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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   01/19/2021

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Belize is currently experiencing high COVID-19 infection rates and a curfew is currently in effect from 8:00 pm to 4:59 am daily.  Persons are not permitted to be in any public space during this time and risk a fine if found in contravention of the regulation. The international airport is open with available flights to many cities in the USA. Land borders and seaports remain closed. Grocery stores and other stores are currently open with limits on the number of shoppers allowed. Restaurants are only open for delivery services with no inside dining allowed. Churches, social events, and private parties that would include guests outside of the immediate family who are living together are limited to no more than 10 persons.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Belize? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes

The following are vetted private labs currently offering same-day results for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test that can be used for travel purposes:

  • Belmopan
    • Belmopan Medical Center Laboratory; Tel 822-3179.
      • Cost $150 BZD by appointment only M-F 8am-5pm
      • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD
  • Luke’s Hospital Laboratory; Tel 822-2379
    • Cost $150 BZD, walk-ins or appointments accepted M-F 8am-5pm
    • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD
  • Belize City
    • Belize Medical Associates; Tel 223-0303
      • Cost $250 BZD, walk-ins or appointments accepted M-F 8am-5pm
      • Additional cost for after-hours or weekend testing
  • Belize Healthcare Partners; Tel 223-7870
    • Cost $150 BZD walk-ins or appointments accepted M-F 8am-3pm
    • After-hours and weekend testing available for $250 BZD
  • Test results are usually delivered by email or text.
  • It may be possible to receive COVID-19 testing at Philip Goldsen International Airport for departing passengers. Please confirm with your airline if testing at the airport is an option.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Belize approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Include details and links to host government resources
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • Please visit the information page of the Belize Tourism Bureau for the latest information on entry requirements in Belize.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • A curfew is currently in effect from 8:00 pm to 4:59 am daily.  Persons are not permitted to be in any public space during this time and risk a fine if found in contravention of the regulation.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • Tourists visiting Belize can move about freely, however it is recommended that they remain within the Tourism Safe Corridor.  The Safe Corridor includes Gold Standard certified accommodations, tour operators, tourism transportation providers, restaurants, tourism sites and attractions, and gift shops.  These Gold Standard and certified entities have all been trained and have implemented enhanced health and safety measures. 

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, unless you have a positive COVID-19 test.
    • All arriving passengers who test positive at the international airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at the passengers’ expense.  It is therefore recommended that you obtain travel insurance prior to your trip to Belize.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • All passengers are required to wear a facemask and observe social distancing

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • All persons who do not comply with host country rules regarding social distancing, movement restrictions, mask mandates, quarantine requirements or curfew hours may face penalties including fines or arrests.

Consular Operations

  • What ACS services are being offered? Limited appointments for all ACS services are currently available. Please contact the ACS Unit if you have
  • What visa services are being offered? Regular Nonimmigrant visa services are currently suspended. We are able to accept interview waiver visa renewals via Speedit/DHL. EMERGENCY VISAS: Please submit an expedited appointment request if you have emergency travel to the USA and need a visa interview

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