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.
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.
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:
The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations (MTDR), along with the Border Management Agency (BMA), and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announce the reopening of Belize’s land and sea borders to foreign tourists only.
Visitors with the explicit purpose of recreation or vacation may cross either of Belize’s land borders—Benque Viejo Del Carmen at Belize’s Guatemalan border in the west or the Santa Elena border in the north that borders Mexico—with a negative COVID-19 test and Gold Standard Certified Accommodation in hand. 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.
The Western Border and Northern Border is open between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on weekends.