Belize will track arriving Passengers with a Health App

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Starting August 15, all passengers arriving to Belize via Philip Goldson International Airport will be required to download the Belize Health App and register for entry into the country. When Belize does welcome leisurely flights again, all passengers will be required to either come with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their departure — with which they can use the “fast lane” at the airport — or undergo testing on arrival, according to the Belize Tourism Board. Before traveling, passengers will have to download the Belize Health App before boarding a flight. While in Belize, the app will track movement(s) within the ‘safe corridors’, for contact tracing if the need arises. Additionally, arriving passengers will be required to undergo a temperature check at the airport and wear a mask while traveling.

Under Development

For each user, the Belize Health App will generate a QR code with a unique ID number. Through this, your unique number will be used for contact tracing while in Belize. At the moment, the Belize Health App is currently under development. Once available, the Government of Belize will share where to download the app, along with a tutorial. Starting August 15, arriving travelers to the Philip Goldson International Airport can access the “fast lane” if pre-registration was done on the app. Otherwise, airport attendants in Belize will assist with the Belize Health App via kiosks on your smart phone, tablet, or other. The app itself is expected to be free of cost and available on most platforms.

Requirements for Belize Health App Users

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Belize reopens its international airport to leisurely travel starting August 15. Photo courtesy Maya Island Air.

All arriving passengers to Belize, regardless of whether citizen or tourist, will be required to download the web-based Belize Health App. It should be noted that an internet connection is required for daily check-in requirement(s). All requirements, including protocols to track, will be outlined in the Belize Health App’s terms and conditions once available. The reopening of Philip Goldson International Airport on August 15 will mark Phase III of Belize’s 5-phased reopening travel plan.

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