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Dec 22, 2021

Protocols Still Being Worked out for Land Borders Reopening

But it would appear that the P.M. did not get the memo, because earlier today, he told the media that the reopening date remains in place and that the protocol at the land borders across the country has still not been finalised. Now the proposed reopening has been met with mixed reviews, but P.M. Briceño told the media today that the country cannot remain locked down.


Prime Minister John Briceño

John Briceño

“We have agreed that we’ll have to open the borders, we cannot stay locked up forever. And I know some people says that it has helped business – yes it has helped business – it has helped government to collect more revenues because then we are buying more in Belize. But the truth of the matter is that we can’t remain locked off from the rest of the world. We’ve opened our airports for quite some time so now it is time to do our land borders. We’re working on the protocols. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, in which border management is, they are working closely in having protocols that will keep us safe. One of the things that we’ve been saying though for Belizeans is that if you want to go across the border, you have to be vaccinated because we want to make sure that you are as protected as you possibly can. And that if you only go for a day, you will not necessarily have to take the rapid test, but you will have to be vaccinated to go across the border.”

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