Before Your Flight
1. Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to have a negative test when entering Belize so long as they have either a digital or hardcopy proof of full immunization (1 or 2 shots as mandated). Unvaccinated travelers or those without proof of vaccination will be required to have a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under 5 are exempt.
*Fully Vaccinated means you have had the required doses of an approved vaccine, exclusive of any boosters. Approved vaccines and required doses are the following: Pfizer-BioNTech (2), AstraZeneca SK Bio (2), AstraZeneca-SII Covishield (2), AstraZeneca Vaxzevria (2), Medigen [Taiwan] (2), Moderna (2), Sinopharm (2), Johnson&Johnson / Janssen Cilag (1), Sinovac [Coronavac] (2)
*Proof of immunization means a digital copy or hard copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued and stamped by the relevant health authority of any country, whether laminated or preserved in any other form.
If you recently recovered from covid, but are unvaccinated then you must still have a negative test for entry. ALL persons who test positive must quarantine at their own expense for a minimum of 10 days, or until cleared by health officials.
*A negative test or proof of recovery is required from ALL air passengers upon return to the United States (per CDC rules).
✅ Gold Standard Accommodation. Tourists visiting for vacation are encouraged to have a booking or reservation at a Gold Standard accommodation in Belize. Gold standard properties include hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, hostels, and live-aboard yachts as long as they are licensed “tourist accommodations”. This has no relation to price or type of accommodation.
Are Gold Standard Hotels Mandatory?
As of March 4th, 2022, it is no longer strictly required. All visitors are encouraged to stay at Gold Standard accommodations. As of April 1st, 2022, no no bookings are required for entry into Belize. Tourist accommodation must always be licensed. We always recommend that all travelers consider staying at Gold Standard properties for the duration of their stay. Gold Standard is a health and safety program and has no relation to price or type of accommodation.
✅ Mandatory Travel Insurance
Effective February 15, 2022, all visitors will be required to purchase the Belize Travel Insurance. The policy will cost $18 USD Per Person. The policy will be effective for 21 days from the day the insured is legally in Belize. You can purchase online or upon arrival at any of the entry points in Belize (Airport, Seaports, or Land Borders).
Tip: If you purchase before arrival, and your trip is canceled, the insurance will provide some reimbursement of non-refundable hotel expenses.