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Nov 10, 2021

Changes to Curfew and Restaurant Vaccinations Beginning November 22nd

Curfew hours will be changing once again. Belizeans will two extra hours to be outside their homes on the weekends and one extra hour on weekdays. These changes will come into effect after Garifuna Settlement Day, however. The changes begin on November twenty-second. Cabinet has also approved booster shots for everyone eighteen years and older.  There is also a change for restaurant dining due to the difficulty of enforcing the vaccine mandate. Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat provided the details during an interview in San Pedro this morning.


Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness

“Starting on the twenty second of November, the curfew time is going to be moving from nine p.m. to ten p.m. So it is going to be ten to four in the morning, from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday, it’s going to be from eleven until four in the morning. So, you are going to get an extra two hours on the weekend. Additionally, we are discounting the requirement to have a vaccine card to enter restaurants. After further discussion with the stakeholders, we find it is causing a lot of difficulty with them. We find that there is a problem with enforcement at the moment. So, for now we are backing down from that position. So, for now anybody can now enter into a restaurant. The requirement of the fifty percent indoor dining is still there, and seventy-five percent outdoors. Additionally, Cabinet has approved boosters for everybody who is eighteen years and above. So, we are no longer just doing it for persons who have co-morbidities, who are sixty years and above, or healthcare workers. It is now open to everyone who is eighteen years and above to get a booster.”

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