DO NOT purchase an airline ticket for travel to Belize unless you have received specific notice that your application for return to Belize has been APPROVED


HOW DOES THE APPLICATION FOR CONTROLLED REPATRIATION FOR DISPLACED BELIZEANS ABROAD WORK?



If you are a Belizean whose permanent country of residence is Belize and you have been unable to travel home due to the closure of our borders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will now be able plan your return. Note that this can only be done with prior coordination and approval from Government of Belize. The reason for coordination and approval is required is to limit, as much as possible, the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all those in Belize, especially those most vulnerable.

In the interest of public health and safety, approvals for re-entry will be phased in a manner deemed appropriate by the Ministry of Health, the designated Quarantine Authority and other key ministries. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL TO BELIZE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL

THE PROCESS, STEP BY STEP

Step 1

YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORMS:(One for each member of your family travelling with you, children included)

1. Application Form for Belizeans Displaced Abroad.

2. COVID-19 Screening Application Form - available at: https://www.covid19.bz/ https:// mfa.gov.bz/

3. Both forms must be completed if you wish to be considered for re-entry to Belize.

4. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

Step 2

YOU RECEIVE APPROVAL TO RETURN TO BELIZE.

Step 3

YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

Step 4

SEND CONFIRMATION OF INTENDED ARRIVAL (PGIA/LAND/SEA) TO: protocolbelize@mfa.gov.bz

Step 5

EXPECT THAT UPON YOUR RETURN TO BELIZE YOU WILL BE SCREENED AND MAY BE SWABBED FOR COVID-19. THIS IS A CONDITION OF RETURN. THIS WILL BE DONE AT THE POINT OF ENTRY. ALL PERSONS ENTERING BELIZE SHOULD EXERCISE PATIENCE AS SOCIAL DISTANCE AND HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE OBSERVED.

Step 6

YOU WILL THEN BE TRANSPORTED TO THE PRE-APPROVED AND AGREED QUARANTINE LOCATION. NEITHER FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS OR PRIVATELY HIRED VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRANSFER YOU FROM THE POINT OF ENTRY TO QUARANTINE HOTEL.

3 MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST OF QUARANTINE WHICH MUST BE MET BY NATIONALS WHO HAVE DECIDED TO RETURN (EXCEPT IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES, FOR EXAMPLE CHRONIC OR TERMINAL ILLNESS).

STRICT QUARANTINE MUST BE OBSERVED - THIS MEANS YOU MUST STAY IN YOUR ALLOCATED SPACE AND LIMIT CONTACT FOR 14 DAYS. YOU MUST WASH HANDS OR USE SANITIZER BEFORE AND AFTER CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER PERSON AND MUST WEAR A MASK IF IN CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER PERSON OR IF YOU MUST TRANSIT A PUBLIC AREA FOR ANY EXCEPTIONAL REASON DURING THIS 14 DAY PERIOD. NO FAMILY OR OTHER VISITS WILL BE ALLOWED. THE PENALTY FOR RISKING THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND BREAKING QUARANTINE IS SERIOUS.

Step 7

AFTER 14 DAYS, AND IF YOU SHOW NO SYMPTOMS YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO YOUR RESIDENCE. ALL BELIZEANS MUST STILL WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC, MUST OBSERVE HYGEINE PROTOCOLS, AND MUST CONTINUE TO OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 6FT.

BY PROCEEDING TO COMPLETE APPLICATION BELOW, I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS FORM IN ORDER TO RETURN TO BELIZE.