Entry Requirements to Belize as per the Belize Tourism Board Regulations:
- Passengers who provide certification of a negative test result from a Covid-19 PCR test done within 72 hours of travel will be allowed immediate entry into Belize via a ‘fast track’ lane for further health screening including temperature check.
- Passengers who do not provide a negative Covid-19 test, must test upon arrival in Belize, at the passenger’s expense. A negative test result will allow entry into Belize.
- Passengers who test positive for Covid-19 at the Belize International Airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days at the passenger’s expense.
All arriving passengers to Belize will be required to:
- Wear a mask during the entire landing, deplaning, arrival and departure process, and while inside the airport.
- Undergo temperature checks using non-contact digital infrared thermometers or Thermal Imaging Cameras.
- Adhere to social distancing guidelines in all queues for health checks, immigration, and customs inspections.
- Follow and respond to the comprehensive, pro-active, contact tracing guidelines to facilitate an appropriate and rapid response from health officials should Covid-19 symptoms develop.
- Utilize the sanitizing stations to sanitize hands frequently and facilitate other health screening requirements on arrival.
What to Expect as you Interact in the Country:
- increased sanitation requirements (hand-washing, disinfection)
- mask policies where masks are required
- face shields and/or desk shield barriers
- social distancing requirements enforced particularly where groups gather (airport, lobbies, restaurants, tours)
Wear comfortable clothing. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. It is preferable to dress in clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable. Some tours specify certain requirements (such as socks on ATM and long pants on Black Hole Drop) – please review your tour information carefully and be sure to ask if you have any questions.
A day pack to carry towels, change of clothes, etc comes in handy. River tours are comfortable with water shoes and rash guards (but t-shirts and sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet are just fine).
On the islands, a large brimmed hat, sunshades, sunblock are vacation-savers.
In the jungle, very lightweight long pants, and lightweight long sleeve shirts over tank tops are comfortable. On some jungle tours, knee-high or short pants are fine.
Currency: everyone in Belize accepts US$ dollars. Most major hotels, tour shops, and stores accept credit card – but on-site and remote gift shops and vendors do not have credit card facilities – a little extra cash comes in handy.