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Coronavirus in San Ignacio, Belize

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Oct 01, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

Approx. 20% positive results from daily testing of 100 -125 people. Total of 27 deaths covid related. in the country.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

Mandatory masks, social distancing. group limits of 10 or less. Dining inside if tables apart and limited people.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...

Opening up International airport on Oct. 1st. with travel restrictions to pre-approved resorts only. Initial quarantine at approved resorts awaiting test results.

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...

not really

Travel Restrictions and Related COVID-19 Testing

We Asked: Are non-citizens allowed to travel to your country? Describe travel restrictions, COVID-19 testing requirements and any details about traveling into your country. He replied...

Airport open with restrictions on Oct. 1st.

Health Insurance Requirements

We Asked: Is health insurance required when traveling into the country? Is it required when applying for residency? Is this a new requirement since COVID-19? Describe the health insurance requirement. He replied...

no

COVID-19 Testing

We Asked: How easy or difficult is it to get a COVID-19 test locally? Where can you get tested? Do you need to have symptoms or a prescription from a doctor? Describe the process. He replied...

At the airport

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

testing avail. only if symptoms are present

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

no

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

private if you can afford it.

Residency & Visa

We Asked: Are new residency applications being processed? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and other visa renewals? He replied...

30 day visa program is working

Future Outlook

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

Feel safer here in Belize rather than the States.

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