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COVID-19 testing availability on Ambergris Caye

Posted By: Marty

COVID-19 testing availability on Ambergris Caye - 01/15/21 12:01 PM

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Persons traveling from San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, can get their rapid test results from either a private health center or the Mar de Tumbo Flu Clinic run by the local health department.

On Ambergris Caye, there are three private health centers, along with the government-aided health facility, that are providing test services. The private clinics only provide rapid antigen testing. One of those health centers is Belize Medical Associates, located north of San Pedro at Grand Caribe. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 226-2262. The price of the test is BZ$250.

Ambergris Hopes Medical Clinic on Pescador Drive offers rapid testing as well, no appointment necessary. The price is BZ$190, and the clinic is open 8AM to 5PM.

San Carlos Health Clinic on Pescador Drive also offers rapid testing for a fee of BZ$230. Appointments are required, and these can be made by calling 226-2918.

The rapid antigen testing with the government-assisted clinic via the Mar de Tumbo flu clinic costs BZ$100. The clinic, located south of downtown San Pedro, opens 8AM to 4PM during the week. This clinic does swabs for PCR tests, which are processed in Belize City. However, to get the services to travel from this government-run flu clinic, an email request must be directed first to the Ministry of Health and Wellness at [email protected] The email should include information about the request, which includes travel information.

According to the CDC, the testing must be done within three calendar days of the United States journey, particularly if the traveller has connecting flights. Passengers must show proof of test results before boarding their flights. As an alternative, travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 can show written or electronic documentation from a licensed health care provider stating the passenger is cleared to travel. Travelers vaccinated against the virus are not exempt and will be required to be tested before traveling.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: COVID-19 testing availability on Ambergris Caye - 01/22/21 11:27 AM

Belize Diagnostic Center to offer concierge services for COVID-19 rapid testing

A concierge service providing rapid testing for COVID-19 will start operating in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, on Sunday, January 24th. Belize Diagnostic Centerís (BDC) unique service provides travellers with the test required before traveling abroad. Testing will take place wherever the guest is staying by making a prearranged house call. The cost is US$75, and reservations can be made by calling the phone number 613-7743. Test results are available onsite within 30 minutes.

The Belize Diagnostic Center is in the Grand Caribe area north of San Pedro. They will be fully operational with walk-in and concierge services wherever needed across the island. Tourism stakeholders can call and arrange for their guests to be tested in the comfort of their accommodations without having to leave the property.

The services are not only isolated to Ambergris Caye but other parts of the country. The BDC will also operate in Caye Caulker, Belize City, San Ignacio, Placencia, and Hopkins. BDCís rapid testing service is CDC compliant and has the support of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Belize Tourism Board.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: COVID-19 testing availability on Ambergris Caye - 01/25/21 10:39 PM

For your convenience, Belize Medical Associates now has 3 Testing Sites for the COVID-19 Rapid Testing:

- Belize Medical Associates San Pedro Town.
Tel: 226-2262.
- Belize Medical Associates St. Thomas Street Belize City
Tel: 223-0303.
- Belize Medical Associates, Phillip Goldson International Airport Tel: 663-0030
Posted By: Marty

Re: COVID-19 testing availability on Ambergris Caye - 02/24/21 12:01 PM

Please be informed if you have any guests needing to take a rapid test before they return to the us they can contact the testing center at 671-8378.

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