Belize Travel Requirements

Latest covid restrictions for foreign tourists

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Important To Know

  • Testing: U.S. ends covid re-entry test requirements.
  • Vaccination: Full vaccination does not require you to be boosted.
  • Ferry: Chetumal to Belize ferry set to resume on July 6, 2022.
  • Bus: Belize bus line is now running between Chetumal & Belize daily.
  • Insurance: An $18 USD travel insurance is mandatory upon entry.

Travel Updates

June 10th / Via CDC

US Ends Covid-19 Test Requirement for International Travel

June 6th / Via Water Jets International

Chetumal to Belize Ferry Resumes July 6, 2022

April 1st / Via Government of Belize Press Office

Mask Mandate Scrapped Indoors & Outdoors

Feb 4th / Via San Pedro Sun

Land & Sea Port Fully Reopen on Feb 7, 2022

Jan 13th / Via Belize Tourism Board

Effective Feb 15th, Travelers Must Purchase Health Insurance To Enter Belize

Tourist Entry Requirements

The information below was gathered directly from Belize Tourism Board.

  • Airport Entry Only

    Three options for entry during covid:

    1. Present proof of full vaccination
    2. Present negative covid test: PCR, RT, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ID Now, eMed and ABBOTT (Panbio)
    3. Take test upon arrival: valued at $50.00 USD ($100.00 BZD)

    Children under 5 are exempt from entry testing requirements.

  • Land & Sea Port Entry

    Two options for entry during covid:

    1. Present proof of full vaccination
    2. Take a test upon arrival: valued at $50.00 USD ($100.00 BZD). External tests NOT allowed at this entry point.

    Land Borders are now open 24/7. Sea Ports open 6AM—4PM.

  • Mandatory At All Entries

    • Purchase travel insurance: available for purchase online or upon arrival.
    • Entering norther border: if arriving via Mexico—Belize Border, entry is only available via the Chactemal Bridge (New Border).
    • Gold standard hotels are no longer mandatory as of Feb 2022.

    Tourists are no longer required to have a minimum 3 night stay.

Covid Restrictions

Current Mandates

  • Optional Mask

    Some establishments have chosen to keep the indoor mask policies

  • No Curfew

    Curfew restrictions have been removed as of March 1st, 2022

  • Nightlife Open

    Bars, clubs and casinos are now allowed to be open

Mask Mandate Details

Mask NOT Required

  • Outdoors and indoors

Mask Required

  • At certain businesses with strict rules

Covid Testing Locations

Private

Public

Frequent Questions

General

Are gold standard hotels mandatory?

As of Feb 7, 2022, foreign tourists are no longer required to have a minimum stay of in Belize which was previously three nights.

Can tourists use public transportation?

Despite travel advisories online, yes tourists are allowed to use public transportation.

Are tourist attractions open?

All tourist attractions in Belize have re-opened, which includes national parks and tours.

Land & Sea Ports

Are the borders open to Guatemala and Mexico?

Yes, both borders are now open to both foreign and locals starting on Feb 7, 2022.

Is the Chetumal to San Pedro Ferry Operational?

This service is set to resume on July 6, 2022.

Covid Testing

Can I get tested at the airport upon arrival?

Yes, a covid test can be administered at the airport for a fee of $50.00 USD per passenger.

Does immigration accept digital or paper copy of covid test?

They accept both and from personal experience at immigration multiple times during covid, they barely even look at the document for more than a couple of seconds.

Do I need a covid test to fly back home?

As of June 12, 2022, The U.S. has lifted covid 19 test requirements for international travel

What happens if I test positive?

While entering the airport, land port or sea port, you may be denied entry into Belize at the discretion of the officer or you may be put into mandatory quarantine at a government designated area at your own expense.