COPA Airlines Adds Second Flight Frequency to Belize

by Carolee Chanona

With 2021’s winding road steered towards travel recovery, that included more frequent flights, with the return and launch of new airlines arriving in Belize with inaugural service. One vital bridge to the region and Europe? COPA Airlines’ return in June 2021, signaling a sense of normalcy to both regional and international travel. With its main hub in Panama City (PTY) at the Tocumen International Airport, Copa Airlines offers the most convenient connection to Belize from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe—without transiting through the United States of America. Now, COPA Airlines increases flights to Belize with twice-weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays as of January 1, 2022. Flight time from Belize City (BZE) to Panama City (PTY) is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Flight Schedule (PTY-BZE)
Departs: Panama City, Panama (PTY) at 11:44 am
Arrives: Belize City (BZE) at 1:08 pm
Departs: Belize City (BZE) at 2:19 pm
Arrives: Panama City, Panama (PTY) at 5:40 pm

Belize’s Entry Requirements


All vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers arriving by air at the Philip Goldson International Airport must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within the last 96 hours, an approved antigen rapid test within 48 hours, or alternatively, take a Covid-19 test upon arrival. Only those who test positive upon arrival in Belize will be required to quarantine for 10 days. All foreign visitors must also have a valid Gold Standard Hotel accommodation booking, and present it at Immigration.

Header image courtesy Belize Tourism Board 

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