Belize delays re-opening of its International Airport

Belize international airport

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a delay in the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) due to a spike of COVID-19 cases in three districts of the country.

The Prime Minister however said that weekly repatriation flights for Belizean nationals abroad will continue, followed by a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Although no timeframe was given for the reopening, it was stated that the Health Ministry will continue to monitor the situation as it relates to COVID-19, and will make adjustments as deemed necessary.

Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero also announced that the preliminary results from tests conducted in San Pedro Town resulted in 14 new potential positive cases of COVID-19, but the Ministry is currently undergoing the confirmation process.

The airport was originally set to reopen on August 15.