Belize Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Eased [March 2022]

Travelling as we once knew it has changed, and in Belize, it's no different.

However, the restrictions for visiting Belize are slowly easing, and I'll outline the steps and procedures that are currently in place to visit Belize:

1. Any Traveler can visit Belize at this time

Travelers getting off first flight to Belize post covid

The Government of Belize (GOB) does not currently have any travel bans in place. 

  1. Effective February 15, 2022 visitors are required to apply for Belize Travel Health Insurance which is mandatory to protect travelers against incurred medical and non-medical expenses incase they test positive for COVID-19 During their stay in Belize. The cost of the policy is $18 USD and provides coverage for up to $50,000 USD in medical expenses related to COVID-19 treatment.
  2. Exempted from this mandatory insurance are Belizean nationals whose stay does not exceed one day, permanent residents, qualified retirement persons (QRP), foriegners with long stay status, cruise ship passengers and crews, holder of a temporary work permit, dependant permit or student permit, and flight crews.

2. Present a Proof of Immunization or get Tested Upon Arrival

Belize airport covid19 screening at international airport

As of 1st March 2022, any person wishing to enter Belize through the airport or any land port or seaport shall provide proof of immunization (vaccinated).

If proof of immunization is not presented, you will be required to get tested upon arrival (this will cost US$50). If your test is negative, there is no quarantine necessary. Children under age 5 or between 5 - 11 yrs old are not required to get tested.

Any person entering Belize who tests positive for COVID-19 shall, at the person’s own expense, be put into mandatory quarantine at a government-designated quarantine facility at the direction of, and for a period of time as directed by the Quarantine Authority and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry responsible for health.

3. Book your stay in Belize with a Belize Gold Standard Certified Property

Belize gold standard certified hotels and tour operator badge

If you're visiting Belize for tourism purposes only, you will need to book your vacation at a Gold Standard Hotel. The Gold Standard does not mean that the hotel is a one-star or five-star (as per TripAdvisor’s rating). The Tourism Gold Standard is a new designation that is a 9-point program that enhances the tourism industry's health and safety standards with new behaviours and procedures to ensure both employees and travellers are confident in cleanliness and safety.  You can find a list of Gold Standard Hotels on this website.

4. Move around freely with certain restrictions

Tourists can move around freely but must adhere to social distancing protocols. Masks are no longer required in outdoor spaces (e.g. walking on the street) but must be worn in supermarkets, Government offices, hardware stores, business offices etc. Neck gaiter, fishing mask or any face, neck & head coverings are prohibited.

5. You can rent a car to move around Belize

Tourists can rent a car from approved rental companies at the International Airport, and the company will use GPS tracking for contact tracing purposes. You can also book ground transportation with Gold Standard tour operators only.

6. You can inspect Real Estate properties on your visit to Belize

Finally, yes, you can view properties on your vacation. However, you must have your own transportation and obey all security and safety measures. Check with your Belize Real Estate Agent for more details.

I am excited to see you in Belize! Please send me an email at tiffany@belizerealestateagent.com or give me a call/Whatsapp at +501-678-4000 to schedule viewing properties.

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