Editor’s Note: Announced August 5, Belize has postponed the reopening date of its international airport due to a rise in local COVID-19 cases. Read more on Belize postponing its tourism reopening here. (Edited 6/08/2020)
“Confidence in a safe travel experience is key to a successful recovery. While we’re rebuilding our network at home and abroad, it’s even more critical that we provide the highest industry standard of safety, space and clean so when our customers are ready to travel, we’re ready for them.”
– Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President for Delta’s Network Planning
Delta Air Lines returns to the Caribbean
Delta cautioned that it would be operating about 25 percent of its schedule compared to the same period last year — although that was a major increase to a less-than 10 percent during April and May. Its relaunch in the Caribbean comes with a host of new health and safety protocols by Delta; from capped cabin seating, blocked middle seats through Sept. 30 and new measures to sanitize the aircraft. However like Delta Air Lines’ return to Belize in September, Atlanta (ATL) will serve as the main hub for Caribbean flights.
Belize’s Entry Requirements
Passengers that provide certification of a negative test result from a COVID-19 PCR test done within 72 hours of travel will be allowed immediate entry into Belize via a ‘fast track’ lane. However, fliers that do not provide a negative test must test upon arrival in Belize, at the passenger’s expense; if positive, passenger will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. A negative test result will allow entry into Belize. Additionally, everyone arriving must download and register the Belize Health App for contact tracing.