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B.T.I.A. Reacts to G.O.B.’s Decision Not to Open P.G.I.A.

The reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport was scheduled for this Saturday, but was delayed after cases of COVID-19 surged.  A survey shows that the majority of members of [...]

Belize Hotel Association Reacts to G.O.B.’s Decision to Not Open the P.G.I.A. on August 15th

Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced on Wednesday that the Philip Goldson International Airport will no longer reopen on August fifteenth. This is due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases.  [...]

Philip Goldson International Airport Will NOT Reopen on August 15th

The long anticipated reopening of the airport will not happen as planned. After a very stern warning to the nation about not practicing quarantine guidelines, the Prime Minister said that [...]

American Airlines Cuts Belize from Schedule

During the lengthy press conference that concluded around five-thirty, Prime Minister Dean Barrow received an update from American Airlines regarding the government’s decision not to open the P.G.I.A. on August [...]

Belizeans Want to Travel; Will They Get a Test?

The Director of Health Services touched on a wide range of issues today. Now, as the P.G.I.A. gets ready for reopening on August fifteenth, the Ministry of Health says that [...]

PM Says If Tourist Won’t Follow Law, then ‘Don’t Come’

As for the tourists who will be coming into the country on August fifteen and thereafter, Prime Minister Dean Barrow says they will have to follow the laws that have [...]

Legislations Passed In Preparation for Reopening of P.G.I.A.

Even as there is a spike in the number of cases, government is preparing for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport on August fifteenth and the soft reopening [...]

Health Minister Says P.G.I.A. Will Be Ready for Reopening

We also asked Health Minister Pablo Marin about the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport. Commercial flights are expected to land starting August fifteenth. The Ministry of Health is [...]

Stiffer Penalties for Tourist Who Do Not Adhere to COVID-19 Protocols Coming

In three weeks, the Philip Goldson International Airport will re-open for commercial flights from the US. Even as August fifteenth has been set as the date for the re-opening it [...]

B.T.I.A. Preparing for Reopening of Tourism Industry

The reopening of the P.G.I.A. is a matter of much public interest. Executive Director for the Belize Tourism Industry and Association John Burgos says that the majority of members support [...]

Belize Tourism Industry and Association Charts the Way Forward

The Belize Tourism Industry and Association today hosted a forum under the theme, “Belize Tourism Industry: Charting a Way Forward.”  The event brought stakeholders together to prepare for the recovery [...]

Acquiring a Gold Standard Certification Ahead of the Reopening of the P.G.I.A.

The clock is ticking for the reopening of the Philip Goldson Airport to international visitors on August fifteenth.  Today, the Ministry of Health reviewed the protocols in place. Hotels and [...]

Reopening P.G.I.A. – Choosing Destination Based on Health, Safety and Cleanliness

The reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport is not without opposition; there are concerns about the risks associated with international visitors being allowed to enter Belize from countries recording [...]

Belizeans Returnees are of Equal Concern Regarding COVID-19 Spread

While concerns are being raised about the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport one month from today and the idea of visitors spreading COVID-19 in the country, the primary [...]

How Ready is the Tourism Industry for the Reopening to International Visitors?

…and how ready is the tourism industry for the reopening to international visitors? For some time now, hotels and properties across the country have been following sanitization guidelines set by [...]

Caves Branch is Accepting Local Tourists Only; Doors Closed to International Visitors

Tourism stakeholders are counting down to the reopening of the P.G.I.A. on August fifteenth. But there are some in the tourism sector who don’t want the P.G.I.A. to reopen so [...]

M.O.H. Continues Preparation for P.G.I.A. Reopening

According to Doctor Marvin Manzanero, the Ministry of Health is currently assessing how many beds and ventilators are currently available in the country for seriously ill COVID-19 patient. This is [...]

Are Accommodations Ready for the August 15th Reopening?

August fifteenth – that’s the day the P.G.I.A. is reopening as Belize opens back up for international tourism business. As we’ve been reporting, tourism stakeholders were divided about the reopening [...]

Fewer Flights; Hotels Need to Step Up Health and Safety Protocols!

But as hotels and other accommodations get ready for tourists to return, what will it look like for Belize? Considering that the reopening date is within the slow season, the [...]

Hotels Are Investing for Reopening!

So, as you heard from Tejada, the accommodations sector is implementing a series of protocols that have been developed.  As General Manager of the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, he [...]

A Reopening Date for P.G.I.A. is Finally Set!

While the tourism industry weeks ago reopened for domestic tourism, the big news today when Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave a press conference is the long awaited date for the [...]

August Fifteenth is the Grand Reopening

An initial planned date for the reopening of the P.G.I.A. had been set for August first.  But concerns pertaining to the timeline, in respect of testing and all protocols, prompted [...]

Belize Health App Will Track Visitors Entering Via P.G.I.A.

A novel feature of the international travel experience during these COVID times is the use of a mobile application to track the whereabouts of visitors arriving from the United States.  [...]

Mandatory Quarantine to be Foot at Visitor’s Expense

It is not expected that a flood of visitors will be arriving in the months ahead, particularly because we are presently in the low season for overnight and cruise arrivals.  [...]

A Gold Standard for Hotels Amid Reopening of Tourism Industry

As for the hotel sector, a new programme is being introduced to certify participating businesses with a gold standard for meeting all the requirements on a nine-point checklist.  All hotels [...]