Transfer from the International Airport (BZE)
Given repatriates at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) no longer being swabbed on arrival to Belize, the entry process itself was swift and efficient. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sending arrival forms prior to entry, immigrations and customs was a seamless process. Once cleared with entry forms and a temperature of less than 100°F, repatriates are then given the choice to either charter a taxi for transfer to your quarantine hotel on your own (for BZ$50) or shared (BZ$25).
Arriving to the Radisson Ft. George Hotel & Marina in Belize City for Quarantine
“From the start we knew it was the right thing to do; not only for the persons arriving, but for those working here. Teaching them to care with COVID-19. Understanding our role in controlling it and keeping the spread down is very important.”– Sandra Grisham-Clothier, General Manager of the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina
Many have varying views on how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Radisson takes the view to educate and learn how to live and function safely throughout the pandemic.
Belizean Repatriation Continues – but Belize is slated to fully reopen for its International Airport on October 1
At time of writing, Belize remains closed for international travel with the exception of weekly repatriation for Belizeans. United, in collaboration with the Government of Belize, offers this service from Houston (HOU) to Belize City (BZE) via the Philip Goldson International Airport. Repatriation is expected to continue, via the international airport and Belize’s land borders, until further notice.
Learn more on Belize’s reopening here.