Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020. 7:17 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Belize closed its borders and announced that no one would be allowed to enter the country.
While a restriction against entering the country was in place, citizens from other countries were allowed to leave under special arrangements. As part of this arrangement, a small group of 140 US citizens were allowed to depart Belize yesterday.
The United States Embassy in Belize facilitated the departure for their citizens. In a social media post the Embassy expressed “Thanks to the Government of Belize and United Airlines for making today’s flight possible to send Americans home.”
It continued, “U.S. Embassy Belmopan remains committed to providing urgent assistance to all U.S. citizens still in Belize.”
Initially the flight was to depart of April 14th but was delayed as a result of “health and logistical requirements. “
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