Protocols implemented to ensure your safety

Are you thinking of traveling to Belize in 2020 or early 2021? Our new hygiene and health safety measures are in place to ensure your wellbeing and the wellbeing of our employees from Covid-19. Tobacco Caye Paradise has been awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Belize Tourism Board in recognition of these protocols. You can book with confidence that our property is officially part of Belize's Safe Corridor. Here a few examples of what we have put in place:
  • Our check in counter is disinfected daily, and high touch areas are disinfected several times each day
  • Our kayak and snorkel equipment are disinfected after every paddle trip and snorkel tour
  • Guest & Staff Wellbeing Protocols

  • Guests and employees are subject to temperature checks before starting each day, or when entering a vehicle.
  • Guests and employees must use hand sanitizer when entering vans, or boats.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet / 2 meters is required at all times (except between family members)
  • Masks are required at all times by law, the only exceptions are:
    1. On water based activities guests such as diving, snorkelling, SUP & kayaking. Guests should try to maintain 6ft distances.
    2. Once a guest is seated in a restaurant to eat.
    3. Beach locations once sufficient distance is maintained from other guests.
    4. Family groups may be closer than 6ft.

    Suspected Covid-19 Cases

    In the event of a guest showing any covid-19 symptoms, we will implement our covid-19 response plan in co-operation with Belize Health Authorities.

    Cancellations & Refunds

    In the unlikely event that you have to cancel your stay with us, please see our Cancellation & Refund Policy (towards the bottom of the page)

    Entering Belize

    To protect the health and wellbeing of both tourists and Belizeans, the Government of Belize have implemented new procedures before you arrive. Before you book anything, please go to this link to check the latest requirements
  • Book travel to Belize using approved Gold Standard Accommodations or Tour Operator
  • Download the Belize Health App
  • Download for iPhones: or Download for Android:
  • Complete the required information 72hrs before your flight
  • Traveller will be given a unique ID when completed
  • Take a Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test within 96 hours of travel -OR- Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Bisensor, ABBOT (Panbio) test results taken no more than 48 hours. If you are unable to bring along a negative covid test, you will be required to take a Covid test upon arrival; the cost is US$50 and takes approximately 25-30 minutes to receive your results.
  • Follow all protocols of airlines and airports
  • Wear your mask at all times thoughout airports
  • Sanitize often
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Arrival in Belize:

  • Disembark plane and proceed to health screening
  • Sanitize shoes and pass thermal imaging cameras. Temperature must be less than 100℉ to proceed
  • Verify information on the Belize health app
  • Verify certified COVID-19 test results. If your test result is positive, health officials will isolate you and you will be transferred to an approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 14 days, at your own expense.
  • Immigration and Customs:

  • Immigration check. Maintain 6ft social distancing
  • Guest proceeds to baggage claim
  • Guest proceeds to customs. Place bags on luggage scanners
  • Your stay in Belize:

  • Arrival at BTB Gold Standards approved hotel
  • Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces
  • Belize health app daily check in
  • If you're interested in exploring Belize and the destination you're traveling to, you will not be able to do it independently. However, tours can be arranged through Tobacco Caye Paradise
  • Belize Safe Corridors Info Graphic