There’s a special place in heaven reserved for Belize’s tourism professionals. After what felt like years of confinement, the airport and resorts reacted to low Covid-19 numbers being reported in the nation by opening the country to tourists. First waves of visitors starved for sun, fun, and rest have begun to arrive. If you’d like to join them, consider these FAQs before booking your holiday in paradise.
Q: When were travelers allowed to fly to Belize?
A: The airport opened on October 1, 2020; resorts and attractions are all beginning to greet guests, too.
Q: How can I be assured that I’ll be as healthy when I leave as I am when I arrive?
A: Resorts must meet Belize Tourism Board’s “Gold Standard” criteria mandating social distancing, extensive cleaning practices, temperature checks, staff training, and more.
Q: What is the status of Covid in Belize?
A: Since the epidemic struck, there have been only 37 deaths in Belize, according to Worldometers.info.com. The entire nation’s population is equivalent to the city of Miami where 15,363 deaths have been reported thus far.
Q: Must I take a medical test to be allowed to visit Belize?
A: A negative result on a standard Covid-19 test is required for your health and the safety of other tourists.
Q: How far in advance of my flight must I take that test?
A: Within 72 hours of the time you are scheduled to land in Belize. At that time, you can download the nation’s free Health App to facilitate your processing.
Q: Should I worry about my accommodations?
A. Not if you book your all-inclusive stay at Belizean Dreams, the early recipient of Gold Standard accreditation given only to properties meeting 9 stringent World Health Organization standards.
Q: Will my stay at Belizean Dreams require me to limit my activities?
A: Of course not. Every tour, amenity, and activity has been subjected to rigorous evaluation so guests stay safe while engaging in everything the resort has to offer. That includes ziplining, aquatic sports, touring Maya ruins, enjoying the resort’s pool and spa, gourmet dining, and the use of popular beach toys like kayaks and boards.
Q: How will I know that I’m staying safe?
A: Both guests and staff are given temperature checks frequently, the entire resort has been apportioned for proper social distancing, tours remain small and luxury accommodations are treated to cleaning and sanitizing processes that are unprecedented.
Q: Do Belizean Dreams’ limited guest numbers mean the price of my vacation will go up?
A: Hardly! Take advantage of money-saving specials that are unbeatable so your long-awaited escape is affordable.
Q: Is there anything else I should know?
A: Yes. Make your reservations as soon as possible. Time limits on packages plus fewer guests on premises mean that the resort has the potential to fill fast, leaving you adrift at the time you most want to visit!