Belize Reopens For Tourism

By Editorial Staff

Last updated on November 29th, 2022 at 04:36 am

Belize is now open to international tourism with no quarantine requirements and all COVID-19 travel restrictions repealed. Due to diligent work by the government and health authorities, Belize’s COVID19 numbers are at record low numbers.

The Government of Belize has decided to remove all public health measures at every land and sea point of entry to the country.

Effective immediately, the following guidelines are now in place:

Vaccination and testing: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for any persons traveling to Belize, at all official land and sea border points, regardless of their vaccination status. Belize Travel Health Insurance: purchase of the insurance is now optional, although still encouraged, as a form of protection against incurring medical and non-medical emergency expenses.

“With the emergence of weaker variants of COVID-19 and with the global trend of restrictions being relaxed, the time has come to take the pressure off of our health systems,” said a Ministry of Health spokesperson. “We’ve reached a level where it’s now everyone’s personal responsibility to decide whether they want to be vaccinated or not.”

The government of Belize cautions that in light of the presence of the BA.2 and BA.5 sub-variants in Belize, vaccines still remain the best form of protection against the virus. International visitors are also reminded that they must book their stay at a Gold Standard-approved hotel.

Who can visit Belize?

Any traveller is permitted to visit Belize at this time.

  • You are required to complete the Customs and Immigration Form that is provided to you on your flight to Belize.
  • Bring along an Official Vaccine Card reflecting the receipt of the dual or single dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Purchase Belize Travel Health Insurance IS NOW OPTIONAL AS OF 12 July 2022.

Tourists to Belize can now travel freely to facilities which will include hotels, restaurants and tour operators that have achieved “Tourism Gold Standard” Recognition. The Gold Standard Recognition Program is a 9-point program that seeks to enhance the tourism industry’s health and safety standards by adapting new behaviors and procedures to ensure both employees and travelers are confident in the cleanliness and safety of Belize’s tourism product. Businesses that meet the requirements of the Tourism Gold Standard Program are certified and promoted as having implemented these enhanced measures with a Gold Standard Seal of Approval. This seal certifies industry stakeholders who’ve embraced the safety protocols, and will be visible for all guests where practical, such as tour operator vehicles and vessels, hotel lobbies, primary doors of entry, etc.

Tourists arrive in Belize on American Airlines.