COVID-19 Travel Updates
Belize’s Tourism Gold Standard Certification Program
Villa Rising Sun is a certified Gold Standard hotel. In addition to this certification, we are one of two facilities in Belize to have also been awarded the prestigious Caribbean Travelers Health Assurance Stamp and WTTC Safe Travels Stamp. This ensures all our guests have a safe and healthy experience while visiting Belize. Our staff is fully vaccinated.
Masks are required when in public spaces but not while at Villa Rising Sun; however, we will always wear a mask to protect you. While in country facemasks are mandatory in all public spaces except our many restaurants and on aquatic tours. You are advised to practice social distancing, proper hand hygiene and to protect yourself as well as others you may come in contact with.
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
- You are no longer required to download the Belize Health App.
- Belize is now accepting proof of Covid-19 immunization completed at least two weeks before travel.
- If you have not been immunized we encourage you to take a Covid-19 PCR test within 4 days of travel to Belize or proof of immunization, as it will allow for a ‘fast track’ arrival process. Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Biosensor, ABBOT (Panbio) test results will also be accepted - taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel.
If you do not bring a test one will be administered at the airport for $50USD, allow about 1/2 hour additional time. A positive test result will require you to quarantine with at an approved hotel, at your expense, until the Ministry of Health provides clearance.
Walgreens is everywhere and now providing 24 hour PCR test results.
Here is a site where you can easily find other testing locations in your immediate area for results within the 4 day window. https://testfortravel.com/
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will require a negative COVID-19 test from all passengers arriving in the United States as of January 26th 2021.
Villa Rising Sun has made it simple for guests with a mobile testing unit that will come right to you at the Villa so you can get your Rapid Antigen testing details and paperwork for the airline in 30 minutes. Click HERE for more information.