours before arrival; or pay for a rapid test within the airport at the traveler’s expense.

When choosing Belize, travelers can follow the four step visitor process, which includes booking your travel, arrival to Belize, immigration & customs, and your stay in Belize.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published June 27, 2020. The most recent version was edited on October 15, 2020.

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