Leading travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller shares a country-by-country guide to travel in Central and South America, including Belize. This includes reopening statues and travel restrictions. In particular, South America has been hit hardest in the region by the pandemic. Meanwhile, Belize’s neighboring Central America saw less severe outbreaks. However, these countries closed their borders, primarily for safety for the local population. Today, Central and South American countries, including Belize, cautiously and optimistically reopen.
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Belize’s Current Travel Regulations
Belize has reopened to all travelers and flights have resumed. All visitors ages five and older are required to test negative for COVID-19. This includes the option to present a negative PCR Test taken within 96 hours of arrival. Or, a negative Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Alternatively, travelers can choose be tested at the airport for $50. It is noted, that some pre-tested travelers may be randomly selected for a second test upon arrival.
Travelers can only stay at approved Gold Standard Hotels. These resorts and hotels offer full services and amenities for guests. For example: airport transport, isolated tours, pool or beach access, and in-house restaurants or food delivery. Prior restrictions in the fall mandated that travelers stay within their hotels and approved “Tourism Safe Corridors”. However, visitors can now move freely throughout the country. Social distancing and masks are required in public.
All visitors must also download the Belize Travel Health App within 72 hours of entering the country to register your place of stay. Here, travelers are expected to upload hotel confirmations and test results and share location information.
For all the latest COVID-19 travel updates in Belize, visit the dedicated Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle information hub. Alternatively, visit the Belize Tourism Board’s website. Header photo courtesy Victoria House Resort & Spa.