Absolute blog: December 2020

Belize is Open

21 December 20

The Philip Goldson International Airport has reopened since October 1st, 2020 with enhanced health and safety protocols at the airport, hotels, restaurants and all public spaces.

In order for establishments to open to tourists “Gold Standard Recognition” certification is required which ensures hotels are rigorously following the 9 Step recognition program with enhanced protocols with regards to cleaning, sanitizing, management of inventory, distancing of staff,  regular monitoring and reporting.

Establishments that have already received their Gold Standard Certification include our sister company Belize Sailing VacationsCayo EspantoChaa CreekNaia Resort & SpaPortofino ResortRay CayeThe Ellysian Boutique Resort and Victoria House among others.

A series of health and safety protocols have been put in place to protect visitors, Belizeans, and our communities from the spread of COVID-19.

Below is an overview of the new procedures for travel to Belize:

  • All passengers traveling to Belize will be required to download the Belize Health App and complete the required information prior to boarding the flight to Belize.  A QR code with a unique ID number will be returned to the passenger and will be used for contact tracing while in Belize.
  • Passengers are encouraged to take a COVID PCR test within 96 hours  or a rapid test within 48 hours of travel to Belize.

Entry Requirements

  • Passengers that provide certification of a negative test result will be allowed immediate entry into Belize via a ‘fast track’ lane.
  • Passengers that do not provide a negative Covid-19 test must test upon arrival in Belize, at the passenger’s expense. The cost of the test is US$50.00.
  • Proceed to Immigration and Customs, and then exit the airport via the Safe Corridor using an approved Gold Standard transportation service.  You will receive your test results at your Gold Standard hotel via the Ministry of Health.
  • Passengers who test positive for Covid-19 at the Belize International Airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine until the Ministry of Health provides clearance and must test negative prior to departure.

All visitors to Belize will be required to:

  • Wear a mask during the entire landing, deplaning and arrival process, and while inside the airport.
  • Undergo temperature checks using non-contact digital infrared thermometers or Thermal Imaging Cameras.
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines in all queues for health checks, immigration and customs inspections.
  • Follow and respond to the comprehensive, pro-active contact tracing guidelines to facilitate an appropriate and rapid response from health officials should Covid-19 symptoms develop.
  • Utilize the sanitizing stations to sanitize hands frequently and facilitate other health screening requirements on arrival.

Feel free to visit the Belize Tourism Board’s website for frequently asked questions regarding traveling to Belize. We look forward to welcoming you to Belize soon!

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