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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announced that the Belize has dropped all COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are no longer required to provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination upon entry to the Central American country, and purchasing a health insurance plan, although strongly encouraged, is now optional. Travelers are still required to stay at a BTB Gold Standard-approved hotel.

“With the emergence of weaker variants of COVID-19 and with the global trend of restrictions being relaxed, the time has come to take the pressure off of our health systems,” said Kevin Bernard, Belize’s minister of health and wellness, in a press release. “We’ve reached a level where it’s now everyone’s personal responsibility to decide whether they want to be vaccinated or not.”

The Belize government also reminded travelers of the presence of BA.2 and BA.5 sub-variants in the country and that vaccines remain the best form of protection against the virus.

A list of BTB Gold Standard-approved hotels can be found on the Belize Tourism Board’s website

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