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New Arrival Protocols

Special Travel Notice

Due to enhanced screening procedures for arriving international passengers at the Belize International Airport, processing times may be longer than usual. Therefore, we suggest you allow a minimum connection time of three (3) hours for your domestic flight.

Please also note that all passengers travelling to/ from foreign destinations with Tropic Air are solely responsible for understanding and/or having the necessary documentation required for entry into that country. Tropic Air will not check for medical certificates, visas, or be held responsible (financially or otherwise) for denied entries. Tropic Air will also not be responsible for any passenger fees for medical tests required for entry into the country, or for any charges resulting from quarantine stays and itinerary changes. Please check with the relevant Government agencies, embassies or your travel agent for specific entry requirements.

New Arrival Protocols

The Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) will reopen to international traffic on October 1. Information on the processes, including links the Health App that will need to be downloaded, and the safe corridor procedures are shared below.

We encourage everyone to check this page, and the Belize Tourism Board’s website, a few days before departing for Belize, for any updates. We also strongly encourage everyone to contact their hotels/resorts prior to travelling to ensure there are no additional location specific requirements or protocols.

The arrival protocol is:

    1. All travelers shall download the “Belize Health App” and fill out a form on it prior to traveling. Click below for the Android or iOS app.
    2. All arriving passengers will have to adhere to current safety and health protocols. This will include screening, wearing of masks and social distancing.
    3. All arriving passengers must either be in possession of a Covid-19 PCR test (with a negative result), taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Belize, or shall be subject to a Covid-19 rapid test upon arrival. If the test is taken upon arrival, this will be done at the passengers own expense at a cost of BZ$100 (US$50) per person. A negative result will allow the passenger to be cleared, but they may be subject to additional screenings by local health officials. Any positive test results will necessitate the passenger being placed in mandatory quarantine.
    4. All baggage will be sanitized and scanned upon arrival.
    5. Belize International Airport will be implementing enhanced protocols. This will include floor spacing markers, thorough and frequent sanitization of passenger areas, and mandatory wearing of masks of all employees and workers.
    6. A safe corridor methodology will be used at the arrivals area of the airport. This will make any needed tracing and mapping exercises easier.
    7. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed in the check-in areas of the Belize International Airport. We strongly encourage you to book your connecting flights prior to your arrival to ensure a smooth transfer.

In addition to the above, Tropic Air has taken additional proactive and voluntary steps to help customers have a safe and healthy flying experience.

These can be found here:

We ask you to help us support healthy flying for everyone by bringing your own masks from home and to review your local orders for any additional travel guidelines.

The above is Phase 3 of a larger reopening process outlined in the chart below.

In addition, Belize has adopted The Gold Standard Certificate of Recognition– meaning that hotels/resorts/restaurants/tour operations must develop and maintain sanitization and cleanliness standards.

Hotels are being also being reopened by phase. The first ones being allowed to open are the ones that have received the Gold Standard Certification. They will also include the ones who can provide full services and amenities for guests including pickup and drop off to airport, provision of isolated tours, and in-house restaurants/entertainment.

Additional information can be found on the FAQ page of the Belize Tourism Board’s website. https://belizetourismboard.org/belize-covid-19-update-for-travellers/

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