Friday, May 24, 2024


New measures starting October 1st now ban the use of certain face masks/coverings

A set of regulations to combat COVID-19 will come into effect on Friday, October 1st, under a new Statutory Instrument (SI). Some of these new measures will prohibit neck gaiters, commonly known as buffs, or any type of mask exposing only part of the face. The SI also mandates anyone accessing government-owned buildings to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. This also applies to persons working at these places. If they are not vaccinated or cannot produce a negative test, they will not be allowed to enter for work.

New regulation requiring vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test before accessing public buildings or services to be enacted next month

On October 1st, the Government of Belize is poised to enact a new regulation to contain the spread of COVID-19. The law will require individuals to either provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to access public facilities and services. Several businesses in San Pedro Town have announced they will enforce the regulation to provide a safer environment for customers. The government is yet to gazette the proposed legislation, however, Attorney General (AG) Magali Marin Young said on Tuesday, September 28th, that it is going to be implemented based on advice from the medical community considering the increase in cases and deaths caused by the virus, particularly the Delta variant.

After several variants of COVID-19 detected in Belize, GOB extends 9PM curfew and explores other safety measures

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) has confirmed several variants of the COVID-19 virus are in Belize. One of the variants detected is the infamous Delta variant, which causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of COVID-19. In response to the presence of this volatile strain, the Government of Belize (GOB) agreed to extend the current health regulations, including the 9PM curfew, until the 31st of August.

Tourism sector members 40+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, and as of Wednesday, March 31st, Phase 2C is open, and members of the tourism sector ages 40+ are asked to get vaccinated. The authorities in the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) still urge persons ages 60+ who have not registered for the vaccine to do so.

New online form to register for COVID-19 vaccine in San Pedro Town now available

San Pedro residents who qualify under Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan can now register for the injection(s) through a new online form.

GOB introduces new regulations to contain the spread of COVID-19

The new regulations put in place are set to start December 20th, and will remain in place until a new set of rules are determined. The rules include a new curfew, restricted inter-district travel and 50% transport capacity.

Ministry of Health confirms Belize was exposed to Whooping Cough

A visitor who traveled to Belize during the third week of March 2018 had Whooping Cough (Pertussis), the CDC has confirmed to the Belize Ministry of Health. An investigative team has been created to inform and follow-up with those the infected person may have interacted with.

Parvovirus outbreak on Ambergris Caye

Saga advises pet owners who suspect their dog is infected NOT to bring them inside the Saga yard and kindly notify the front desk by calling 226-3266