Effective March 2, 2021
Due to the new CDC requirements stating that all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken 3 days prior to their return flight departure, Cayo Espanto will be providing on-island testing for guests.
We have arranged for our island physician to administer testing from each guests’ villa during their stay, allowing for easy and quick compliance for an uninterrupted getaway experience. Test results will be brought directly to guests, the same day, to provide additional convenience and discretion. Pricing for this personalized service will be $130 per person and can be added to your island bill to be settled upon check-out. Please note the $130 charge is our direct cost from the physician.
Prior to Arrival
All visitors to Belize must download the Belize Health app on their mobile phone or tablet within 72 hours of your flight to Belize. This will help authorities manage your movement in Belize and provide timely communication to you. You must have the device with you when you arrive in Belize.
After you receive your hotel confirmation, you will then register your travel on the Belize Health app ONLY within 72 hours before your trip. You will then be provided with a unique QR code ID which you will need on arrival in Belize.
Because of the intimate size of Cayo Espanto we have always had a strict cancelation policy, (Cancelations are devastating to our small resort.) We want our guests to be as comfortable, and confident as possible when they visit.
If you enter Belize through the airport and provide proof of COVID-19 immunization, you are no longer required to present a negative test result for entry. Belize will accept an official vaccine card reflecting the receipt of the two-dose vaccine or the single-dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival
If you can not provide proof of immunization, visitors are encouraged to take a PCR test within 96 hours (4 days) of your original travel departure to Belize which will fast track your entry into the country. A certified negative result will put you on the fast track arrival lane at the airport.
An official email or correspondence from the testing facility will be acceptable. We recommend bringing as much documentation/proof as possible. It is still possible that you will be selected for testing at the airport when you arrive.
Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Blosensor and ABBOTT (Panblo) COVID test taken nor more than 48 hours prior to travel will also be accepted.
If you don’t have a certified test prior to arrival, you will be required to take a rapid test when you arrive at the airport. The cost of the rapid test will be $50 USD. You may also bring your own rapid test kit to be administered by health officials at the airport in Belize.
Upon arrival at the airport, there will be a health screening, temperature checks, and verification of your unique ID from Belize Health App.
The Ministry of Health has established a testing area at the international airport just outside of Terminal 2. The clinic can accommodate 12 passengers at a time for testing, and is air conditioned with restroom facilities.
During your stay, you must adhere to all health and safety protocols in Belize including social distancing, and wearing of masks in public.
Movements Within the Country
Guests must be transported to approved Gold Standard hotel, by approved ground/air transportation, and participate in approved tours with approved Gold Standard tour operators and guides
For further information:
For information on Covid-19 testing locations in the US:
For information on CVS Minute-Clinic testing locations in the US:
Other resources may include the Belize Tourism Board Gold Standard Health and Safety Guide.