On April 1st, you'll be able to throw away those masks and pull out that party dress that's been collecting dust in your closet. That's because all remaining restrictions NOT related to crossing the border will be lifted. That's right - no more mask wearing, even inside public buildings, and clubs and bars will be open for business. But despite the lifting of these measures, COVID still remains, and so the Minister of Health, Kevin Bernard, explained that three regulations will remain in place. Here's how he explained it via zoom today:Hon. Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness"One of them being in relation to the people coming into the country, tourists coming into the country that are unvaccinated. If you are coming to the country through the air, you must present a negative rapid test within 48 hours or a PCR test within 72 hours. That is for people coming through air. Now, if you are a foreigner coming through land or sea ports, likewise and you are 5 years and above, you must also provide a proof of rapid test within 48 hours or a proof of PCR test within 72 hours. What remains on the restrictions at this point in time is the exit of Belizeans. Belizeans exiting the country, the requirement for Belizeans exiting the country once you are 12 years and above, you must be fully vaccinated in order to leave. That restriction will remain for a time. We are looking at a possible 3-6 months before we can review that decision once again."
"If a foreign tourist who is coming into country is unvaccinated and does not have a rapid or a PCR test on them, then they will be subject to testing at that entry point. All other restrictions which were there; bars and nightclubs, the wearing of face mask indoors - we had already lifted the requirement to wear face mask outdoor, the indoor mask has also been now lifted and so it is only those 3 things that really will remain, in terms of the regulations."Channel 7