A Pledge for Responsible Travel in Belize during COVID-19

by Carolee Chanona

How exactly can travelers safely explore a world during a pandemic? Ultimately, it’s a personal decision – where you visit should have health and safety top of mind. When in Belize, abide by this travel pledge, which honors the environment, local culture, and Belizean community. Respect is the key to keeping each other safe and the longevity of Belize – today and tomorrow. For your next Belize vacation while Belize opens for tourism, take our Belize Travel Pledge!

A Travel Pledge to stay curious, responsibly, while in Belize:

Roam Responsibly. I will explore Belize responsibly, in both the natural environment and urban areas. I will plan ahead before setting off and do my research on what is my responsibility when roaming.

Exemplify Respect. I will maintain the utmost respect for everyone and everything I encounter, including the regulations while in Belize.

Savor Experiences. I will create memories, safely, and savor all the experiences offered by Belize: whether by its food, vast landscapes, friendly people, or warm hospitality.

Preserve Belize. I will be mindful of my ecological footprint on Belize and her natural environment by protecting natural & cultural monuments, and offshore & inland treasures.

Obtain the Belize Travel Health App. I will follow the terms and conditions set out on entry to Belize in the Belize Travel Health app, including the daily check-ins and contact tracing while in-country.

Nod to Local Culture. I will immerse myself in the local culture and traditions, respectfully, as I explore the curious adventures and history of Belize.

Support Communities. I will support local businesses and do my part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places I visit.

Initiate Safety. I will follow public health orders from government officials, like reporting my symptoms if I’m sick. I will take the initiative to minimize any health risks for the safety of myself and others.

Bask in Natural Distance. I will maintain physical distancing measures of 6 feet, for the safety of both myself and others. When possible, I will enjoy the natural and open-air luxury of Belize while finding new ways to explore.

Lead by Example. I will lead by example to my fellow travelers, accepting that we collectively share the responsibility to safeguard Belize.

Educate Myself. I will educate myself with the health and safety standards set by government officials to implement before, during, and after my travel to Belize. I will do so frequently, as things may change over time.

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Travel regulations and requirements are subject to change as new developments in COVID-19 arise. It is important to visit www.travelbelize.org/health-safety before booking travel or visiting Belize.
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Header photo by Hamanasi Resort guest Elena Ollick.

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