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Belize Insurance Requirement Now In Effect

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has released new safe travel standards for any persons entering the country.

As of Feb. 15, 2022, all visitors are now required to apply for Belize Travel Health Insurance – a mandatory insurance that helps protect travellers against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Belize.

The cost of the policy is US$18 and provides coverage for up to US$50,000 in medical expenses related to treatment of COVID-19 for a period of 21 days.

This insurance plan will come online under the country’s public health regulations and provide cover for lodging expenses due to quarantine up to $2,000 USD (max US$300/day).

Travellers will also be covered for emergency assistance services such as air evacuation and emergency expenses related to pre-existing conditions. Furthermore, it covers trip cancellations and expenses incurred by COVID-19 positive travellers for extended stays.

For more, go to www.belizetravelinsurance.com or www.travelbelize.org/health-safety/ .

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