Are you dreaming of a visit to paradise, but worried about traveling because of COVID? Why not consider a trip to Belize? The country has adopted a new Tourism Gold Standard program. This has been created to help keep you safe during your vacation. Designed for the country’s hospitality industry, the program institutes the highest quality health and safety standards and procedures that hotels, restaurants, and even tour operators must follow in order to qualify for Gold Standard status.
The process to get gold-standard status is a comprehensive one. This ensures that properties that receive this status will provide the highest level of safety to tourists who use their services. There are enhanced sanitation protocols that facilities must follow and a new Belize Health App for travelers.
One recommended resort is Cahal Pech Village Resort in the Cayo District of Belize. The resort is situated in the country’s Maya heartland and is the ideal location for a truly unique vacation. Your adventurous side will thrill at a zip-line tour of the rain forest canopy or an excursion to the top of a Maya pyramid. You can also experience the wonders of Belize’s subterranean caverns while cave-tubing, or hike to gorgeous waterfalls. There are also opportunities to go horseback riding, bird watching, or canoeing in this natural wonderland.
The resort itself has all the amenities necessary for you to relax, from on-site tour services and an open airy restaurant to spa services. The thatched roof cabanas are located in beautiful natural surroundings. Inside, you will find Maya fabrics and locally crafted furniture.
The best part is, Cahal Pech Village Resort is in the process of getting its Gold Standard status and should be certified no later than November. At that point, the resort will not only be adhering to the stringent safety standards put in place but will also be offering private tours and transfers that also meet these criteria. There is ample space at the resort for guests to enjoy all the amenities of the compound while still maintaining adequate social distance. This is made easier thanks to the open-air on-site restaurant and bar.
To help you prepare for your trip, here are answers to some questions you may have:
1. Who will be allowed to come to Belize when travel resumes? This site provides the most up to date information.
2. Where can I find the Belize Health App? You can easily download this app from Google Play or in the App Store. While you can download it at any time, you will need to enter your personal information into the app within 72 hours of arriving in Belize.
3. What if I don’t have a smartphone? In that case, you can use a tablet. You will need to have this device with you while you travel to Belize.
4. Is there a list of approved countries from which Belize allows tourists? Currently, the Government of Belize is not banning visitors from any country. However, you can visit this site to check for updates.