Did someone say vaca? Got your shot and now looking to finally take that vacation trip? Consider Belize.
The Central American destination nation is now allowing vaccinated travelers to enter without the need to show a negative COVID-19 test result.
Those who have not gotten the vaccine will still be required to show a recent negative test upon arrival. Show up without one and you’ll be tested and charged $50 at the airport.
Non-vaccinated travelers are still required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours (four days) of travel or a negative rapid Antigen test taken within 48 hours of travel to Belize. If passengers fail to present a negative PCR or antigen test, one will be performed at the airport at the traveler’s expense of $50. Additionally, Belize’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has expanded testing to facilitate all persons departing from Belize for travel to the U.S. and other countries that require a negative test result for entry.
The decision to ease the restriction on travelers who have received the COVID vaccine has been facilitated by the reduction in daily new cases across the country. Belize has been very successful in its efforts to control the transmission of COVID-19 over the past few weeks; presently, there are less than 100 active cases countrywide, and the numbers have been consistently decreasing, according to the Belize Tourism Board.