Over 30 days have passed now with Belize having no new cases.
Today, Belize has officially gone over 30 days without reporting a new cases. Additionally, approximately 6 weeks after reporting its first COVID-19 infection, Belize officially confirms there are no active coronavirus cases. With a new travel update, Belize reopens domestic travel while tentatively planning for international arrivals. As of May 5, 2020, the remaining 2 active cases in Belize have fully recovered. Belize registered 2 deaths from COVID-19 and 18 total cases, with April 13 being the last reported spike (+4 cases). Neighboring countries like Guatemala and Mexico continue to report new cases, so Belize must continue to exercise all preventative measures.
The success of this has come with great efforts from the government and the community with strict preventative measures been put in place. Although the threat remains high on the radar with neighboring countries seeing a spike in COVID-19 numbers, this small Caribbean nation is slowly reopening movement in country. Belize is now going into a new phase of easing restrictions for both local and international travel.
Domestic Travel Reopens
The wait has been worthwhile as this new update slowly opens Belize for domestic travel.
As of May 15, 2020 local travelers are now able to explore the country with crossing of districts now permitted. Hotels and outdoor restaurants are also now allowed to open, with a limit of 10 persons in dining settings. Furthermore, access to seas, rivers, and pools is now permitted.
With all these new freedoms, social distancing remains in place and everyone must still wear a mask when out in public. It’s time to vacation without leaving the country! Check out some top Staycation Deals.
International Travel Update
The Caribbean country of Belize is planning to reopen to international visitors on July 1, as the country lays out its exit strategy from lockdown. This date, July 1, is the tentative date for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA). The date is extremely contingent on no further coronavirus cases in Belize, with precautionary measures. Also it is very contingent on what’s happening in the U.S.A. The opening of the PGIA will be one of the first routes to open for international travel, before the countries borders.
The future of travel is still unknown, but will only reopen in Belize once safe. You may also be asking yourself – when is the right time to book a future vacation? There is no definitive answer. In the meantime, we’ve put together travel updates for Belize, plus travel tips, to keep in mind for your future Belize vacation.