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B.H.A. Reacts to C.D.C.’s New Travel Guidelines

The U.S. Government will now require travelers to present negative COVID test results when entering their country. This is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, which [...]

Tourism Arrivals Down by More than 70% for 2020

Minister Mahler also shared the key performance indicators for 2020. Since the reopening of the international airport in October 2020, overnight tourist arrivals were at three thousand one hundred and [...]

Bus Operators Lobbying for 100% Capacity

The most recent COVID-19 prevention measures outlined in Statutory Instrument 175 included a fifty percent capacity on all public transportation.  Bus owners immediately voiced their discontent with the decision as [...]

B.B.A. Says Bus Operators Need G.O.B.’s Subsidy

Shaw says that in this first meeting with the new minister, they discussed a range of issues that are central to the survival of the bus transport industry.  Among those [...]

Operators of Public Transportation Can Only Operated at 75% Capacity

Traveling on public transportation has for years been a hellish experience and with cases of COVID-19 increasing daily, commuting on buses and dollar vans has become an even more frightening [...]

Water Taxi Concerned About New S.I.

Statutory Instrument one-seventy-five of 2020 came into effect on December twentieth, with restrictions for not only public, but also private transportation, which it says is for the purposes of preventing, [...]

Restrictions Threaten Jobs of Water Taxi Employees

Since the COVID-19 pandemic in Belize, runs to and from San Pedro were stopped temporarily. When the lockdown was lifted for Ambergris Caye, traffic to the island resumed, but it [...]

New Guidelines to be Implemented at the P.G.I.A.

New guidelines for passenger arrivals at the Philip Goldson International Airport are being developed by a committee led by Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre Perez.  The [...]

Public Transport Must Cut Carrying Capacity by Half!

One of the other COVID-19 prevention changes that we can expect will be in public transportation.  According to Minister Musa, the crack down on public transportation to cut the spread [...]

Tourism Minister on C.D.C. Designation for Travel to Belize

The Center for Disease Control, better known as the C.D.C., recently placed Belize at a level four. In a travel notice on its official website, the C.D.C. says that travellers [...]

CDC Warns Travellers; Very High Level of COVID-19 in Belize

Keith Gilges also chimed in on the CDC designation of COVID-19 levels in Belize. The Chargé d’Affaires says that the Center for Disease Control placed over a hundred and seventy [...]

Tourism Strategy Going Forward with COVID-19

Minister Mahler says that he and his team have been looking at the strategy to keep international tourists coming in, but strict COVID-19 protocols must remain in place to ensure [...]

B.T.I.A. Holds 35th A.G.M. Virtually; What’s Next for Tourism in Belize?

Charting a new course for Belize’s tourism industry amid the ravaging economic effects of a pandemic is a mammoth undertaking for stakeholders across the private and public sectors.  The Belize [...]

Ministry of Tourism to Review COVID Measures at P.G.I.A.

In addressing the adverse economic effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality sector, Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler also spoke on the need for a complete review of [...]

Flooding at the P.G.I.A.; Airport Closed for the Day

News Five received reports just before noon today that an international flight had to be rerouted after it was deemed unsafe to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport. It [...]

COVID Pandemic High on Agenda List at B.H.A. Annual General Meeting

The tourism industry continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus. Though the Philip Goldson Airport has reopened, the data shows that the number of visitors is significantly low [...]

Bus Ticketing System is Implemented

Last week we told you about the bus ticketing system that was being implemented today. This morning, all buses that operate out of a bus terminal were mandated to sell [...]

P.U.P. Unveils Plan Belize Tourism Policy

The People’s United Party on Thursday night launched its Plan Belize Tourism in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. It will be a challenging task for any government to stimulate the [...]

Ticketing System Now Mandatory from all the Bus Terminals

If you are going to travel on a bus on Monday, you will have to purchase a ticket before you board the bus. The ticketing system is now mandatory from [...]

Belize City Council Inaugurates 2 New Stoplights in the Old Capital

The flow of traffic will be better controlled along Central American Boulevard and Chetumal Boulevard.  This morning, the Belize City Council inaugurated two sets of state-of-art traffic lights in the [...]

Where is Tourism after P.G.I.A. Reopening?

The Philip Goldson International Airport resumed operations for international arrivals on October first, though there were concerns from the Belize Tourism Industry Association about the safety protocols that were being [...]

B.T.I.A. Welcomes Government’s Recent Relaxation Measures

According to B.T.I.A. Vice President Stewart Krohn, government’s decision to no longer mandate that tourists arriving in country with a negative PCR test need to self-quarantine is a welcomed adjustment. [...]

No Quarantining for Travelers with Negative Test Results

At today’s press conference, the PM also said that a negative COVID-19 test result presented upon arrival or determined following a rapid test at the P.G.I.A., will now free visitors [...]

Tourists Can Now Rent Vehicles for Inland Travel

Visitors arriving in country via the P.G.I.A., with a negative COVID-19 test result and do not have plans of traveling to the cayes, will now be allowed to rent vehicles [...]

A Safe Corridor for Tourists Traveling Across the Country

Back to today’s press conference, Belizeans returning to the country will no longer require authorization to move about to other destinations internally.  Likewise, feedback from visitors about the restrictive nature [...]