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Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 02:53

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to accelerate in the America, the US CDC has instituted a new protocol for everyone enterting the country. All travelers will now be required ... Read More

Belize receives Safe Travels Stamp

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 21:57

Belize joins an esteemed group of destinations that have achieved this recognition, including Dubai, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Jamaica, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia, among others Read More

Belize Tourism Minister issues statement on passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 23:08

Belize joins the Caribbean and the rest of the world in paying tribute to the lifetime achievements of Mr. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart - a renowned figure in the Caribbean Tourism ... Read More

Anthony Mahler sworn in as Belize’s new Tourism Minister

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020 22:05

Hon. Anthony Mahler was officially sworn in as Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations on Monday, November 16th, 2020. He was appointed by the newly elected Prime Minister after the ... Read More

Fifth Prime Minister of Belize sworn in

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020 21:54

Following the November 11, 2020 general election, the Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young today swore in the Hon. John Briceño as the fifth Prime Minister of Belize. The ceremony ... Read More

Belize Part of American Airlines Preflight Testing Program

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 02:19

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announced that American Airlines is expanding its current preflight testing program to additional destinations, including Belize, further opening the world for customers who want to ... Read More

Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020 21:29

As Belize moves forward to fully reopen and rebuild our tourism industry, the health and safety protocols for tourists continue to be reviewed and updated. At a press conference held ... Read More

Belize revises re-opening plan for tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 31, 2020 22:24

The Prime Minister of Belize, the Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow, made the official announcement that Belize’s international airport (BZE), the Philip Goldson International Airport will be opened on October ... Read More

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020 22:25

Today at a press conference held in Belize City, it was announced that due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in three districts, there will be a ... Read More

Belize tour operators issued new health and safety protocols

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020 21:50

As Belize prepares to welcome back international visitors, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with its industry partners, has prepared the new health and safety protocols for Tour Operators ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Belize tourism prepares to welcome back visitors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020 22:48

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) last week launched a series of virtual training sessions on the new protocols for Hotels and Restaurants. The 535 tourism stakeholders were introduced to the ... Read More

Belize announces phased tourism re-opening plan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 26, 2020 19:27

The Prime Minister of Belize made the official announcement that Belize's international airport (BZE), the Philip Goldson International Airport will be opened on August 15, 2020, as part of the ... Read More

New Belize visitor tests positive for COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020 22:56

The following COVID-19 update was issued by the office of Belize Director of Health Services: Given that we had an arrival with 40+ persons this past Friday, samples were pooled ... Read More

Belize issues new protocols & guidelines for hotels and restaurants

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020 23:19

As Belize's tourism industry prepares for reopening, the health, safety, and well-being of the industry, its employees, the wider Belizean community, and visitors are more important than ever, as we ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 8, 2020 23:45

The Ministry of Health informs the public that a 19th case of COVID-19 was confirmed earlier today. This comes after the last four cases reported 53 days ago. The case ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020 22:06

Opening Statement by Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon Dean Barrow: Today marks Belize’s 31st day without anyone testing positive for the novel Coronavirus. We, therefore, are holding steady at 18, ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 12, 2020 00:05

Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the official tourism marketing organization for Belize, has announced a new virtual postcard campaign titled, “Dear Belize” to spark wanderlust and inspire future travel, following the ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020 22:25

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow issued the following statement today: I want to give you an update on the state of play regarding our COVID-19 struggles. Before I ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2020 01:04

Today marks something of a milestone in our national campaign against COVID-19. The first state of emergency (SOE) proclaimed by His Excellency the Governor General expires at midnight tonight; and ... Read More

Belize: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020 21:48

Belize’s health officials have been effectively managing the COVID-19 outbreak with support from the public. Belize has a total of 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9 of which have fully recovered, ... Read More

Belize State of Emergency: Official Statement of Prime Minister

editor editor- April 24, 2020 23:55

The Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow delivered an address to the citizens of Belize on the current Belize state of emergency because of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the way forward: My ... Read More

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 22:16

Belize Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two ... Read More

Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 3, 2020 23:37

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow today announced closure of the country's borders to Belize nationals. My Fellow Belizeans, Earlier today, the Ministry of Health’s leadership team publicly announced ... Read More

Belize Under Quarantine: Government Order for Entire Country

editor editor- March 27, 2020 22:39

The Government of Belize, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and in an effort to mitigate the negative impacts that could result from a potential community spread of the deadly ... Read More

Belize Ministry of Health Announces First Case of COVID-19

editor editor- March 23, 2020 20:40

The Belize Ministry of Health announces the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country. The patient is a 38-year-old female, Belizean national who resides in San Pedro. The patient ... Read More

Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 16:43

The main priority of the Government of Belize is the safety and wellbeing of the citizenry.  As of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize but this ... Read More

Belize Tourism: Half million in overnight visitor arrivals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020 18:39

It is with great pleasure that the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announces that 2019 was a year of milestone achievement for overnight tourism arrivals. For the first time in the ... Read More

Olympian Simone Biles receives symbolic keys to San Pedro during Belize visit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019 18:30

World-renowned Olympic Champion and Gold Medalist, Simone Biles, received the symbolic keys to San Pedro Ambergris Caye from Mayor Daniel Guerrero during a brief ceremony last night at the start ... Read More

World’s 7th largest cruise ship makes golden voyage to Belize

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 19:50

MSC Meraviglia, the 7th largest cruise ship in the world, made its golden voyage to Belize today carrying nearly 4,500 guests on board. MSC Meraviglia, is owned and operated by ... Read More

Belize: Remarkable tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 16:40

The latest statistics for the first half of this year show a remarkable and persistent growth in both overnight and cruise ship arrivals; positioning Belize as a favorite vacation paradise ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts debuts Trademark Collection in Latin America

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 01:04

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries, today announced the arrival of its Trademark Collection by Wyndham soft-brand to Latin ... Read More

STEM® Hotel Management Signed on for Belize Ocean Club

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 06:59

STEM® Announces a new General Manager and Sales and Marketing Director Belize Ocean Club is being reimagined by a global hospitality management company, STEM®. Lead by CEO Robert van Eerde, ... Read More

Belize Travel Advisory level upped: Crime goes unchecked

editor editor- January 7, 2019 19:48

Due to high crime, travelers are advised to exercise caution while traveling to the south side of Belize City. Read More

Tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register impressive growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2018 16:20

The latest statistics show that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to record impressive growth. There was a 16.6% and 19.9% growth in overnight and cruise ship arrivals respectively after completion ... Read More

Belize Tourism Board secures assistance for sargassum affected areas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2018 15:20

In light of the challenges posed by sargassum on Belize tourist industry, the Belize Tourism Board has secured assistance for accommodation stakeholders in sargassum affected areas in Belize. This comes ... Read More