The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration has informed that all staff members attached to the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport have been removed from active duty and will remain in isolation because several staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
In an effort to have continuity of service, staff from the Immigration Department who have experience working at the airport are substituting. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration and the Ministry of Health & Wellness continue to monitor the situation. Further testing is being conducted as well as vaccination of all frontline staff countrywide.
The ministry continues to facilitate, within the laws of Belize, the travel of nationals and visitors. It is within the ministry's mandate to promote regular migration and contribute to the sustainable development of Belize while maintaining national security by enhancing border security.