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Belize COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

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Belize is now open for international tourists after shutting down its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March. 

Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip to Belize.

Aerial View of Belize City, Belize

Countries Permitted To Visit Belize

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Belize under regular visa requirements. 

Travel Authorization To Visit Belize

The requirement to fill out the app has been dropped as of May 11, 2021.

belize beach at resort

Belize COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

General travelers to Belize have three options:

  1. Take a PCR test in your home country within 96 hours of travel. This will put you in the  fast track lane at the airport.


2. Take a Rapid Antigen test within 48 hours of travel into Belize. 


3. If Passengers cannot bring a negative PCR or antigen test, one will be performed at the airport at the travelers own cost ($50 USD) and passengers must isolate at hotel until results are ready.

Children under 6 are exempt.

Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

Starting Feb 2021, Belize started making exceptions for fully vaccinated travelers to skip testing. However, due to Delta concerns as of mid-2021, this exemption has been removed.

Starting August 8, 2021, Belize will no longer allow fully vaccinated passengers to skip testing. They must once again comply with all testing requirements as seen above.

They have still not reinstated the exception in 2022.

old boat on belize beach

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

There are no mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving in Belize if they present a negative COVID-19 test. 

If a traveler tests positive upon arrival or refuses to take a test they will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days. 

Belize ocean island

‘Gold Standard' Accommodation Requirements 

At the current stage of reopening, travellers to Belize must only book ‘Gold Standard' accommodation. 

There are currently 300+ hotels, villas, and B&B's with accreditation. See the full list here

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

As of February 2022, Belize-specific Travel Health Insurance is mandatory for entering the country.

The policies are $18 USD for 21 days of coverage, and must be purchased on the official Belize insurance site.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Belize

All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Belize:

  • Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces
  • Enforcement of social distancing measures in public spaces such as restaurants, bars, grocery stores, retail stores, etc
Belize dock

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

Belize is not requiring visitors to be vaccinated.

Visa Entry Requirements For Belize During COVID-19

All travelers arriving in Belize will need to follow regular visa requirements.

The below countries do not need a visa to enter Belize. 

Source: Wiki – Aquintero82

Travelers that require a visa must apply at a Belize embassy/consulate/agency in their home country before travel.

Belize Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Download the Belize Health App (not needed after May 11, 2021)
  2. Check if you need a visa to enter Belize
  3. Book ‘Gold Standard' hotel accommodations 
  4. Get proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure OR get testing at the airport but expect delays. 
  5. Follow all mask and social distancing requirements 
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize

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Sources: Belize Tourism Board

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Originally published Nov 6th, 2020

Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


Saturday 26th of December 2020



Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Does anyone know what is the deal if I wanted to cross over the land border from Mexico? Is the land border even open? Almost everything I've seen about current travel involves airports but not any land crossings. I plan to be in Mexico (Yucatan/quintana roo area) in late Jan or Feb, and would like to also visit Belize or Guatemala while there. I assume a covid test would still be required of course which is fine, as it seems like they aren't too difficult to get within 48 hours in Mexico.

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hi! Sorry, we don't know for sure if land borders are open. The reason you can't find much info online is it's really not there :( We always try to find out, but many countries only publicly update info about air borders these days.