Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021. 10:52 am CST.
By Zoila Palma: The Government of Belize has announced of the re-opening of land and sea borders for foreign tourists wishing to visit Belize for recreation and vacation purposes only.
The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora relations reminded that entry or exit by Belizeans, diplomats, military personnel, permanent residents, etc. will continue on a restricted basis and still requires official permission from the relevant agencies.
To ensure the safe entry and departure of travelers, a new set of Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) are being implemented at the points of entry that follow the strict health and safety protocols that have been successfully implemented at the Phillip Goldson International Airport, to include health and temperature screening, physical distancing, and sanitizing.
The public is reminded that there is a mandatory requirement for facemasks to be worn in all public spaces while in Belize, and all foreign nationals must abide by the laws of Belize.
The Border Management Agency will be the agency responsible for the coordination and oversight of the SOPs.
“Its implementation will be the responsibility of all regulatory and management agencies at the respective ports of entry, including the MOHW, Department of Immigration and Nationality, Customs and Excise Department, Belize Agricultural Health Authority, Belize Police Department, and the BTB,” the ministry said.
The Ministry says that it welcomes the safe reopening of our land borders to international tourists as this represents another important step toward tourism recovery and overall economic recovery.
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