Belize: The Ministry of Finance announces that on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, two fuel products’ pump price will change.
The prices for regular gasoline and kerosene will register increased as follows-Regular gasoline will increase by 13 cents from $10.92 to $11.05 per gallon; Kerosene will increase by 12 cents from $6.75 to $6.87 per gallon.
The prices for premium gasoline and diesel will remain unchanged at $11.64 and $10.15 per gallon, respectively.
The price changes reflect current demand and supply conditions of crude oil in the international petroleum market and fluctuations in the acquisition price of refined fuel products in the countries from which Belize obtains its supplies.
The Government of Belize is monitoring the price movements and supply conditions closely and will work with the fuel industry to safeguard the pump prices paid by Belizean consumers.
On the other hand, The Ministry-Health & Wellness reminds travellers of the signing into law of Statutory Instrument No. 14 of 2021 of the Quarantine Regulations, 2021, which came into on, February 28, 2021.
The statutory instrument states that the Ministry of Health & Wellness considers persons to be fully immunized two weeks after receiving two total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are verified through an official document two weeks.
It also states that the Ministry reserves the right to test anyone, regardless of meeting the above criteria.
The Ministry presently recommends that all persons (tourists and nationals) arriving in Belize via air or sea be subjected to testing for SARSCoV2 at the traveller’s expense.
Additionally, the Ministry continues to advise travellers to present a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours or a negative rapid antigen test was taken within 48 hours.
These recommendations will change accordingly as new evidence on the circulating variants and vaccine efficacy are available.
The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to advise travellers that there are mandatory public health measures in place in the country of Belize that must be adhered to and will be enforced.