Belize Covid Travel Info

Updated May 13, 2021

 

Still wanna go on vacation to Belize yes or no?
Yes and here is why….

Because of Covid-19, travelling has got a little more difficult. It leaves you questioning what countries you can travel to? What are the restrictions? And lots of other questions as well.

We will cover as much information as relevant possible to help you with your plans to travel to Belize during COVID-19. You will learn how our shuttle service is outfitted and operating under new safety protocols. Where and how you can get your departure covid test, compliance with the CDC guideline.

 

You don’t have to go anywhere to get it, the testing company “Covid-19 Concierges“ will come to you between 8 am and 5.30 pm… awesome!!!

USA Today, lists Belize is one the safest countries welcome American vacationers.

 

Belize Covid travel info

Can you travel to Belize during covid?

Is it safe to travel to Belize right now? Yes,
To date, the Government of Belize has lifted the travelling ban to any country by air. Any Tourist visiting Belize will find the only entry is at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) or BZE on your flight ticket. Land Borders remain Closed.

It’s recommended for tourists visiting Belize during COVID-19 to stay in the Tourism safety corridor. The Safe Corridor includes Gold Standard certified accommodations, tour operators, tourism, transportation providers, restaurants, tourist sites and attractions, and gift shops.
But it’s allowed to wander around in the city or town that you are staying in, as was announced by our former Prime Minister honorable Dean Barrow in a publication in 2020.

Belize entry requirements during covid

Here is what you can do at home:
Downloading the Belize Health app and completing the form, is an entry requirement from the time of opening in October 2020. This can be made 92 hours before arrival in Belize.

  • Bring along an Official Vaccine Card reflecting the receipt of the dual or single dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival.

Now, Testing Requirements.

All tourists planning to visit Belize will need to have a negative covid test result upon entry. A Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test48 hours before arrival, or the Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken 92 hours before entering Belize.

If you are unable to produce either covid test result during the time of entry, you can get a test at the International Airport (BZE) for $50 USD per person.

Tourists looking to enter into Belize must have proof of reservations at Gold Standard service provider(s) mentioned above.

The updated list of Gold standard providers and accommodations can be found on the BTB website.

Our vans are outfitted so that they are above and beyond the safety protocols. They are one of best options for transfers to and from the Belize International Airport (BZE).

Covid Restrictions in Belize

Wearing of a mask is mandatory;
When visiting public areas, masks are required. Children 6 and under are exempted from this restriction, this and other rules will be explained by your driver.

Curfew:
A curfew is in place from 10 PM to 5 AM. You can be fined ($250USD) for breaking the curfew.

  • Other restrictions that may affect you when visiting Belize during covid.
    Some outdoor (open-air) Restaurants and Spas are operating on a reservation only guideline.
  • You must remain 6 feet apart (about 2 arm’s length) from others not travelling with you.

For US Residence the CDC Guidelines mentioned no quarantine upon arrival in the US if you have proof of a negative test result or documents of recovery.

The following are a direct copy of the CDC before and after travel information:

Get Tested Before and After Travel

  • If you are travelling get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. Make sure you have the results of your negative test before you travel. Keep a copy of your results with you during travel; you might be asked for them.
  • Do not travel if you test positive. Immediately isolate yourself, and follow public health recommendations.
  • Get tested again with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. Regardless of where you travelled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting COVID-19 after travel:
    • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors. Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, travelling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
    • If there are people in the household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home for 14 days after travel.
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness.
    • Watch your health: Look for symptoms of COVID-19.
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Who is required to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to departure from Belize?
Travellers going to the following destinations are required to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to their departure:

  • Effective January 7th, 2021 – Canada (5+ years and older)
  • Effective January 26th, 2021 – United States of America (2+ years and older)

Mandatory COVID-19 testing, to be allowed to board a flight to Canada.

All air passengers 5 years of age or older, including Canadians, are required to show a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken within 72 hours prior to boarding their scheduled departure to Canada or a positive COVID-19 molecular test is taken between 14 and 90 days prior to departure.

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, UK Citizen must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so.

Covid Testing Departure Assistance

The “Covid 19 test concierge” company has made it easy for visitors in Belize, during the pandemic, to get tested before leaving the country without having to go to a public or private clinic and lose precious vacation time.

You can set up an appointment for the day before leaving and a covid testing team will come to the place you are staying to administer the covid test in 30 min / 45 min tops.


Would that work for you?

The test is antigen-based and CDC compliant; cost $75USD per person.

You can schedule a test between 8 AM and 5.30 PM from Sunday to Saturday.

Rapid test at your door can be arranged by calling or texting via What’s App to +501-613-test(8378).

Procedure for Covid testing before departure.

  • Call to +501-613-8378 to schedule your appointment.
  • A trained professional will come to you to conduct the test.
  • State-of-the-art mobile testing equipment will provide your result within 30 min.
  • You can then be on your way with electronic or printed results of the test.

Please note that all Gold standard accommodation providers should be able to make an appointment for you.
If you rather do it at one of their stationary test facilities?

Facilities are set up around the country at these following locations.

  1. Belize City – 218 Cor. Leslie Ave & Meighan Ave
  2. San Pedro – 2 Miles North San Pedro
  3. Caye Caulker – Biciaco Ave (On the Beach)
  4. San Ignacio – Savannah St (Across from Market)
  5. Placencia – Bruk Pot Alley (Next to the Post office)
  6. Hopkins – Seafront St. (Behind Drumming Center on the Beach)

 

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All Approved Tourism Gold/Safety Standard Hotels

Note: The Tourism Gold Standard Hotels listing is being updated daily, as the BTB continues to process applications, inspect hotels and approve new hotels for recognition into the Program. Our hotels have all raised the standard of health and safety protocols being implemented on their property, as we welcome back travellers to Belize.
belizetourismboard.org/industry-sectors/tourism-gold-standard-entities/

Travel safe Message from William

A Message to all travelers.

As a traveler you want to get out of your house after these months of COVID-19 lockup… but going out of the country adds an extra level of worry…

Q; “Will the services in Belize be up to par with my desire for safety and fun at the same time??”

We at William’s Belize shuttle have been a trendsetter in the Belizean transfer sector for years and have made the vehicles safe for you the traveler as well as the driver.

 

 

 

As Belize opens up, and worries about the traveler may be coming with an unwanted gift, you might have the same worries about our driver and companies care about COVID-19 safety??

The Belize Tourism Board and Ministry of Health recommended to NOT use the AC option during the transfer with travelers and leave the windows open…. Due to this suggestion and our experience of 12 years we knew that this would not be an option in our, at times too warm and at times rainy country Hence we installed in all vehicles a COVID-19 shield of such an airproof level that it keeps any airflow completely within the 2 separate compartments.    (Imagine what you might have experienced in New York taxis??)

Still being able to offer AC to keep us all cool during the drive and for a while you’re even able to take off the “dreaded” mask during the drive after having it on from the time you left your home and landed in Belize.

We clean and disinfect our vehicles before and after the drive with atomizers and Lysol disinfectants… To absolutely minimize any risk.

We will be happy to bring you to and/or from your location(s) while you are in Belize…

See you soon…
From your team at William’s Belize shuttle

 

 

 

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Updated Covid-19 Statistic in Belize

Flag Country New Confirmed Total Confirmed New Deaths Total Deaths Total Recovered
Belize Belize +5 12994 +1 327 12507

Contact us if you have any question about traveling to Belize during the pandemic.

We try to keep our Belize Covid Travel info page updated as much as possible on Entry Requirements, Restrictions and Testing for tourist planning to visit Belize.

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