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Belize travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Belize. Belize is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Belize. Belize is part of North America with main city at Belmopan. Its Developing country with a population of 370K people. The main currency is Belize Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Belize

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Belize is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

Travelers are required to purchase the 'Belize travel health insurance' before departure at https://www.belizetravelinsurance.com or upon arrival at the cost of $18 USD.
Belizean citizens and permanent residents are exempt from buying the 'Belize travel health insurance'.
Additionally, tourists are also required to book and stay at a Belize Tourism Board (BTB) approved accommodation. A list of approved hotels can be found at https://belizetourismboard.org/industry-sectors/tourism-gold-standard-hotels/

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
Full details can be found at https://belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-travel-updates/

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, on arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test, taken no more than 48 hours before departure, is also accepted.
Non-vaccinated arrivals without a valid test result will be required to take a test on arrival, at the cost of $50 USD, to be paid in cash. If positive, travelers will be required to quarantine at a government-approved facility for 10 days at their own expense.

Additional test requirements

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival and further health testing may be required for randomly selected passengers.
For more details Belize Tourism Board

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, proof of vaccination is required to attend large events and gatherings. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Belize can be found in the FAQs section towards the bottom of the page at https://belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-travel-updates/

Use of masks

Face masks are required while on public transportation.

Public transport

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

Restaurants

Restaurants are open at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Bars are open at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Citizens, residents, and those traveling for essential reasons are exempt from this requirement.
Full details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

Quarantine required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those testing negative on day 8 will not see their quarantine period extended. Travelers testing positive will be required to isolate an additional 10 days.

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR, NAT, NAAT, or RT-LAMP test result, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative professionally administered antigen test result, taken the day before departure, is also accepted.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information on testing requirements can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada

Testing on arrival

Non-vaccinated travelers will either be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival or provided with a self-swab kit. Additionally, they will be provided with an at-home COVID-19 self-swab kit which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period.
Travelers may register in advance for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/arrival-testing-providers
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing on arrival requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.

Travel restriction details for Belize

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Belize

Regulations remain in force to prevent, control, contain and suppress the spread of coronavirus. The Government of Belize has announced a nationwide curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The curfew is active from 9pm to 4am for adults and 6pm to 4am for minors (unless accompanied by an adult) every day.
The Statutory Instruments that set out the requirements in Belize can be found here and include:
The wearing of masks and social distancing in public remains mandatory at all times. However if you are in a motor vehicle or on a bicycle, you are no longer required to wear a facemask
No gatherings of more than 10 people
No private parties with people outside your household
Pubs, bars, nightclubs, discotheques and rum shops are closed
Restaurants, saloons, and diners may offer dine in services by reservation only. Seating capacity is capped at 75% for outdoor eating; and 50% for indoor.
Casinos and gaming establishments are now open but capped at 50% capacity.
Gymnasiums are open but capped at 50% capacity per hour and are by appointments only
Non-contact sports and competitive non-contact sporting events or recreational contact sports are allowed as long as Covid-19 protocols are followed
Contact sports are allowed but not open to spectators
Walking, running and cycling is allowed as long as social distancing protocols imposed
Church services or other services of worship are permitted but capped at 50% capacity and not allowed to exceed one hour
No social events
Spas, beauty salons and barbershops are allowed to operate with appointment only subject to social distance protocols
No owner or manager of a business, office or establishment to allow any person to enter that business, office or establishment without wearing a face mask
Schools are open subject to meeting safety / readiness standards.
The Belize authorities will be strictly enforcing the statutory instrument measures, including for:
-Not social distancing -Not wearing of masks -Public transport, public services and commercial companies being held accountable for customers who do not adhere to the law in their establishments. -Entering Belize illegally -Caught with contraband goods from those who entered Belize illegally. -Bribing any member of the security forces -Members of the security forces extorting money from individuals
If you violate these measures, you will be returned to your port of entry at your own expense. If you cannot be returned immediately, you will be placed into mandatory quarantine at a government-designated facility, which may be at your own expense.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Belize

Exercise a high degree of caution

All travellers entering Belize, including children, will be required to purchase travel health insurance from a local provider. This is mandatory even if you have your own personal insurance. For full details of entry requirements see "Travel". We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Belize due to the risk of serious violent crime.
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