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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 [...]

New Daily Flights Added at P.G.I.A.

At the Philip Goldson International Airport, new flights are being added to the daily schedule; however, some visitors are presenting nucleic acid tests as opposed to the standard tests being [...]

The P.G.I.A. and COVID-19 Negatives

Still on COVID-19…since we previously spoke with Doctor Marvin Manzanero at the start of week, there have been several private and commercial flights that have touched down at the Philip [...]

A M.O.U. is Signed for a State-of-the-Art Polyclinic in Placencia

Placencia is gearing up to benefit from its first polyclinic. An agreement was signed by the Belize Tourism Board, the Ministry of Health and the Placencia Village Council. The state-of-the-art [...]

COVID-19 Airport Process, Not Without Glitches, but Moving Smoothly

A total of seven hundred and seventy-six persons touched down at the P.G.I.A. between October first and fifth. Of those persons, majority of whom were returning Belizeans, one person tested [...]

712 Persons Arrived at P.G.I.A. So Far

Since last Thursday when the Philip Goldson International Airport resumed commercial flights, seven hundred and twelve persons have arrived in the country, primarily via United and American Airlines.  It is [...]

Day 2 of P.G.I.A. Reopening, Two Flights Land in Belize

Belize is among a number of Caribbean countries that is resuming international travel amid the COVID pandemic.  The second commercial flight landed today as Belize opened up the skies for [...]

Requirements for Entering Belize via the P.G.I.A.

This afternoon, government released new measures for returning passengers.  And returning home to Belize has been made easier for nationals and permanent residents since government has lifted the registration requirement.  [...]

P.G.I.A. Reopens with Singular American Airlines Flight

American Airlines touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport today marking the reopening of international flights to Belize six months after suspension.  There was a buzz of activity at [...]

What are Local Airlines Looking Forward to with P.G.I.A. Reopened?

The domestic airline industry has suffered an equally devastating blow as hotels, resorts and other tourism-related businesses that have seen a significant loss of revenue as a result of the [...]

Is the P.G.I.A. Ready for Reopening? Here is a Look at Protocols in Place

United and American Airlines are set to resume commercial flights beginning this Thursday.  More than seven hundred Belizeans and visitors are to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport in [...]

Still No Response from G.O.B. on B.T.I.A.’s Letter to the Prime Minister

The Phillip Goldson International Airport is less than two days away from resuming all operations, following a suspension of arrivals and departures, with the exception of repatriation flights, since March [...]

B.T.I.A. Looks at Competitive Advantage Upon Reopening of P.G.I.A.

With the resumption of daily flights from the P.G.I.A., tourism stakeholders are looking at ways in which the local industry can benefit from the advantage of a lower cost structure.  [...]

Protocols & Processes Fine-tuned for Reopening of P.G.I.A.

This Thursday, October first, the Philip Goldson International Airport officially reopens to international tourists.  But there are still lingering concerns from tourism stakeholders on the protocols and the processes in [...]

Rapid Testing Used on International Flight

Last week, the Ministry of Health launched rapid testing in the north in the village of August Pine Ridge, Orange Walk. During that activity, some sixty-six persons were processed and [...]

B.T.I.A. Asks Prime Minister and the N.O.C. to Rethink its COVID-19 Strategy

The Phillip Goldson International Airport is less than a week away from reopening and once again final preparations are being made to ensure that strict protocols are put in place [...]