Now that the US has lifted its travel ban on people from the United Kingdom and Europe, this also opens up a whole host of travel opportunities to different destinations that use a US transit route as a gateway to other countries, including the Central American gem of Belize.
Those who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus will soon be allowed to visit and transit through the US, and Belize is ready to welcome back British visitors. In addition, with the UK’s traffic light system simplified from 22 September, Belize is back for Brits.
Evan Tillett, Director of Tourism at Belize Tourism Board said:
“We are delighted that from November vaccinated travellers from the UK will be able to travel to Belize via the US transit routes, and we cannot wait to welcome British travellers so that they can experience the diversity of our country. December – April is the dry season in Belize and the best time to explore our stunning coastlines, rainforest, and cultural experiences.
This September marks 40 years of Belize’s independence and we have just launched Belize’s largest wreck dive and reef enhancement project in collaboration with Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association (TASA) and Blackbird Caye Resort. To preserve natural reef habitats, we are submerging a 375-foot concrete ship, The Wit Concrete, which will offer divers the perfect opportunity to explore the vast array of marine life found in Belize’s waters, including manatees, turtles, manta rays and dolphins, while relieving the strain on Belize’s beloved reefs.
The Philip Goldson International Airport reopened to international visitors on 1 October 2020 as part of the country’s five-phase re-opening strategy for tourism. Belize also implemented its “Tourism Gold Standard” Recognition Programme last year which consists of enhanced health and safety protocols for hotels, restaurants and tour operators. This nine-point programme seeks to enhance the tourism industry’s health and safety standards by adapting new behaviours and procedures to ensure both employees and travellers are confident in the cleanliness and safety of Belize’s tourism product.”
Experience it: Travel on Journey Latin America’s Signature Belize: Rainforest, Reef and Ruins trip, a 12-day private journey that explores the Mayan mountains of San Ignacio including the ATM caves. Then travel north to discover the hidden jungle-clad Mayan ruins of Lamanai. After two nights, travel to the south of the country to Toledo which is rich in Mayan culture and includes some of the best chocolate making experiences in Latin America. The holiday finishes on the palm-shaded beaches of Placencia, an outstanding area for snorkelling and reaching the nearby cayes. For more information, visit: https://www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk/destinations/belize/holidays/signature-belize-rainforest-reef-and-ruins/
For more information, visit: www.travelbelize.org