Covid-19 Information and Updates
Updated Jan 13, 2021
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Jan 13, 2021: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that, starting Jan 26, all persons entering the United States (nationals, permanent residents, visitors) need to present a negative Covid-19 test before boarding their international flight to the United States.
The Belize Tourism Board has confirmed on Jan 13 "that testing will be expanded and made available to all passengers departing Belize for the U.S. Further details including cost and testing locations across the country are being determined. All individuals who plan to visit Belize can therefore proceed with their travel plans."
Dec 20: The Government of Belize has implemented the following covid regulations, effective on this day:
1. Foreign visitors can now have a PCR test that is taken within 96 hours of arrival in Belize OR a rapid test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Belize. If a foreign guests arrives without a negative covid test, there is still the option to take a rapid test upon arrival at the International Airport for $50 usd.
2. There is a country-wide 8pm curfew for persons 16 years and over. Persons below 16 years of age have a curfew of 6pm. There are no exceptions for tourists.
3. Alcohol cannot be purchased in a store or restaurant after 6pm. The only exception is in hotel/resort restaurants.
4. Face masks must be worn when out in public. Failure to do so can result in a $500 fine.
5. Social distancing of 6' must be adhered to. Failure to do so can result in a $500 fine.
6. Rental vehicles are still permitted.
Please follow this link to the Belize Tourism Board covid-19 update page. You can also download the health/travel app on this page: https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/#!
Oct 27: Kane Villas has obtained Gold Standard Certification. You can now find us on the Belize Travel App.
Oct 19: It has been announced by the Government of Belize and the Belize Tourism Board that foreign travelers visiting Belize are now able to move about the country without restrictions. Tourists can now rent vehicles, enjoy local dining, sightseeing and shopping.
Travelers are still required to have a negative covid-19 test upon arrival (done within 72 hours) or take a rapid test at the airport ($50 usd). They will also still be required to download the Belize Travel App.
All persons in Belize are required to wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.
Let's Be Flexible!
Let's Be Flexible! is our covid-19 campaign that has been created with our foreign guests best interests in mind. We have made additional adjustments to our modification and cancellation policies to provide you with maximum flexibility while travel remains restricted in many parts of the world.
New Reservations: All new reservations made through our website by March 31, 2021 (for stays from today until April 30, 2022) can be changed one time at no charge for covid-19 related reasons, up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival day. Please note, documentation may be required.
50% down payment due at time of booking. For reservations within 30 days - payment is due in full at time of booking.
Final payment is due 30 days prior to original arrival date. Failure to make final payment will forfeit reservation and dates will be released for re-booking.
Guests can cancel for a full refund up to 30 days prior to original arrival date less a 10% fee for credit card and administrative fees.
Re-scheduled stays must be completed by April 30, 2022.
No shows, where guest has not contacted Kane Villas prior to their scheduled arrival date, forfeit entire cost of reservation.
* Please note that reservations made through third party booking platforms are subject to their cancellation policies.
Gold Standard Certification Program
Our secluded location and design, consisting of three private villas/houses spread over 5 acres, inherently allows for social distancing. In addition, we have implemented enhanced security, sanitization, and safety protocols. Kane Villas is now open to foreign guests as we have completed the Gold Standard Certification process, a rigorous program governed by the Belize Tourism Board, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism. The Gold Standard Certification seeks to ensure the health and safety of citizens and international travelers and tourists. It is our top priority to create a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors. For further details on the protocols outlined in the Gold Standard Certification program please see the graphics below and click here: