Heading South This Spring? United Airlines Adds More Belize Flights

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United Airlines has today shared details about its upcoming schedule, including service to Belize from Denver, Chicago and NY-Newark. Along with progress on coastal routes, the Chicago-based carrier will be flying over 100% of its pre-pandemic schedule to Latin America this spring! According to a statement released this morning, in May, the airline will be exceeding its 2019 schedule to Latin America. There will be more flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Towards the end of last year, United announced that it is launching new routes to Latin America. Flights include additions to the likes of Belize City, Cancun, San Jose, Liberia, San Pedro Sula, and Santo Domingo. So, these launches contribute to the scaling up in recent months.

“In the past few weeks, we have seen the strongest flight bookings since the start of the pandemic.”

– Ankit Gupta, vice president of United’s domestic network planning and scheduling, said in the statement.

Travelers to Belize can benefit from twice weekly flights departing from Denver and Newark in May, which increases to three times weekly in June, July and August 2021. Chicago-based travelers can enjoy weekly flights to Belize May through September 2021. And last but not least, travelers departing Houston can choose between as much as 14 weekly flights in August!

Belize’s Entry Requirements


Besides being the first in the Caribbean to waive an entry COVID-19 test, Belize also becomes one of the first in the world to accept fully-vaccinated tourists. If you’ve been fully (or will soon be) vaccinated, here are some travel changes to know about visiting Belize.

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Photo courtesy BTB

Being fully vaccinated can have the most upfront benefits for international travel to waive travel restrictions, like in Belize. Belize is one of the first countries to accept fully-vaccinated tourists. Traveling at least 14 days after the second dose lets visitors waive the pre-travel or on-arrival diagnostic test.  International tourists will still need to stay at a Gold Standard hotel for their vacation.

Header image courtesy Belize Tourism Board

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