WELCOME to Prax & Associates (a.k.a. Alaska Reprieve)!

Visiting Belize is as easy as 1,2,3.  The village is beautiful and our facility has enhanced protocols, as well as, the Belize Tourism Board's Gold Standard seal of approval. I’m refining the entry information on this page as things change.  The weather has been fabulous, and the new beach cleaning equipment is enhancing the beauty of our white beach! 

 

Below is COVID-19 info that will facilitate your entry into Belize and your return to the United States.

 

                                                            INFORMATION FOR ENTERING BELIZE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska Reprieve is

     owned and

    operated by

 Prax & Associates

      and is a

 Gold Standard

    approved

      facility.

 

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Good news! As of April 1, 2022, the curfew and mandates are rolled back.

  • Other courtesies that you may use, but are mandatory:

    • You are no longer required to wear a mask outdoors. However, you may be required to wear a mask in public areas such as grocery stores, banks, government buildings, transportation, and church services.

    • Maintain appropriate physical distancing at all times (6 feet or 2 arm’s length)

    • Wash your hand frequently or use the provided hand sanitizer.

    • Use sanitizing wipes to wipe down shared spaces and equipment such as bikes and kayaks.

                                                  INFORMATION FOR RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES:

 

On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a 24-hour COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over the age of two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual traveling to the United States must show a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 24 hours of departure.  You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

 

TESTING LOCATIONS - The following local places have been identified to provide the required COVID-19 test when returning to the US. 

Placencia:

  • Belize Diagnostic Center; COVID-19 Test Concierge; Bruk Pot Alley (next to the Post Office); 7 am to 6 pm; will come to where you are staying; $75.00 US, results in 30-minutes; 613-TEST

  • Caring Hands (next to the Placencia airport)  671-TEST, 672-TEST, or 673-TEST

  • Emerging Belize  book an appointment by calling Mariposa Resort at 523-4474 

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA):

  • Testing is available for departing passengers at PGIA. If you are planning to test at the airport the same day as your departing flight to the USA, please arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled departure. It takes approximately one to 1 1/2 hours to get your results.  You can call 663-0030 to make an appointment or you can walk in.  The testing center is located in the American Airlines terminal and operates from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The cost is $75.00 US.  (PGIA testing provided by Belize Medical Associates Tel: 223-0302 or by email at bma_marketing@belizemedical.com).

 

Dangriga: 

  • Southern Clinical Lab (Dangriga); Contact Lab Tech: Denise Johnston Cell: 615-6416 or sclabind@gmail.com; Cost $150 BZD, by appointment only Mon-Fri 8-5 pm

  • Southern Regional Hospital: +501 522-3832 or +501 522-3835  

 

Independence:

  • St Michael Lab Tel: 522-3779; Contact Lab Manager Charles Solis; Cost $150 BZD, by appointment only Mon-Fri 8-5 pm

  • Independence Polyclinic: +501 523-2167

What if you recently recovered from COVID-19?

 If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with medical documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).  These requirements are for all air passengers, two years of age or older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States.

 

We will continue to monitor and update.  We look forward to hosting you!

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