Belize’s Tourism Gold Standard Certification Program

Belize has lifted ALL COVID19 restrictions, with the exception of being tested or bringing proof of vaccination for arrival at the airport.

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.


  • Fully vaccinated travelers no longer require a negative test but must show proof of vaccination for entry into Belize. 
  • Un-vaccinated travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test. A negative result of a Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from any approved Antigen Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of travel is required for un-vaccinated travelers. If you do not bring a test one will be administered at the airport for $50USD.
  • Children under the age of 5 years will not be required to present a negative test
  • Travel Insurance: You will need to purchase the Belize Travel Insurance. It is only US$18 for a 21 day coverage, provides you not only with financial protection and peace of mind while enjoying your Belize vacation at Villa Rising Sun, but more importantly, provides coverage for medical treatment and extended stay if needed. We HIGHLY recommend purchasing this before you travel to avoid long lines at the airport.

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

Thank you for choosing Belize, and we look forward to having you with us!