Can I Land at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize on a No-Movement Day?

by Carolee Chanona
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Compliant with Belize’s new COVID-19 measures effective Monday, September 20, traveling by any means to and from the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is considered essential during no movement days within the 2 weeks of the new restrictions. As such, tourism workers can also operate fully during the two scheduled no movement days in the 2 weeks of the restrictions, which include hotels and resorts for the purpose of servicing guests; guests already lodged at the hotel or resort are included within this exemption. All persons falling within the above categories will be allowed movement on the following Sundays: September 26 and October 3.

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The Philip Goldson International Airport is Belize’s one and only international air entry point. Image via Unsplash

If you have a flight scheduled on either September 26 or October 3, the airport remains open and you will be exempt from these movement restrictions. Additionally, if you have tours or other activities booked on either of those Sundays, your plans should not be affected. The Philip Goldson International Airport will remain open on these no-movement Sundays. Should a query arise during a routine check-point, be sure to have a copy of the travel itinerary or other relevant information to justify your movement; as an International guest, tour operators will take care of this for you.

Belize’s New COVID Measures Include No Movements on Sunday, Except for Tourism


The John Smith link road from the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE:PGIA) to the Philip Goldson Highway. Image via Government of Belize

In order to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Belize, Prime Minister, Hon. John Briceño has announced the following restrictions, starting at midnight on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. These restrictions will be in place for a period of two weeks:

  • A curfew will be imposed countrywide during the hours of 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. However, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia, and Hopkins remain with a 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily curfew.
  • Restaurants will only be allowed to provide take-out service. Restaurants in San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia, and Hopkins can operate as per normal. 
  • All hotels, and accompanying restaurants, outside of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia, and Hopkins can operate and abide by the 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew.
  • Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October 2021 will be declared no movement days, except to seek medical attention or to purchase medication, groceries, and fuel. The tourism industry and workers are considered essential and can operate fully during these no movement days.
  • All casinos and churches are to be closed.
  • Contact sports are not allowed.

Within the press notice, Belize Tourism Board (BTB) took the opportunity to encourage you to be individually responsible for yourself, your family, friends, and your country and get vaccinated if you haven’t done so as yet. You are also reminded to wear your mask properly, wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently, practice social distancing and avoid crowded spaces while in Belize.

Feature Image Courtesy: ROEming Belize Travel Agency 

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