Published on : Thursday, October 22, 2020
With Belize moving forward to fully reopen and rebuild its tourism industry, the health and safety protocols for tourists are regularly reviewed and updated. Further relaxation of restrictions on movement of visitors was announced by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow. These are the updated protocols in effect for the tourism industry:
• 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. Tourists can now move around without restraint, but they are encouraged to remain within the safe corridor by visiting and using only those entities that are Gold Standard Certified and the certification is clearly visible.
• Tourists need to reserve and stay only at Gold Standard hotels. Hence, only hotels that are Gold Standard certified are included on the Belize Health App for Tourists.
• The Tourism Gold Standard Program in effect now for Hotels and Tour Operators will be offered to other entities within the Tourism Industry including Tourism sites and attractions, Restaurants and Gift shops. Besides, Car Rentals, Taxis and other approved transport providers will continue to be offered a Certification under the Tourism Gold Standard program.
The Belize Tourist Board stresses the importance of health and safety measures for residents and visitors and assures commitment towards following all health, safety and sanitizing protocols for rebuilding tourism for Belize.