Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize


Location:  Belize

Event: Updated Land and Sea Border Entry Requirements for Belize 

Effective February 7, 2022, land and sea borders re-opened to all persons qualified to enter

Belize.  All travelers entering Belize through land and sea borders must take a Rapid Test for COVID-19, administered by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, at their own expense.  No externally obtained COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Test will be accepted at these points of entry. Travelers exiting and returning to Belize the same day do not require testing unless exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Land borders are now open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  More information on entry and exit requirements is available at the Belize Tourism Board website.

NOTE: Effective February 15, 2022, all foreign tourists entering Belize must present evidence to Belizean immigration officials of Belize Travel Insurance coverage (in addition to any travel insurance a traveler may elect to purchase independently).

If you are visiting or living in Belize and have not yet enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), you are strongly encouraged to do so. STEP is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 


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