COVID-19 Travel Updates

Belize’s Tourism Gold Standard Certification Program






Shedrock Shangrila is a certified Gold Standard hotel. In addition to this certification, we have also taken additional proactive and voluntary steps to ensure all our guests have a safe and healthy experience while visiting Belize.

Masks are required when in public spaces but not while at Shedrock Shangrila; however, we will always wear a mask to protect you. While in country facemasks are mandatory in all public spaces except our many restaurants and on aquatic tours. You are advised to practice social distancing, proper hand hygiene and to protect yourself as well as others you may come in contact with.

The following are some guidelines to help you prepare for your trip and know what to expect when you arrive in Belize.


  • You will need to purchase Belize travel insurance before you arrive or purchase it at the airport.  It is better to purchase in advance as you will not have to stand in a long line.  The cost is $18 perperson and can be purchased at You will need to have a copy of this when you arrive.

We encourage you to take a Covid-19 PCR test within 4 days (instead of the previously stipulated 3 days) of travel to Belize, as a negative result will allow for a ‘fast track’ arrival process. Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Biosensor, ABBOT (Panbio) test results will also be accepted - taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. If you do not bring a test, allow about 1/2 hour additional time. A positive test result will require you to quarantine with at an approved hotel, at your expense, until the Ministry of Health provides clearance. 

Here is a new at home PCR test Lets Get Checked

Walgreens is also now providing 24 hour PCR test results.

Here is a site where you can easily find testing locations in your immediate area for results within the 4 day window.


The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will require a negative COVID-19 test from all passengers arriving in the United States as of January 26th 2021. This test must be done withen 24 hours of your flight out of Belize.

Shedrock Shangrila has made it super simple for guests with a mobile testing unit that will come right to you at the House so you can get your Rapid Antigen testing details and paperwork for the airline in 30 minutes. Click HERE for more information. 

For more information on the new destination protocols and frequently asked questions, please visit:

Thank you for choosing Belize, and we look forward to having you with us!