Belize’s Tourism Stakeholders in 2nd Phase of Vaccination Roll-Out Program

by Carolee Chanona

As Belize’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign rolls out throughout the country, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announces that frontline tourism stakeholders will be among those receiving the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine in Phase 2 of the campaign. Belize’s vaccination campaign, launched March 1 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, will be rolled out in five phases. The vaccination of the tourism sector will be carried out during the second phase, which will also include members of the National Assembly & Judiciary, teachers, police officers, and the staff of the Customs and Immigration departments.

Belize To Receive 125,800 More Vaccine Doses This Month

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Belize vaccinates its first three citizens, healthcare workers, on March 1, 2021.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness initially started the campaign with 1,000 doses of the vaccine donated by the Government of Barbados. However, there are 25,000 more doses arriving in Belize over the weekendas a donation from the Government of India. Meanwhile, an additional 100,800 doses have been confirmed as part of Belize’s allocation under the COVAX vaccination program.
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The availability of the Covid-19 vaccine in Belize signals a new era of hope for Belizeans, especially the tourism sector which has been the hardest hit by the pandemic. The vaccination of the tourism sector, in conjunction with the ongoing implementation of the Gold Standard Certification Program and the receipt of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) SafeTravels stamp will convey to the world that Belize is indeed a safe and viable tourism destination.

Belize Waives Entry Its Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for the Vaccinated & Recovered

entry requirements march 1 2021 belizeHowever, the U.S. still requires a negative test to re-enter America. That test has to be no more than three days old and if you travel by air, proof of the negative test must be given to the airline before you board your flight. Learn more here about where to get tested in Belize before departing.

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