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American And Alaska Airlines Launch New Non-Stop Flights To Belize
From rainforests, turquoise waters and secret waterfalls, to Mayan ruins and archeological sites, retail stores and restaurants— this Caribbean island has everything that visitors love.
With land and water borders open to international visitors, you will now have more options to visit the country.
Alaska Airlines will offer service between Los Angeles and Belize City year-round with flights departing LAX at 11 a.m. local time Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Return flights will depart Belize International Airport at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Seasonal service between Seattle and Belize City will continue through May 2022, departing Seattle’s airport at 8:30 a.m. local time Friday and Saturday. Return flights will depart Belize at 11 a.m. local time Saturday and Sunday.
“For nearly two decades the Belizean market has been on our radar. We’re thrilled to now be inaugurating service from both Seattle and Los Angeles,” Alaska Airlines’ vice president of network and alliances Brett Catlin said in a statement.
“Belize offers terrific family-friendly, eco-conscious possibilities —from iconic islands to lush jungles and ancient sites. And it’s closer than you might think. From L.A., it’s only a five-hour flight, and from Seattle it’s six hours.”
As for American Airlines, it will operate weekly nonstop service between Los Angeles and Belize City on Saturdays. The flight takes around five hours, according to Caribbean Journal. The schedule has not been announced yet.
In addition to these new routes, Belize also has plans to open more luxury hotel and resort properties, Forbes reported.
All vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers arriving by air must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 96 hours, an approved antigen rapid test within 48 hours or alternatively take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Only those who test positive upon arrival in Belize will be required to quarantine for 10 days. US citizens visiting Belize for tourism do not need a visa to enter the country and may stay for up to 30 days.