The Government will begin taking correspondence from Belizean students and citizens abroad who want to come back home. Prime Minister Barrow says the repatriation of those Belizeans abroad will take some coordination but it will get done.
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “The legal return of Belizeans including students that want to be repatriated is now to begin. Those wishing to come home should write to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or our embassies and consulates indicating how and when they would like to arrive. The flow will clearly have to be managed we can’t have everybody come back at once and all returnees will be subject to a mandatory fourteen day quarantine. Now the Belizean border jumpers will continue to face criminal charges but they too will be quarantined before their trial can even begin, they will be swabbed even before they’re taken to court to be arraigned and after arraignment if they’re given bail they still go back into quarantine, if they’re not given bail they go back into quarantine and at the end of the fourteen days those that have not been given bail will be transferred to the central prison.”
As it relates to foreigners in Belize, several repatriation exercises have taken place for Americans and Canadians via their respective embassies. Love News understands that another such exercise took place today coordinated by the US Embassy.