Flying to Belize & Getting Here

With Belize first reopening leisurely travel on October 1, the country has seen a steady increase in air carriers tapping into this pocket of pent-up demand—especially as the country became the first in the Caribbean to allow vaccinated travelers to visit without a COVID-19 test.

 

Here’s all the ways to fly into Belize via the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE), which is the only international airport in Belize, found in Ladyville just 15 minutes out of Belize City.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO BELIZE (BZE)

The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport hosts direct flights from 14 cities in North America via eight (8) international carriers, along with greater connectivity to Central America via three (3) regional carriers. That’s a total of 11 airlines, 18 cities, and 19 airports. With new non-stop flights, like Alaska Airlines’ service via Seattle and Frontier Airlines’ service via Orlando, Belize’s tourism recovery gets a vote of confidence. 

Belize officially reopened its International Airport for commercial flights on October 1.

Visit HERE for the latest travel advisory.

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From USA & Canada

American Airlines

Miami 

Dallas 

Charlotte 

Los Angeles 

 

Delta Air Lines

Atlanta

 

Sun Country

Minneapolis  

 

United Airlines

Denver  

Los Angeles 

Chicago  

Newark  

Houston 

 

Alaska Air

Los Angeles  

Seattle

 

Frontier Airlines

Orlando

Denver

From Latin America 

TAG

Guatemala

Flores, Petén

 

Tropic Air

Cancun

Roatan

Flores, Petén

San Salvador

 

Copa Airlines

Panama City

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QUICK FACTS ON BELIZE'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) is Belize’s only international airport, with a total of 7 departure gates with international and domestic terminals. The PGIA is roughly the size of a regional airport in the U.S.A. 

 

On arrival, travelers deplane via stairway directly onto the tarmac before being guided into the PGIA. Inside, travelers move quickly into immigration and customs before awaiting luggage at only two baggage carousels.

 

Note that you are NOT landing in Belize City, which means you will need ground transportation to enter Belize City. Domestic flights are also are available at the Belize International Airport for transfers to major tourism destinations. Domestic flights are also available at the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport (TZA) in Belize City. 

Terminal 1

  • TAG
  • Sun Country
  • Maya Island Air
  • Tropic Air

Terminal 2

  • Delta Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines

Domestic Airports & Airfields in Belize

Once in Belize, there are numerous daily flights operated by the country’s two airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. Domestic airports and airfields in Belize include:

  • Sir Barry Bowen (Belize City Municipal Airport) – Belize City – (TZA)
  • Belmopan – (BCV)
  • Caye Caulker – (CUK)
  • Caye Chapel – (CYC)
  • Corozal Town – (CZH)
  • Dangriga – (DGA)
  • Maya Flats – serving San Ignacio and Benque Viejo – (MYF)
  • Orange Walk – (ORZ)
  • Placencia – (PLJ)
  • Punta Gorda – (PND)
  • San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) – (SPR)
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BELIZE'S LAND & MARITIME BORDERS

The Western Border (Benque Viejo Del Carmen) and the Northern Border (Santa Elena), along with Maritime Borders, are fully now open in Belize.

The Western Border and the Northern Border are open from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm for all visitors, both local and foreign. All Sea Ports will be open from 6:00 am- 4:00 pm. The following are additional requirements that you can expect when travelling through our Borders:

 

 • All travellers must purchase mandatory Belize Travel Health Insurance, available online for US$18 per traveller.

 

 • All unvaccinated travellers must test at the border for US$50 per traveller. Travellers under 5 years old are waived from testing. 

 

 • Any person testing positive for COVID-19 at the land border shall be placed in mandatory quarantine at the traveller’s expense.

 

 • All visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering the country, valid for at least three (3) months after the date of arrival.