As Belize prepares to reopen on August 15 to international passengers, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Ministry of Health (MOH) prepares a ‘safe corridor’ for tourism. Alongside the MOH, BTB, and other agencies, Belize continues to work to ensure all safety protocols and procedures are in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at reopening. As the Caribbean country enters Phase 3 of a 5-Phased Reopening Plan, BTB now opens their application process to the properties that can accommodate international guests, as per the checklist.
Once the Tourism Safe Corridor is established, Belize will coincide the first grouping of hotels allowed to open at Phase 3. These properties will include accommodations that have achieved the Tourism Gold Standard Certificate of Recognition; properties must also be able to provide full service to guests.
All passengers at to the Philip Goldson International Airport must abide by the following requirements, starting August 15:
- Download the Belize Health App and complete the required information prior to boarding the flight to Belize. A QR code with a unique ID number will be returned to you; this number will be used for contact tracing while in Belize. Presently, the app is not yet available for download.
- Book a hotel in Belize that has achieved the Tourism Gold Standard Certificate of Recognition and register on the Belize Health App.
- Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of travel to Belize. Otherwise, the passenger must take a COVID-19 rapid test in the airport, at their own expense. Should you test positive, you will be quarantined at your own expense until your results return as negative.