Belize Reopens to International Travelers on August 15

Belize Reopens to International Travelers on August 15

Belize is unfurling the welcome mat. On June 25, the government of Belize announced that Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) will reopen to international travelers on August 15.

Tourism In a Post-Pandemic World

Life is slowly returning to normal after the COVID-19 crisis. Many Caribbean countries are looking for ways to balance the needs of tourists and the safety of their own citizens. The Belize government has developed a comprehensive plan to keep Belizeans, tourism-dependent communities and visitors safe.

Belize has had 23 cases of the virus and two deaths.

New Requirements and Restrictions

Belize is using guidelines developed by the Belize Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). All travelers must must pass a two-step test before they can enter the country.

A traveler can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or take the test at the airport. In addition, every visitor must pass through the electronic thermostat scanners.

See below rules you need to follow when you visit Belize on August 15th and beyond

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Tourism Board Launches Recognition Program

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB)has also taken steps to ensure the return of safe travel to Belize. To keep Belizeans and visitors safe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BTB has instituted the Gold Standard Recognition Program.

This program recognizes hotels and restaurants that follow the highest levels of safety and sanitation in cleaning practices, social interactions, workplace policies and standard operating procedures with only a slight impact on the guest experience. It is part of the government’s Nine-Point Checklist for Tourism Stakeholders that will allow Belize to reopen for tourism in a safe, responsible way.

What to Expect

If you plan to visit Belize, you must follow these requirements.

  • Social distancing and other requirements will add to your wait times at the airport. Be prepared to be patient.
  • Get a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before you travel. If your test is positive at the airport, you will be forced to spend two weeks in quarantine at your expense. Avoid problems by getting the test ahead of time.
  • Book your stay at government-approved hotels only.
  • All visitors must register with the Belize Ministry of Health through its app. Do this before you travel.

Visit Belize

Belize is an ideal place to visit once travel restrictions start to lift. If you can meet the safety measures, we welcome you to our warm and beautiful country.

“Be at Ease at Chabil Mar” – Features of Chabil Mar Resort that provide safety without sacrificing service. Visit our website for more information & on traveling to Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.

Belize Has Quietly Become a Caribbean Hot Spot


Belize is rapidly becoming the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.

Belize welcomed more than 500,000 overnight visitors in 2019, a significant increase from its number in 2018 and twice the number of visitors it had in 2010. The rising tide of tourists points to Belize’s growing position as a Caribbean hotspot.

Charming, Easygoing Belize

Even though our reputation and our crowds are growing, Belize retains a laid-back, easygoing charm. There are no blocks of hotels and motels along the beaches. You won’t find stretches of overdeveloped areas that have choked out the natural surroundings.

On the contrary, we’ve kept our nature pristine. We still have our small-town charm and easygoing lifestyle. You won’t find strip malls or chain restaurants here. You will find family-owned restaurants and hotels where you’ll feel like a welcome visitor.

In most of our towns, you don’t need a car and can get around easily by foot, bicycle or golf cart. Slow down and enjoy the tropical breezes.


Respect for Nature

In Belize, respect for nature and our environment has always been our way of life. We know how beautiful our beaches, forests, lagoons, waterfalls, and rivers are. We know we have more tropical birds and exotic wildlife than most people ever dream of seeing. We’re delighted to share our natural beauty with the world.

A lot of our recent tourism comes from a growing recognition that Belize is an ideal destination for eco-tourists and adventurous travelers. Belize is one of the few places where you can enjoy a variety of adventures in a largely pristine, untouched setting.

Variety of Settings

Belize is a small country with a wide diversity of settings. You can stay near San Ignacio Town to explore inland adventures or visit the rural farmland of the Stann Creek District.

Most visitors head to the stunning beaches of the Placencia Peninsula. These are the best-known beaches in Belize. Placencia is also the ideal location for explorations of the Belize Barrier Reef, several wildlife sanctuaries and key Maya temples. 

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