Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that the Belize International Airport will open on August 15 as Phase Three of five phases. In the near term, entry will be very closely controlled to minimize the potential spread of covid-19.

Airport arrival procedures will include health screening.  Accommodation choices will be limited to hotels and resorts that have received the Gold Standard Certification.  The first ones to open are those that can provide airport pickup and drop off, isolated tours and in-house restaurants.

To come to Belize you must download the Belize Health App and register your accommodation on the app to receive your unique code to enter Belize.  This App is still under development.  You must also have done a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and put the results on your Belize Health App, (or pay for a test on arrival in Belize with the risk of quarantine if you test positive).

Upon arrival in Belize you will undergo a health screening before proceeding to Immigration & Customs.

At your hotel you will be required to check in daily using your Belize Health App, wear a mask, maintain social distancing and adhere to health and safety protocols .

All of this may seem onerous but makes Belize a very safe destination!  Belize does not have any covid-19 cases caused by community spread.  Two of the three active cases are returning Belizeans who were tested and quarantined when they arrive.  The third is a fisherman from Honduras caught illegally fishing in Belize waters.