Belize Gold Standard Requirements: Know the Facts
As of February 2022, gold standard hotels are no longer mandatory for entry into Belize.
Are Gold Standard Hotels Mandatory in Belize?
Staying at gold standard hotels is NOT mandatory. The three-night minimum stay has been lifted. You are now free to stay at any Airbnb, hotel or hostel.
Here is a quote from the official tourism site. What's more, there is no way for the tourism industry to track you after you have arrived.
International tourists are recommended to book a stay at BTB approved hotels.
Belize Tourism Board
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 Need To Purchase Belize Travel Health Insurance?
As of July 2022, it is no longer mandatory to purchase travel health insurance. It is completely optional
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
If you're entering Belize from Mexico, read the post on the 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.
|Las Palmas Hotel||Corozal Town||$45 per night|
|Casa Ricky's Hostel||Orange Walk Town||$25 per night|
|Easy Inn Hotel||Belize City||$70 per night|
|Old House Hostel||San Ignacio Town||$35 per night|
|Funky Dodo Hostel||Hopkins||$35 per night|
|Chapito's Apartment Airbnb||Caye Caulker||$40 per night|
|Carol's Cabanas||Placencia||$45 per night|