Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
All travelers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) entering Belize through the Philip Goldson International airport, or by sea, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test.
The Belize Government has announced the reopening of Philip Goldson International airport from 1 October.
Land borders will remain closed when airports reopen.
When international flights resume, foreign travelers must meet the following requirements (which are subject to change):
Travelers who have met all requirements and are approved to leave the airport will then be transported to their Gold Standard approved accommodation, and can participate in Gold Standard approved activities and tours.
The process for repatriation of Belizeans (including diplomats, permanent residents, Belizean diaspora, and Qualified Retired Persons) is outlined here.
Regulations remain in force to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face masks must be worn in public, and people must continue to follow distancing guidelines and practice good hygiene. Be prepared for further restrictions to be imposed with little notice if cases of COVID-19 begin to rise.
Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.
Hurricane season falls between 1 June – 30 November each year, and tropial storms and hurricanes do occur in Belize. Read these tips on how to survive a hurricane if you are traveling during hurricane season.
In August 2016, Earl, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph, will bring heavy rain and high winds to Central America and Southern Mexico through the remainder of the week. Affected areas include Belize, northern Nicaragua, Honduras, northern Guatemala, and the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Up to a foot of rain is anticipated, creating flooding, mudslides and travel delays; dangerous surf conditions along the coast of the affected areas can also be expected.
Storms can be unpredictable and shift courses, and travelers to the region should be prepared for travel disruptions and power outages. If the storm continues on its current path, it should begin to weaken as it moves inland, but if it veers over water again it could pick up strength before making landfall one more time.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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