by AdminMarch 14, 2022COVID-19, travel to Belize Effective 1st March 2022, individuals entering Belize who are fully vaccinated and are in possession of their vaccination certificate or have proof of a negative rapid COVID test taken within 48-hours of landing or have proof of a negative PCR COVID test taken 96-hours prior to landing are not required to be tested. Children under 12 years of age are exempt. Individuals without vaccination certificate or negative COVID test are required to take a test upon arrival at the Philip Goldson International Airport at a cost of US$50. Curfews have been removed as has the outdoor mask mandate. An indoor mask mandate is still in effect and US$18 mandatory Belize health insurance is required. The Belize Travel Insurance offers coverage of US$50,000 in medical expenses related to COVID-19 for a period of 21 days. Travelers are encouraged to purchase insurance prior to arriving in Belize and may visit www.belizetravelinsurance.com for more information.
Entry Requirements to Belize
by AdminAugust 7, 2021All travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, entering Belize via the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test. A negative result from either a PCR test or from any approved Antigen Rapid test can be presented. The PCR test must be taken within 96 hours of travel and the Rapid test within 48 hours of travel. If no test is presented, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport for a fee of USD 50.00 per passenger. Children under the age of 5 years will not be required to present a negative test; but children 5 years and older will be required to present a negative test. This new requirement comes into effective Monday, August 9th, 2021. To expedite processing time, travelers are encouraged to bring their negative Covid-19 test results.
CDC Travel Requirements to USA
by AdminJanuary 21, 2021The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Government of the United States of America now requires all in-bound passengers to:
have a negative pre-departure COVID viral test 3 calendar days preceding the flight’s departure from a foreign country OR
written or electronic documentation of a positive viral test result confirming the passenger had a previous COVID-19 infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official stating the passenger is cleared to travel, called “Documentation of Recovery” AND
an Attestation Form for every passenger 2 years of age or older confirming having received a negative test or has recovered from COVID-19 and is cleared to travel.
The test is a viral antigen test or nuclei acid amplification test.
A parent or authorized individual can attest on behalf of passengers age 2 to 17 or anyone unable to attest on their own behalf.
The Belize Airport Concession Company, operators and managers of the Philip Goldson International Airport, has reached an agreement with the Belize Medical Associates to establish a testing office in Terminal 2. The Belize Medical Associates office opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 26th January 2021, with the possibility of earlier opening hours subject to international flight schedules. A test is US$75 and results are provided within 50 minutes.
Travelers taking the COVID test and traveling on the same day are encouraged to be at the P.G.I.A. 4 hours before boarding time.
EXAMPLE ATTESTATION FORMS: I ___________________ attest that I have received a negative pre-departure test result for COVID-19. The test was a viral test that was conducted on a specimen collected from me during the 3 calendar days preceding the flight’s departure. OR I ___________________ attest that I have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 3 months or the time period specified in current CDC guidance, after having previously tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and have been cleared for travel by a licensed healthcare provider or public health official. On behalf of _______________________, I attest that such person has received a negative pre-departure test result for COVID-19. The test was a viral test that was conducted on a specimen collected from that person during the 3 calendar days preceding the flight’s departure. On behalf of _______________________, I attest that such person has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 3 months or the time period specified in current CDC guidance, after having previously tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and has been cleared for travel by a licensed healthcare provider or public health official. _________________________________________ _________________________Date For more information, related to any COVID testing call the Belize Medical Associates at 223-0302/3/04 or the P.G.I.A. at 225-2045.
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