In a recent statement, Victoria House Resort & Spa has announced to offer a COVID-19 concierge service on-site. The announcement follows the recent changes in travel that require travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test before re-entering the United States and Canada. Understandably, these changes may be frustrating, but Belize is responding by expanding testing capacity and availability for returning travelers.
Victoria House Resort & Spa is going one step above to make the process even easier for travelers. The resort has coordinated with local medical clinics and professionals to provide personal concierge on-site COVID-19 testing. Alternatively, if guests prefer, they could also choose to be tested at one of the clinics on Ambergris Caye.
Here’s everything you need to know about having your COVID-19 testing done at Victoria House Resort and Spa in San Pedro, Belize.
What Type of COVID-19 Testing Is Victoria House Offering?
Victoria House will arrange the appointment and the clinics will be offering guests nasal swab rapid tests that will meet the requirements for current US travel restrictions and requirements.
What Is the Cost of the On-Site COVID-19 Testing at Victoria House?
The cost for the personal concierge COVID-19 testing will start at $75 US per person. Guests can pay Victoria House directly for the test at the time of booking, either by cash or credit card. Alternatively, they can also pay the medical professional directly with cash.
Is This COVID-19 Test at Victoria House Available to Everyone in San Pedro, Belize?
No, this is a limited personal concierge service the resort are offering for the convenience of their guests. There are other clinics on the island that will also be offering more widespread testing for non-guests. Find where to test on Ambergris Caye here.
How Do You Schedule COVID-19 Testing at Victoria House?
You will need to schedule the test yourself after arriving at the resort. This can be done through the Guest Services staff. You should make the appointment after arriving at the resort so you don’t run the risk of the mobile medical professionals being booked up before your departure date.
How Long Before I Receive the Results of my Belize COVID-19 Rapid Test?
While travelers could receive the results sooner, the standard turnaround for this service will be 24 hours. Guests can request to have their results either emailed or in hard copy format.
Where Will the COVID-19 Test Be Administered at Victoria House?
Guests can request to have the person come directly to their room or have the test administered in an open-air area, such as your patio or balcony.
What Happens If Someone in the Group Tests Positive?
If a guest tests positive and is unable to leave the country, the resort will extend a 50% discount on lodging at Victoria House. As one of Belize’s first Gold Standard Certified resorts, the resort is well-equipped and trained to handle any guests who test positive during their stay.
What Are the Current COVID-19 Restrictions and Rules on Travel Within Belize?
To keep up to date on the latest news and information, visit the Belize Tourism Board’s Belize COVID-19 Update. Alternatively, find updated information here. Or you can contact the hotel directly.