International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Belize.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
181.70
Increased by-52.57
at 12/5/2021
Vaccinated
56.44%
Increased by56.44%
at 12/3/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Belize. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Belize Tourism
Start Date
10/1/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. Travelers can instead take an approved rapid antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure.

Travelers who are unable to take a COVID test before arrival will be required to take a test on arrival at their own expense. Please contact your airline for details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 96 hours Before Departure
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Departure
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Belize Tourism Board
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Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking

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Travelers are required to have proof of booking at a Gold Standard Certified Hotel or accommodation.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Foreign homeowners;
  • Long stay non-nationals;
  • VFR (visiting friends and relatives);
  • Belizean citizens and permanent residents.
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Belize Tourism
Start Date
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Recommended

Recommended travel insurance

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Description

Travelers are recommended to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage before traveling to Belize.

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Belize Tourism
Start Date
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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Description

Travelers who arrive without a negative COVID-19 test result are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at their own expense.

Travelers entering Belize through the Northern and Western borders will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test at their own expense. External COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests will not be accepted.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
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Belize Tourism Board
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Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Description

All travelers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test result are required to take a test on arrival. Travelers who test positive must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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Belize Tourism
Start Date
Changed

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places.

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Belize Tourism Board
Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Belize.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
181.70
Increased by-52.57
at 12/5/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
7.60%
Decreased by0.80%
at 11/29/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
56.44%
Increased by56.44%
at 12/3/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
228,517
Increased by228,517
at 12/3/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.93
Increased by-0.01
at 12/1/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am from Sundays to Thursdays and 11 pm to 4 am from Fridays to Saturdays. During curfew hours, movement is limited for essential reasons only. Some facilities such as casinos remain closed and proof of vaccination will be required to access most establishments. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Belize can be found in the FAQs section towards the bottom of the page at https://belizetourismboar...
Checked
12/4/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
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Public transport is operating at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Reservations must be made in advance.

Bars

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Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Spas, beauty salons, and barbershops are allowed to operate on an appointment-only basis for vaccinated customers.

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