- March 3, 2021
- Posted by: Perry Bodden
- Category: Community, International, News
BTB Welcomes Vaccination of Tourism Sector
BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021: As Belize’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign rolls out throughout the country, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that frontline tourism stakeholders will be among those receiving the AstraZeneca Vaccine during the early stages of the campaign.
Belize’s vaccination campaign, which was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, will be rolled out in five phases. The vaccination of the tourism sector will be carried out during the second phase, which will also include members of the National Assembly & Judiciary, teachers, police officers, and the staff of the Customs and Immigration departments.
The Ministry of Health & Wellness has indicated that it has initially started the campaign with 1,000 doses of the vaccine donated by the Government of Barbados. There are 25,000 more doses arriving in Belize over the weekend as a donation from the Government of India, while an additional 100,800 doses have been confirmed as part of Belize’s allocation under the COVAX vaccination program.
The availability of the Covid-19 vaccine in Belize signals a new era of hope for Belizeans, especially the tourism sector which has been the hardest hit by the pandemic. The vaccination of the tourism sector, in conjunction with the ongoing implementation of the Gold Standard Certification Program and the receipt of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) SafeTravels stamp will convey to the world that Belize is indeed a safe and viable tourism destination.
For questions or concerns, kindly contact the Belize Tourism Board at [email protected].