Effective Monday, 23rd March 2020, all land, sea and air borders of Belize will be closed for travellers. No restrictions have been placed on incoming or outgoing freight and cargo. Belizeans are not allowed to leave Belize. From Monday, 23rd March 2020, Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City will be closed for entry after the last scheduled flight departs.
Belizeans, diplomats residing in Belize, and foreigners with legal residency may enter Belize. Those allowed to return to Belize are asked to take seriously the instructions to isolate themselves for 14 days to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19.
Social gatherings will now be limited to 25 people. This includes wakes, funerals, weddings, and other social events. This limit does not apply to places of employment that should have business protocols for social distancing and business continuity plans in place.
Preventing the virus from entering Belize and practicing self-isolation are the two most important steps that can be taken to avoid community outbreak. The Government of Belize stresses the importance of respecting and abiding by the self-isolation instructions issued by the Ministry of Health. These restrictions will all be reviewed after 30 days.
The Government of Belize advises the public to be guided by facts. To stay informed and updated on the evolving COVID-19 situation, follow the Facebook pages of the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Director of Health Services, and the Government Press Office. Updates can also be viewed at www.pressoffice.gov.bz.
Effective Monday, 23rd March 2020, entry to Israel will be allowed only for Israeli citizens. Those returning will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19.