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Belize’s international airport aims for Oct. 1 reopening

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  •   08-31-2020  11:46 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Belize’s international airport aims for Oct. 1 reopening
Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA).
Pax Global Media

Belize’s international airport (BZE), the Philip Goldson International Airport, will be reopened on Oct. 1, 2020 as part of the country’s five-phase re-opening strategy for tourism, announced Prime Minister of Belize, the Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow. 

The airport was originally scheduled to open on Aug. 15th, 2020, but was delayed due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases. 

READ MORE: Belize delays reopening of airport due to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

The opening of the international airport will kick-off Belize’s third phase of re-opening, allowing for a limited re-opening of international leisure travel with approved hotels only.

 Enhanced health and safety protocols for hotels, restaurants and tour operators serve as the foundation for the destination’s newest “Tourism Gold Standard” Recognition Program. This nine-point program seeks to enhance the tourism industry’s health and safety standards by adapting new behaviours and procedures to ensure both employees and travelers are confident in the cleanliness and safety of Belize’s tourism product.

 Additional details on travel protocols and health and safety precautions will be released in the coming days to prepare travellers for their trip to Belize.

As the situation continues to remain fluid, these protocols are subject to change.  Travellers are advised to visit:  https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety or https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/  to access current destination information before booking their trip to Belize.


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