Belize is gearing up for its reopening, which is less than a month away. Starting August 15, 2020, Belize will be accepting travelers to enter the country via the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport( PGIA). This will be the only entry point open as the land borders remain closed, outlined in the Phased Travel Reopening Plans for Belize.
In an aim to protect the country and limit exposure to COVID-19, Belize has introduced a five-phase tourism reopening strategy. The opening of the international airport falls within the third stage of the country’s reopening strategy. In this stage, only full service resorts that meet the requirements of the BTB’s Gold Standards Program are allowed to accommodate guests.
An interview done with Travel Pulse and Karen Bevans (Director of Tourism) highlights what Belize is doing to safeguard the country, travelers and its people.
In tandem with the third stage of the country’s reopening, Belize has created the Tourism Safe Corridor.
“Only properties approved to operate within the Safe Corridor will be permitted to host international guests during this phase. And, offer ‘full-service’ amenities to guests,” Bevans said. “This means that these hotels are able to provide all amenities, so as to contain the guest on the property; and minimize opportunities for guest interaction within the local community.”
Bevans goes into further details on travel protocols and procedures put in place in preparation for welcoming travellers to Belize. Read Full Article here.
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