Kids Under 12 Years Old No Longer Need To Take A COVID Test To Enter Belize

by Carolee Chanona

After two years of changing rules and guidelines, destinations around the world—including Belize— are loosening travel restrictions, like removing testing requirements for entry altogether. While last week’s announcement from the Belize Tourism Board meant fully vaccinated visitors no longer need to take a COVID test to enter Belize, kids under the age of 12 years can now bypass testing for entry through Belize’s airport, land, or seaport. Still, for many families, these changes will make travel to Belize both simpler and cheaper. Otherwise, unvaccinated travelers to the dually Caribbean and Central American nation can take a COVID test before arrival. Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (their single-dose or two doses of a double-dose vaccine) at least 2 weeks prior to arrival in Belize.

Mandatory Travel Insurance Still Required

Effective February 15, 2022, all Foreign Tourists entering Belize will be required to purchase Belize’s travel health insurance. Although a Covid test is not a mandatory entry requirement, the Belize travel insurance scheme applies is and applies for kids and infants, too. Travelers can buy the insurance online prior to their trip at or on arrival at the airport. The Belize Travel Insurance costs US$18 per traveler.

Header image via Itz’ana Resort.

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