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COVID-19! Are we done yet? Almost!

We are not trying to put our heads in the sand or negate the seriousness of COVID-19 but we are all tired of hearing about COVID! We are all trying to live our lives the best we can under the circumstances. Hopefully, you and your loved ones have stayed safe and healthy over the last year. And hopefully the end is near, and you are in line to get your vaccine with a trip soon on your horizon.
We are e-mailing about COVID for hopefully the last time with little updates as life returns to our new normal.

Belize set into motion “Gold Standard” protocols to re-open the country last year, which Belize River Lodge qualified – we are open at the Lodge, for fishing and touring. This link takes you to our Gold Standard protocols. BRL was always clean and sanitary, we just “upped” our game to keep you, our guest, our crew and ourselves safe and healthy.


Getting to Belize is easy and as of February 2021, nonstop flights are available to Belize on American Airlines from Miami, Dallas, Charlotte, and Los Angeles. Delta offers flights from Atlanta, while Sun Country flies from Minneapolis. United is currently flying from Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark, and Houston. As more airlines come back on board, we will send out updates.

A few things to do before your board your flight, after you confirm with us (smile).
1. Within 72 hours of travel to Belize, a negative COVID test is needed prior to your arrival in Belize.
-*- BTB’s website “Bring along a negative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Belize, OR Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Bisensor, ABBOT (Panbio) test results taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel.”
2. Download the Belize Health app anytime, however, upload your information no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Belize to get your unique travel ID and QR code.
-*- This QR code from the Belize Health app with your negative test gets you to “fast track” through the airport.
-*- Apple device Download
-*- Android device Download
-*- For the Belize Health App, all guests will need the following information.
Hotel: Belize River Lodge (listed in dropdown list)
Contact person: Marguerite Miles
Manager Phone #: cel 501-663-2759
Belize River Lodge Phone #: 501-225-2002
3. Stay at a Gold Standard hotel, which Belize River Lodge is!

From BTB website: Belize Health App links

Belize Health App quick tutorial
Belize Health App general download information

Apple device Download
Android device Download

Note from BTL: Download the Belize Health App and complete required information within 72 hours of your flight to Belize.  *Notice to all Android Users: Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed the most current version of the Belize Travel Health App (Version 1.09 or newer), to avoid technical difficulties.

Please feel free to contact us anytime, if you need help also.

For further reading, if of interest from our Belize Tourist Board:
BTB: Visiting Belize is as easy as 1, 2, 3
BTB: Health & Safety
BTB: Safe Corridors


A few things to observe, not hard, just new from your last trip.
1. Wear your mask/face covering at all times
2. Sanitize often
3. Maintain social distancing
4. Enjoy your trip!

CDC guidelines ~ NO WORRIES!!

BRL has arranged with Belize Diagnostic to come out to the Lodge either after breakfast or after fishing/touring before appetizers to test you.
• Once your schedule is complete, we will confirm with Belize Diagnostic to come out the Lodge 3 days prior to your departure to run your test. The cost is US$75.00 per person and Belize Diagnostic is paid directly. We also have a few other options “in case”.
No time on the water lost!

There are many reasons to put Belize River Lodge on your 2021 calendar.
1. Belize is on USA Today’s list of Destination’s Safest to Travel.
2. Escape the freezing winter weather and enjoy our warm and sunny days in this Tropical Paradise, Belize.
3. BRL is convenient and easy to get to. Arrive at the Belize airport, we pick you up and transfer you to the Lodge a few miles away.
4. The flats and rivers have barely been fished for the last 11 months.
5. While fishing near the second longest reef in the world, take a refreshing break and dive into our cool, sparkling, emerald sea.
6. Experience once more our spectacular sunsets and a cold beer or limeade as you travel back to the lodge after an exciting day fighting a Tarpon or hunting a Permit.
7. Our talented and friendly cooks have tried new recipes and created many menus during the last few months and are anxiously awaiting to prepare these delectable dishes along with your BRL favorites.
8. Our management, guides/captains and staff are all healthy and observing all the necessary requirements to stay that way.
9. Our procedures are in place to keep everyone socially distanced and safe.
10. Even the pelicans are missing you as they have been stopping by and visiting the lodge just checking to see if we have any guests yet ready to share some fish with them.

We are looking forward to meeting new guests and of course seeing our repeat guests/friends and catching up and exchanging our many adventures, new and old.

Come on down . . . we and your favorite fishing waters are awaiting.
Warm regards,
Mike, Marguerite
& the BRL Crew


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New to saltwater flats fishing, Blake, 53 years old, and Davis, 18 years old, each landed their very first bonefish on their first day with Jimel; even while Blake learned to double haul. Nothing like learning on the beautiful bonefish flats of Belize. Mike, 77 years old, and a more experienced saltwater angler, caught a Grand Slam on the first day with John. One of the guest jumped a big tarpon with John at Long Caye Channel.

While fishing from the main Lodge, they stopped at Long Caye Outpost for lunch. The group loved the beach of Long Caye and overall the variety of fishing while on their trip.

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