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May 8, 2020

Belizeans Stranded Abroad Will Finally Return Home

Dean Barrow

Thousands of Belizeans remain stranded in other countries around the world, including students who are studying abroad, that are waiting to return home, following the closure of the borders and the Philip Goldson International Airport.  According to PM Barrow, plans are underway to have those persons repatriated as early as possible, notwithstanding the mandatory quarantine they will be subjected to upon arrival.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Even before the return of the tourists, we must prepare for the return of those Belizeans that have been stranded abroad. Thus, we have already activated plans for their repatriation. They will, of course, have to go into quarantine. We wish to begin the process of letting our nationals back in as early as possible. It would clearly be before the mass marketing of satisfactory rapid tests. And that is why we will therefore have to carefully manage the flow of our returnees since we can’t handle the quarantining of excessively large numbers if everybody sought to come back at the same time. But I expect the details of the logistics, being worked on even now, to be publicized immediately after next week’s meetings.”

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