Big Ship Sailing On the Ocean, To Belize

The first returning citizens to arrive by sea could be the Cruise Ship called the Rhapsody of the Seas. That's the ship that Linda Blease is on along with about a dozen other Belizeans. They are rounding the tip of Honduras right now and expected to arrive din BELIZEAN waters on Saturday. But will they be allowed to get off the abbot in Belize? That's what we asked the CEO today:

Dorian Pakeman
"The Rhapsody of the Sea cruise ship is heading to Belize right now. I don't know if you are aware of that or if anyone from the Ministry has been in contact with them. But apparently the ship is heading towards Belize. They are coming up the Atlantic coast in the Central American istmus. 15 Belizeans are onboard. Has there been any conversation with them?"

H. E. Ambassador Lou-Anne Burns Martinez- CEO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Yes we are aware that we have nationals on more than one cruise line. Yes we are aware of the intention to bring them back to Belize and that is also going to be part of that carefully coordinated re-entry to the country. Again, in those cases, not all of those people have applied on the Covid19 Belize website. We are asking you please, if you are among that group, to fill out the information on that form."

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