Please be informed that approval has been issued by Cabinet for the reopening of maritime borders for yachting tourism under the following conditions:
- The Port Authority Act makes it mandatory that a licensed shipping agent is needed to enter the vessel. Note that Shipping Agents with specialized licenses will be authorized to deal primarily with these non-commercial vessels. A set Tariff of no more than US$150 maximum is hereby approved for this service.
- The authorized maritime ports of entry are to be San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia.
- A 72-hours notice is required for entry [all sister agencies are to be informed immediately upon receipt of the NOA: Immigration, Public Health, Tourism, Customs, BAHA].
- All public health safety protocols related to Covid-19 remain in effect. [A negative Covid test is required to enter Belize. Crew/passengers must take a test before their arrival in Belize. A PCR test can be taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival and a Rapid Antigen test up to 48 hours prior to arrival].
Reopening the maritime borders for tourist sector requires efficient, safe boarding and vessel clearance practices. The Belize Port Authority is confident that by following the health guidelines set out both locally and internationally coupled with the established boarding procedures and protocol that the reopening of our maritime borders for yachting tourism can be done safely.
Please feel free to contact us, should you require any further clarification.
BELIZE PORT AUTHORITY
4 Miles George Price Highway
Belize City, Belize