Belize has abolished masks domestically, but entry requirements remain in place

Belize has abolished domestic masks, but entry requirements remain in place

Belize has lifted many of its domestic COVID-19 restrictions, but a few requirements for incoming tourists are still in place. 

As of April 1, masks are no longer mandatory in indoor and outdoor establishments throughout Belize. Clubs, bars, restaurants and casinos have been allowed to return to their regular opening hours, and the country's curfew has been lifted. 

However, there are a few important points for foreign tourists.

To enter Belize, all travelers must complete a customs and immigration form and purchase travel health insurance on the spot. A 21 day policy costs $18. The insurance covers medical treatment as well as living expenses in quarantine if a positive COVID-19 test result is found.

Fully vaccinated travelers who can present a vaccination certificate are no longer required to take a pre-PCR test before departure.

However, unvaccinated and those without a valid certificate must have a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival. An express test for the antigen “not older” is also suitable. 48 hours. For your money, you can be tested directly upon arrival. Cost $50 cash — credit cards are not accepted. 

Unvaccinated travelers crossing the border by land or entering through a seaport are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Belize does not consider foreign-made test results from those entering through land and sea borders.

The testing requirement also applies to unvaccinated children over 5 years of age.

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