*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
Belize is currently experiencing moderate COVID-19 infection rates and a curfew is currently in effect from 10:00 pm to 4:59 am daily. Persons are not permitted to be in any public space during this time and risk a fine if found in contravention of the regulation. The international airport is open with available flights to many cities in the USA. Land borders and seaports remain closed. Grocery stores and other stores are currently open with limits on the number of shoppers allowed. Restaurants are now open for indoor dining with social distancing and mask requirements in place, as well as outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery services. Churches, social events, and private parties that would include guests outside of the immediate family who are living together are limited to no more 50% of building capacity.
Q: What measures do you recommend U.S. citizens who do travel take to protect themselves? A: Beyond following the requirements and recommendations of local health services overseas, we urge U.S. citizens to review the CDCs travel testing (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
)and self-quarantine recommendations for U.S. citizens and to acquire medical insurance with overseas coverage for expenses related to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Belize? Yes
If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
The following are vetted private labs currently offering same-day results for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test that can be used for travel purposes:
Central Health Region: +501 223-2722
Cleopatra White Polyclinic: +501 223-5213 or +501 223-0131
Otto Rodriquez Polyclinic (San Pedro): +501 226-2536
Caye Caulker Health Center: +501 226-0166 or +501 600-9539
Corozal Community Hospital: +501 422-3903
Orange Walk District:
Northern Regional Hospital: +501 322-1560
Western Regional Hospital: +501 822-2263 or +501 822-2264
San Ignacio Hospital: +501 824-2167
Stann Creek District:
Southern Regional Hospital: +501 522-3832 or +501 522-3835
Independence Polyclinic: +501 523-2167
Punta Gorda Hospital: +501 722-2026 or +501 722-2161
Approved Covid-19 Testing Facilities: Private
Dr. Dimas Sansorez
Telephone: +501 620-2369[email protected]
Belize Medical Associates
Telephone: +501 223-0302 or +501 223-0303[email protected]
Belize Healthcare Partners
Telephone: +501 223-7870[email protected]
Belize Diagnostic Center
Telephone: +501 613-8378[email protected]
Caring Hands at Home Medical Services
Telephone: +501 672-2273[email protected]
Lukes Medical Center
Telephone: +501 822-2379[email protected]
Belmopan Medical Center
Telephone: +501 674-7259 or +501 822-3022[email protected]
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Has the government of Belize approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
Are vaccines available in Belize for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, vaccines are available for foreign residents in Belize including U.S. citizens. Vaccines are not available at this time for tourists visiting Belize.
Which vaccines are available in Belize? At this time the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria is available in Belize
According to Government of Belize authorities, U.S. citizen residents in Belize will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine according to the phase they qualify for. Vaccines are being distributed according to employment, health issues, age, and other variables. Please monitor the Government of Belize Press Office Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GOBPressOffice/
) for additional information and announcements.
Visit the FDA's website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States. https://www.fda.gov/emergency-prepa...-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines
The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
Please visit the information page of the Belize Tourism Bureau for the latest information on entry requirements in Belize. https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/
Is a curfew in place? Yes
On the 4th day of March 2021, a curfew is imposed during the hours of ten oclock pm until five oclock am of the following morning, for a period of thirty days. Persons are not permitted to be in any public space during this time and risk a fine if found in contravention of the regulation.
Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
Tourists visiting Belize can move about freely, however it is recommended that they remain within the Tourism Safe Corridor. The Safe Corridor includes Gold Standard certified accommodations, tour operators, tourism transportation providers, restaurants, tourism sites and attractions, and gift shops. These Gold Standard and certified entities have all been trained and have implemented enhanced health and safety measures.
Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, unless you have a positive COVID-19 test.
All arriving passengers who test positive at the international airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at the passengers expense. It is therefore recommended that you obtain travel insurance prior to your trip to Belize.
Are commercial flights operating? Yes
Is public transportation operating? Yes
All passengers are required to wear a facemask and observe social distancing
Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
All persons who do not comply with host country rules regarding social distancing, movement restrictions, mask mandates, quarantine requirements or curfew hours may face penalties including fines or arrests.
What ACS services are being offered? Limited appointments for all ACS services are currently available. Please contact the ACS Unit if you have any questions. https://bz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
What visa services are being offered? Regular Nonimmigrant visa services are currently suspended. We are able to accept interview waiver visa renewals via Speedit/DHL. EMERGENCY VISAS: Please submit an expedited appointment request if you have emergency travel to the USA and need a visa interview https://bz.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/
Belize Tourism Bureau https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/
U.S. Embassy Belmopan COVID-19 page https://bz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program https://step.state.gov/
CDC page on COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page https://travel.state.gov/content/tr...veladvisories/belizetravel-advisory.html