Saturday, May 18, 2024

Customs and Excise Department

Ministry of Health Issues Advisory on Local Advertisements for COVID-19 Testing

Ministry of Health has become aware of individuals and companies advertising that they perform PCR testing or rapid testing for COVID-19. The Ministry is also aware that some entities are offering the service of facilitating the importation of COVID-19 test kits for purchase in Belize. The Customs and Excise Department has issued an advisory that the clearance of any COVID-19 test kit will not be approved without prior authorization from the Ministry of Health.

Food and Drug Administration Issues Advisory on Hand Sanitizers

The Ministry of Health is aware that an advisory sent from the Director of Health Services to the Customs and Excise Department is in circulation on social media platforms. The internal correspondence is a notification of an alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on sanitizers contaminated with methanol. Methanol can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin.

Ambergris Caye welcomes the Special Olympics Torch

The Special Olympics Belize Torch was hosted in San Pedro Town by the island’s police formation after arriving on Tuesday, December 3rd. The following day it was paraded through the main streets of town by members of the police department, the San Pedro Town Council and students from different schools.

US Embassy donates new equipment to Belize Customs to detect weapons of mass destruction

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the United States Embassy handed over a variety of equipment to the Customs and Excise Department in Belize City.