The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently come up with its “Safe Travels Protocols” in an attempt to address the challenges of travel during the pandemic.
By granting its “Safe Travels” Stamp, it assists tourists in deciding which locations are considered safe. The stamp recognizes that these countries have put in place health and safety procedures that resist the spread of Covid-19.
It was therefore with great delight that Hon. Anthony Mahler, Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, reacted to Belize being granted the “Safe Travels” Stamp in December of 2020.
He stated that “Belize is delighted to have received the World Travel Tourism Council’s Stamp of Approval. The WTTC’s Stamp of Approval is a milestone achievement for Belize, and is truly a strong testament of Belize’s unwavering commitment to an environment that is safe, secure, and provides an authentic and meaningful experience to our visitors!”
In order to achieve this milestone, Belize had implemented a Tourism Gold Standard certification program for hotels, restaurants, bars, and cafes as well as for all publicly accessible attractions and touring companies. The goal of this program was to not only keep travelers to Belize safe but also to ensure that the local residents of this beautiful country could be kept free of the ravages of the coronavirus.
Belize’s commitment to excellence in the face of a global pandemic is truly remarkable. Among the steps taken was to come up with a Belize Health App that travelers can download to their smartphones. By cleverly using technology in this way, Belize has streamlined the process of admitting and monitoring visitors to the country.
In addition, all hotels, restaurants, and other public venues are required to go through a strict certification process in order to achieve the coveted “Gold Standard” and travelers are strictly screened when they enter the country. It’s no wonder, then, that Belize has shown remarkable resilience in the face of the pandemic, with very low infection rates. Because of this, people can travel freely within the country.
For this reason, now is not just a great time to take a vacation to Belize. It’s also the ideal time to buy property here. The pandemic has made many bargains available.
For those interested in owning a slice of paradise, Hesed Realty is the best company to work with. Located in Belmopan, the capital, we specialize in prime properties all over the country and have over 20 years of experience. This translates into making transactions as easy as possible, which is particularly important for foreign investors.
Hesed Realty has a track record of working with ex-pats and helping them find their dream property in beautiful, exotic Belize.