Belize Has Now Opened for Yacht Tourism
Belize has officially reopened its maritime borders for yachting tourism. The authorized maritime ports of entry will be San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
The yacht’s crew and passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. Both PCR (taken within 72 hours of arrival) and rapid antigen (taken within 48 hours of arrival) tests are accepted.
The Belize Port Authority, the regulatory agency for Belize’s maritime borders, said in an announcement that it’s confident that yachting tourism can be carried out safely by following approved local and international health guidelines along with established boarding procedures and protocols.
Yachting tourism in Belize is a niche market with tremendous potential for further growth, the Belize Tourism Board said. COVID-19 has caused many families to rethink travel and yachting tourism allows for families to vacation safely within a “bubble.” Belize’s pristine waters and tropical climate offer the ideal setting for yachting vacations where visitors can enjoy fishing, snorkeling, diving and many other attractions safely.
Any traveler is permitted to visit Belize at this time. All travelers, however, must download the Belize Health App and input the required information no more than 72 hours prior to landing in Belize. Additional requirements are enforced for those traveling by air and staying on land.
Source: Luxury Travel Advisor