Travellers to Belize will no longer be required to apply for entry or quarantine upon arrival to the country once their PCR tests are negative.
These were among the measures Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced on October 16 as he revealed the further relaxation of protocols for entry into Belize.
Despite the ease of entry, the requirement to download the Belize Health App and complete the information within 72 hours of arrival in Belize remains mandatory for all incoming passengers, residents and tourists.
Barrow announced that the Safe Corridor for tourists has been expanded to include all Gold Standard and Certified entities including hotels, tour operators, restaurants, tourism sites, gift shops, car rentals and taxis.
While tourists can therefore move around freely, they are highly encouraged to remain within the safe corridor by visiting and using only those entities that are Gold Standard Certified and the certification is displayed and clearly visible.
Tourists are to reserve and stay only at Gold Standard hotels. Therefore, only hotels that are Gold Standard certified are included on the Belize Health App for Tourists to select.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) will only be promoting and partnering with these properties that have implemented the recommended health and safety protocols to protect guests and have therefore attained Tourism Gold Standard Certification.
The Tourism Gold Standard Program that is currently in place for hotels and tour operators will now be offered to other entities within the Tourism Industry including Tourism sites and attractions, Restaurants and gift shops. In addition, car rentals, taxis and other approved transport providers will continue to be offered a Certification under the Tourism Gold Standard program.