The country’s main concern is ensuring that residents and travelers are safe. Coronavirus limitations have been eased for the time being and there is currently no curfew in place, but a few precautions remain to ensure continued good health and well-being for all.
Individuals are no longer obligated to wear masks, though they are strongly advised to do so. The country has implemented contactless payments all over to further prevent the spread of germs. Institutions are also recommended to have hand sanitizing/wash hand stations upon entry of the building. There are several COVID testing sites around the country.
What if I Don’t Feel Well?
If a person develops symptoms, they are recommended to get tested and isolate. If they test negative, they may return to life as normal. If that person tests positive, they are required to quarantine for 7-10 days. Some workplaces require a negative test before going back to work. A person who tests positive commits an offence if they fail to go into mandatory quarantine or if they leave quarantine before the suggested 7–10-day quarantine period. You can be fined up to $1,000 BZD if you are found in violation of a COVID-related offense.
Do I need to be Vaccinated?
Visitors to Belize are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination upon arrival and for entry into Belize at all official border points (land and sea). If a traveler develops symptoms while visiting Belize, they must notify the hotel or institution where they are staying, and that institution will initiate a COVID response plan. They must then remain in place and quarantine at their own expense. If an individual has had close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 but are NOT recommended to quarantine, the individual should get tested at least five days after their last close contact. People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days are not required to be tested or self-quarantine until they develop new symptoms. In addition to this, the purchase of insurance is now optional for entry but is strongly encouraged for protection against any medical and non-medical expenses. For more information visit https://www.belizetravelinsurance.com/ and https://www.belizevisitorinsurance.com/.
The country of Belize continues to keep up with the world’s standards and strives to prevent the spread of COVID-19.