TRAVEL NOTICE – BELIZE
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 Belize 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 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 for current travel guidance prior to travel.
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO BELIZE
Updated August 5th, 2021
All travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, entering Belize at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from any approved Antigen Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of travel. If no test is presented, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport for a fee of USD$50 per passenger. Children under the age of 5 years will not be required to present a negative test; but children 5 years and older will be required to present a negative test.
Visit the Belize Tourism Board’s website for more information. Tourists are also required to book a “gold standard” hotel prior to departure and present proof of reservation upon arrival.
Tropic Air is a certified Gold Standard service provider. In addition to this certification, we have also taken additional proactive and voluntary steps to ensure all our customers have a safe and healthy flying experience.
More details on our health and wellness plan can be found here:
Masks are required when flying with us and in our facilities. 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.
Additional detailed information on travelling to Belize can be found on the FAQ page of the Belize Tourism Board’s website https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-updates/
TRAVEL NOTICE – GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO
All passengers travelling to Guatemala, Honduras or Mexico 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, completed health questionnaires 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, tourism boards or your travel agent for specific entry requirements.
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO
Updated May 5th, 2021
Travelers entering Mexico may fill out the FMM (Multiple Immigration Form) online. A copy must be printed and presented to immigration officials.
Travelers entering Mexico must complete a “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” form and present it to immigration upon arrival. The form can be found at https://vuelaseguro.com/home.
All travelers arriving in or departing from Mexico must fill out an online health declaration and submit it up to 12 hours from the time of their departure. Once submitted, they will receive a confirmation and QR code. This QR code will be valid up to three hours past the scheduled departure time. In case of a delay greater than three hours, travelers will need to submit the form again and receive a new QR code. Children under 2 years old are exempt.
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO GUATEMALA
Updated July 9, 2021
All travelers aged 10 years and older must provide a printed or electronic copy of a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) or antigen test result based on a nasal swab taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. We recommend saving a screenshot or downloading a copy of your test result so that it’s easily accessible and can be shown prior to boarding. This does not apply to travelers younger than 10 years of age, travelers with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 if the last dose was administered at least two weeks before departure, and travelers with proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection no more than 3 months prior to arrival. The medical certificate showing proof of COVID-19 infection must have been issued at least 10 days after the diagnosis.
Citizens and permanent residents of Guatemala, as well as those holding diplomatic status, are allowed to enter Guatemala without the required health certificates and can be tested on arrival.
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO HONDURAS
Updated June 14th, 2021
The Government of Honduras requires all passengers to complete an immigration pre-registration form, health survey, sworn declaration to follow all of Honduras’ sanitary and health requirements, and a customs form prior to departure. Visit https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/ to complete these forms.
All passengers must also have proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antibody, antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival to Honduras. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
Travelers who have been in South Africa or the UK in the past 21 days aren’t allowed to enter Honduras. This doesn’t apply to nationals and residents of Honduras. Nationals and residents of Honduras who’ve been in South Africa or the UK in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
Travelers may be subject to further medical screenings and mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO EL SALVADOR
Updated March 26th, 2021
The government of El Salvador requires travelers to have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a printed negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT test result issued a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. This doesn’t apply to travelers younger than two years, travelers with a diplomatic passport or travelers in transit.