While a larger list of priority groups for the vaccine rollout was shared today, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler told the media over the weekend that eight thousand tourism stakeholders will be vaccinated when Belize receives its first allocation of Astra Zeneca vaccine from COVAX. Minister Mahler says that this will help to reassure international visitors that Belize is safe.

Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations

“An important thing, with the support of the Prime Minister, I think, and as we focus on the health standards within the industry and the entire country is that we want to vaccinate at least eight thousand frontline tourism stakeholders which mean that we can signal to the world that we are a safe destination as we move and start to rollout the vaccination. So that will be important for us and we’ve gotten the commitment from the Prime Minister that at least eight thousand tourism frontline stakeholders will be vaccinated.”

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