- July 18, 2022
- Posted by: BTB Admin
- Category: Community, Donations, International, News
BELIZE TO MAKE SAILCLEAR OFFICIAL PRE ARRIVAL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR NAUTICAL VESSELS ON AUGUST 1ST, 2022
Belize City Belize, July 18th, 2022: As an official member of CARICOM and a participating member of The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC), Belize will benefit from the introduction of a regional Pre-Notification Arrival System for nautical vessels on August 1st, 2022.
The application called SAILCLEAR, developed by CCLEC and administered through the Belize Customs and Excise Department, is free of cost to the public and can be accessed by an electronic device with internet access at www.sailclear.com. The main function of the app is to assist the boarding parties process the arrival and departure of vessels in our territorial waters, and will become a mandatory step in the official method of clearance.
This system does NOT replace an official declaration and is simply a notification specifying intent. When the user presents him/herself to the authorities, it is then and only then, it becomes a formal declaration to the state.
The Belize Tourism Board welcomes the adoption of the new technology as it will create a seamless experience for all nautical vessels arriving in Belize. Nautical Tourism is an emerging niche market in Belize and the system includes a list of all fees and processes associated with arriving and departing Belize. Additionally, The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) has donated four kiosks which have been installed at strategic locations in Belize, as listed below.
- Radisson Fort George Marina – Belize City
- Old Belize (Kukumba Beach) Marina – Belize City
- Amigos de Mar – San Pedro Ambergris Caye
- Roberts Grove Marina – Placencia