Belize Gold Standard Requirements: Know the Facts

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What does Gold Standard mean?

Because of the pandemic, Belize created a new Tourism Gold Standard program where the main goal was to enhance safety and health within the tourism industry.

But, in my opinion, it has evolved into a type of tourist trap.

Do I Have To Stay At A Gold Standard Hotel?

Staying at gold standard hotels is not required. The 3-night minimum stay has been lifted. You are now free to stay at any airbnb, hotel or hostel โ€” most of which are already gold standard.

Here is a quote from the official tourism site.

International tourists are recommended to book a stay at BTB approved hotels.

Belize Tourism Board

What's more, there is no way for the tourism industry to track you after you have arrived.

Do I Need To Purchase Travel Health Insurance?

As of Feb 15, 2022, it is mandatory to purchase travel health insurance. This can be purchased for $18.00 USD either online or while entering Belize.

Do I Have To Use Gold Standard Transportation?

No. This is a quote from the official tourism website's FAQs section.

It is recommended that Foreign Tourists utilize certified Gold Standard transport operators.

Belize Tourism Board

Read Mexico Border Crossing for detailed instructions.

Cheapest Gold Standard Hotels

If you still want to play it safe, here's the filtered list of the cheapest Gold Standard Hotels. Prices fluctuate depending on high or low season. High season is between 1st November and 31st May.

All accommodations listed are private rooms that sleeps two people for the nightly price.

Hostels may offer lower prices for shared dorms.

HotelLocationPrice (USD)
Las Palmas HotelCorozal Town$45 per night
Casa Ricky's HostelOrange Walk Town$25 per night
Easy Inn HotelBelize City$70 per night
Old House HostelSan Ignacio Town$35 per night
Funky Dodo HostelHopkins$35 per night
Chapito's Apartment AirbnbCaye Caulker$40 per night
Carol's CabanasPlacencia$45 per night

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