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BELIZE CITY, Belize — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 12 that it will require a negative COVID-19 test from all passengers arriving in the United States, as of January 26, 2021. This will have severe impacts on Belize tourism sector.

In response to this new requirement, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), after consultation with the Belize Ministry of Health and Wellness. has confirmed that testing will be expanded and made available to all passengers departing Belize for the U.S.

Further details, including cost and testing locations across the country, are being determined. All individuals who plan to visit Belize can therefore proceed with their travel plans.

The BTB recognizes that US travellers account for approximately 70 percent of visitors to Belize. We will continue to be guided by health protocols to welcome all visitors and ensure a safe experience from arrival to departure.