The Prime Minister announced that a soft opening of the Philip Goldson International Airport will take place on August 15, 2020. The reopening of the International airport marks the third stage in Belize’s five-phase reopening strategy for tourism in Belize. To date, no announcements have been made regarding specific country restrictions.
According to the Belize Press Office, the decision to reopen the international airport was made in conjunction with Belize’s Ministry of Health and took into consideration the ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Though dates have yet to be announced, phase four will see the full reopening of the overnight tourism sector, including land borders and other smaller ports, and concluding with the resumption of cruise tourism in phase five.
The Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation has approved a set of national guidelines for the reopening of Belize’s tourism sector. The complete set of guidelines as issued by the Belize Tourism Board can be accessed by clicking the image below.