This from the BTB
The Belize Tourism Board has received unofficial information regarding agitation at the Western Border on March 25, 2009. We have also been informed that there may continue to be some agitation on March 26, 2009.
As a precautionary measure, the BTB is advising all hotels, tour operators and tour guides to cancel all unnecessary border crossings for the remainder of this week.
The BTB is in communication with the necessary authorities and would like to assure our industry partners that we will communicate with you as the information becomes available to us.
As a sidebar, we had four lovely Brits arrive yesterday who had been in Guatemala. When their bus reached the border, they were told to get off the bus, that they could not enter Belize. They had their senses about them and told the border guards they were going to Chetumal. Once in the taxi, they had the driver take them to Benque where they were able to catch a bus to BC, where they had flights already booked from Municipal. Other tourists with them arrived in Benque with no money and no ATM. I don't know what happened to them.
Apparently the border guards in Guatemala told them all kinds of things about what Belize has done to them, etc. Fortunately, this episode did not deter them, but I do not know how it will affect others in their same position.
This is worrisome especially in a time of low tourism in general.