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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Updated July 2021. Map Courtesy CCL

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

 

Tropic Air

Cancun

Roatan

Flores

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
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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

As of May 31, 2021, Belize’s Land and Maritime Borders are open to recreational and vacationing travelers only.

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. 

 

  • Phase 1: Foreign Tourists Only (or travelers with special permission)
  • Phase 2: Foreign Tourists and Visitors of Friends, Family & Relatives
  • Phase 3: Full Re-opening

 

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.