Belize To Reopen Land Borders on January 1, 2022

by Carolee Chanona

While details of reopening are to be discussed further, Belize’s National Assembly, which is the Legislature of Belize, approved the reopening of land borders effective 1st January 2022. The health conditions applicable to such travel are yet to be determined; the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met in a regular session on 14th December 2021. Currently, Belize’s land borders are open to foreign tourists for vacation and recreational purposes for more than one day.

Belize’s Land Borders Are Currently Open to Tourists Only

To enter, the following entry requirements are needed:

  • Foreign Tourists may need to show proof of booking at a Belize Tourism Board Gold Standard Certified Hotel or Accommodation.
  • Foreign Tourists are permitted to enter with their own private vehicles and utilize their personal transportation for travel within Belize.
  • Foreign Tourists are permitted to enter with their own private vehicles and utilize their personal transportation for travel within Belize.
  • It is recommended that Foreign Tourists utilize certified Gold Standard transport operators.

All travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated entering Belize through the Northern and Western Borders will be administered a Rapid Test for COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, at their own expense. No external COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Test will be accepted at these points of entry.

Nationals of the following countries don’t need a visa to visit Belize: United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Barbados, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, South Korea, Mexico, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Guatemala, Spain, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, Malaysia,  Jamaica, Honduras, Panama Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Venezuela, The Republic of China (Taiwan), Trinidad & Tobago, Norway, and Sweden. Don’t see your country of origin? Apply for a visa here.

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