Covid-19 AND eL pESCADOR

Page updated on April 6, 2022

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

  1. Proof of Covid-19 Immunization or a negative Covid-19 test. Please provide proof of vaccination. If unvaccinated or unable to provide proof, please provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel or a negative result from any approved Antigen Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of travel. If no proof of vaccine and no test is presented, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport for a fee of USD $50 per passenger.
        a. The COVID-19 test at the Belize International airport costs USD $50 per person payable in CASH only (no credit cards and no ATM machine available).
        b.  Children under the age of 5 years will not be required to present a negative test; but everyone 5 years and older will be required to present a negative           test or proof of vaccination.  
  2. International visitors are required to purchase Belize Travel Health Insurance – a mandatory insurance that costs $18 USD to help protect travelers against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Belize. It may be purchased online at or upon arrival at the international airport.
  3. We are an approved Gold Standard hotel. If requested, please show a copy of your invoice to prove that you are staying at El Pescador.

US Travelers - COVID Test Required Prior to Departure

Air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

The easiest option available to meet the CDC requirement for testing prior to departure is to take a rapid test from the Belize Diagnostic Center right at the lodge. They are open 7 days per week from 7am – 6pm. The test costs BZD$155 if using a Visa or Mastercard, or USD$75 if using cash. Call 613-TEST (8378) to schedule an appointment, or ask the front desk to call for you.  

They also have PCR testing available to meet requirements for countries such as Canada

While at El Pescador, please note:

We have implemented technology to offer contactless services.  We, therefore, invite you to visit  Please click on “Guests” in the top right hand corner. You will find the site is organized into 3 sections based on when your trip occurs:

    Part 1 is for Pre Trip information

    Part 2 is information needed During your stay and

    Part 3 is entitled After your Stay

Please help us keep you safe by supporting our efforts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your travel agent or

Thank you very much!  

Wishing you and yours the very best,

The El Pescador Family

BTB Covid Entering Belize Flow diagram

To access the detailed health and safety protocols, we invite you to visit: Belize COVID-19 Update | BTB (