Are you a returning Belizean, resident, second home owner, QRP member or other long-stay visitor? Apply for entry to return to Belize now! At last, the Belize Re-Entry Application is available here. Additionally, for all arriving passengers to Belize starting October 1, you must download the Belize Health App and complete the required information. Information required by the Belize Health App should be filled out within 72 hours of arrival to Belize. Here, you will then receive a unique code as confirmation of successfully meeting all app requirements. It is important that this be done prior to arrival for a significant reduction in wait time at the airport. You can download the Belize Travel Health App by clicking here.
*The Belize Health App forms DO NOT need to be filled out more than 72 hours in advance. If you do so any earlier, the unique code will expire and you will have to start the process over.*
All inbound passengers will be screened when they arrive in Belize; in addition to undergoing non-invasive temperature checks and observation for symptoms passengers may be subject to additional testing. Masks are required to be worn at all times throughout the entire return process from deplaning to exiting the airport.
Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle has broken down the traveler classifications in order to assist you in deciding which category you fall in and some general rules you should know before travel. Details of the entry requirements for each classification immediately follows. See graphic below.
All other traveler classifications beside tourists must apply for entry or return to Belize here.
1. Entry Requirements for Belizean Citizens and Residents
Citizens are classified as persons with Belizean passports. Alternatively, residents are classed as individuals with permanent residence or individuals with a valid work permit. The Diaspora are those who were born in Belize but may be permanent residents or passport holders of other nationalities.
Upon arrival, Belizean citizens and residents will be required to take a mandatory Covid-19 test at Belize’s International Airport at the travelers expense of US$50.00 and wait for results before being able to leave. Once results are negative, citizens and residents will be released to start a 10-day self-quarantine within your home. The Ministry of Health will advise once you are cleared from the quarantine period.
Belizean citizens and residents will still need to register to come home in Phase 3 of reopening. You can do so at the following link to register to come to Belize. Belizean citizens and residents in this category do not need to wait for approval of this registration process.
2. Entry Requirements for persons with business concerns in Belize, but are not on a work permit.
Upon arrival you will be required to take a mandatory Covid-19 test at Belize’s International Airport; at your own expense of US$50.00 per person and wait for you’re results before exiting. Once the entire airport process is complete: clearance from health officials, customs and immigration you will then proceed to your destination and stay at a Gold Standard Approved Hotel and move around with approved transportation.
This category of traveler is exempt from the 10-day self-quarantine. However, they must submit an approved itinerary and stay in a Gold-Standard approved hotel and arrangements made for the use of a vehicle with a trained driver (no public transportation). It would be advised that those seeking investment and business prospects in Belize work with a local real estate or investment office so that they can assist in guiding you through this process.
3. Entry requirements for foreign second home owners, Qualified retired persons (QRP) and long stay non-nationals.
Entry Protocols After Arrival for those Applying for Re-Entry to Belize
Upon arrival, you will be required to take a mandatory Covid-19 test at Belize’s International Airport at the travelers expense of US$50.00 and wait for results before being able to leave. Once results are negative, you will be released to start a 10-day self-quarantine within your home. The Ministry of Health will advise once you are cleared from the quarantine period.