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Belize: Updated Travel and Flight Information November 2020

November 11, 2020

Phillip Goldson International Airport opened on October 1, 2020, and we are pleased to see such a wide variety of flight options available to anglers.

American Airlines is offering daily flights from Miami, FL (except Tuesday). Beginning December 1, American will be offering direct flights from Charlotte, NC on Saturdays. On December 17, American Airlines will be offering daily flights from Miami and Dallas with the exception of certain holiday dates. Saturday direct flights from Charlotte will continue.

Delta Airlines will resume daily service from Atlanta, GA at the end of November 2020.

United Airlines currently offers flights through Houston, TX with one flight per day. On December 17, there will be two flights daily from Houston in additional to direct flights beginning from Newark (Friday and Saturday), Chicago (Saturday and Sunday), and Denver (Saturday).

With flight options available almost every day and many direct options, Belize remains a straightforward option for many anglers. Many Yellow Dog favorite destinations have achieved the Tourism Gold Standard of Recognition for Reopening. 

In addition to the usual requirements to enter the Belize international airport (BZE) such as a valid passport, Belize is also currently requiring the following:

  1. All visitors are required to download the free Belize Travel Health App on their mobile device and fill in the necessary information no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Belize. After filling out the eight-step application process, a unique QR code will be provided which should be presented to health authorities at the international airport upon arrival. Apple users can find the “Belize Travel Health” App in the App Store, and Android users can download it from the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) website
  2. All visitors have the option to take a Covid-19 test within 72-hours of beginning your travel to Belize (strongly recommended).  We recommend using the scheduled departure time of your flight to Belize to line up the time to take a PCR test. Passengers who present a negative PCR test upon arrival, will be able to utilize the “fast track” entry lane for much faster arrival processing. Passengers who do not have a negative test will be required to undergo testing by the Ministry of Health upon arrival at the passenger’s expense (results take approximately 15-30 minutes after taking the test). Please check out this article by the Yellow Dog team on testing for anglers.
  3. All visitors are given a gold wristband upon arrival at the international airport. It should be worn for the duration of the vacation.

To learn more about our Belize fly fishing trip and lodge options, trip reports, how-to articles, and more – visit our Belize fly fishing page


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