COVID-19 Restrictions Eased For Travel Around Belize

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Over Spring Break, we’ll be heading to Belize. It will be the first visit to the Central American country for the Michael W Travels family.

Lonely Planet shared some positive news for our upcoming visit, Belize rolls back in country COVID-19 restrictions but entry requirements remain in effect.

Many of the COVID restrictions have been eased or even lifted.

Some interesting change of note which will definitely make a visit more enjoyable:

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in indoor and outdoor establishments
  • Clubs, bars, restaurants and casinos are allowed to return to full capacity
  • The country has sunset its curfews

Entering Belize still has various requirements however they really aren’t so bad.

To enter Belize:

  • All travelers must fill out the Customs and Immigration form and purchase Belize Travel Health Insurance.
  • The policy can be purchased online and costs $18 USD for 21 days worth of coverage. The policy covers medical treatment as well as the cost of accommodation expenses to quarantine if you receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who can show proof of a COVID-19 test are no longer required to show proof of a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 test.
  • Unvaccinated air passengers and those who cannot show proof of vaccinations must show proof of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • They can also provide a negative rapid Antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Unvaccinated visitors can also opt to take a test upon arrival at a cost of $50 USD. The amount must be paid in cash. Credit cards are not accepted. 

We’re looking forward to our upcoming trip to Belize. While we would’ve liked more time for our visit, we’re pretty happy with the itinerary we put together.

Find out more from Lonely Planet here.

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