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Interim Guidance about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Travellers Updated February 13, 2020

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Guidance for Travellers coming to Belize

To date, while there have been NO reported cases of COVID-19 in Belize travellers are advised to take all necessary precautions when travelling.

Travellers are advised to:

  • Stay informed about the COVID-19 situation in any countries they are travelling to.
  • Practice general infection control measures, such as frequent hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Travellers coming to Belize from a COVID-19 affected country may undergo entrance screening if travelling through certain ports in the United States and in some Caribbean countries.

Guidance for Travellers arriving or returning to Belize from a COVID19 affected country

Travellers arriving or returning to Belize from a COVID-19 affected country may face special screening measures. Travellers are advised as follows:

  • Seek information about the current COVID-19 situation and remain aware of up-to-date information from the WHO or the Ministry of Health in the destination country.
  • When leaving the affected area, you may be screened by airport officials and again at airports in connecting countries. They may take your temperature, ask about your activities to assess the likelihood of you acquiring the infection, and/or ask you to complete a survey with your travel history.

When travelling from a country with reported cases of COVID-19 travellers should:

a)  Seek medical care if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 during travel and mention your travel history.

b)  If you have symptoms during travel or upon arrival into Belize, tell a flight attendant immediately, OR a port health officer or a border services officer when you arrive. They will determine whether you need further medical assessment.

c)  Monitor your health upon your return or entry into Belize from a country affected by the COVID-19.

d)  Seek medical attention if you notice any of the symptoms within 14 days after your arrival in Belize: fever, headache, fatigue, severe and nonproductive cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea or any other severe symptoms.

e)  Be sure to tell your healthcare provider that you have travelled to a region where

Novel coronavirus was present. Make sure to tell them about the activities or work you participated in and whether there was contact with a person known or suspected to have been infected by the COVID-19.


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