Updated March 2, 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!!!
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.
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.
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) test can be taken up to 48 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 the best options for transfers to and from the Belize International Airport (BZE).
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.
A curfew is in place from 10 PM to 5 AM. You can be fined ($250USD) for breaking the curfew.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
If you have any Questions or Concerns about travelling to Belize during covid, let us know by using the form below.