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IMANI'S INN COMMITMENT TO YOU, OUR GUESTS, AS WE NAVIGATE THROUGH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

As it has always been, the safety and security of our guests and team members remains our highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. 

We will continue to update this page with the latest information regarding booking flexibility and travel safety.

Updated April 24, 2021

Imani's Inn is official Tourism Gold Standard Certified.

 

What does this mean?

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The Belize Tourism Board has launched the “Tourism Gold Standard” Recognition Program for hotels in the country. This 9-point program seeks to enhance the tourism industry’s health and safety standards by adapting new behaviours and procedures to ensure both employees and travellers are confident in the cleanliness and safety of Belize’s tourism product.

In this initial phase of reopening for international visitation, hotels approved for reopening will operate within a “tourism safe corridor”.  Hotels approved to open within the safe corridor:

  • Have achieved the Tourism Gold Standard Certificate of Recognition

In addition to the above, hotels will also be implementing:

  • social distancing and the use of face masks while in public spaces;

  • online check-in/out, contactless payment systems, and automated ordering/booking systems;

  • hand sanitizing stations across the property;

  • enhanced room cleaning and increase sanitization of public spaces and high touch surfaces;

  • daily health checks for guests and employees;

  • designated ‘Isolation/Quarantine rooms’ for suspected Covid-19 cases and action plans for handling suspected employees or guests.

Travellers will be able to enjoy their Belize vacation while being confident their safety is the hotel’s top priority.

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Updated as of September 13, 2020

The reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport marks a phased reopening for leisurely travel, beginning October 1st 2020.

Arriving travelers can either present a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of travel; or, pay for a rapid test within the airport at the traveler’s expense. Learn more.

Updated as of August 7, 2020

The country is experiencing an increase in Covid-19 cases, and in a press conference held yesterday, the Prime Minister of Belize – Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow – in an overabundance of caution, announced that it was necessary to delay the re-opening of the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE), which was scheduled for August 15th, 2020. Learn more.

Updated as of July 27, 2020

Border Entrance

Belize will re-open its International Airport on August 15, 2020.

The Government of Belize, announced June 25 via virtual press conference, confirmed that Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) will reopen on August 15 to international travellers. 

 

The decision to reopen Belize’s international airport, which was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in early-March, was made in conjunction with Belize’s Ministry of Health and took into consideration the ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States.

 

Covid-19 Timeline In Belize

Health & Hygiene

Imani's Inn Placencia is committed to protecting the health and safety of every person entering our inn and the community at large.

 

We have been taking extraordinary precautions to keep our environment safe.

The entire tourism industry, via the Belize Tourism Board has been making significant effort in making sure that returning guests, post covid-19, will be safe.

Health & Hygiene - Updated as of April 30, 2020 

Imani's Inn SafeStay with Green Clean Products: we have developed a program that will introduce a new standard of cleanliness for our inn and disinfection to ensure you, our guests, enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay: Imani's Inn SafeStay with Green Clean protection.

 

The program has been developed with experts from Green Care Products Ltd., maker of Green Clean and Kleena line of products - Belize's natural cleaning and septic care solutions. 

In addition, experts from Green Care Products Ltd., will advise and assist us in enhancing Imani's Inn cleaning disinfection protocols.

The SafeStay Initiative builds upon our already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene, where upgraded protocols are currently in use.

 

The program will feature Green Care trusted cleaning products, solutions and training in Belize. Imani's Inn and Green Care Products Ltd. are also exploring opportunities to expand the program into a national partnership. 

The program will include:

  • A SafeStay Room Seal to indicate that guest rooms haven’t been accessed since they were cleaned

  • Extra disinfection of top 10 high touch areas in guest rooms including light switches and door handles

  • Increased cleaning frequency of public areas 

  • Guest-accessible disinfecting wipes at entrances and high traffic areas

  • Reduced paper amenities (like pads and guest directories) in rooms

  • Enhanced Team Member safety and well-being with personal protective equipment and enhanced training and protocols

 

The roll out of our participation in the SafeStay Initiative will begin as early as July 2020, which is when we anticipate travelers will be allowed to start entering Belize.

Current Health and Hygiene Standards: we take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

 

Given the effects of COVID-19, we have taken additional measures in our inn today to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:

  • Our team are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.

  • Open re-opening we will increase the frequency of cleaning

  • We will increase the deployment of hand sanitizers

Belize currently have only 7 cases of active Covid-19 infection, and and no new cases in over 2 weeks. We are confident our Government of Belize will completely flatten the curve , and Belize and Imani's Inn will be ready to great new guests very soon.

Your Travel Flexibility – Updated as of April 30, 2020

 

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.

  • Existing Reservations: all individual reservations—that are scheduled for arrival on or before June 30, 2020 can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival day.

  • New Reservations: any individual reservations you make that are booked between today and June 30, 2020 for any future arrival date can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival day.

 

If you cancel a rate which required an advanced payment or deposit, we will do everything we can to process your refund as quickly as possible.

If you need to adjust direct reservations made via our website you can change your reservation by contacting us directly via phone or email. If you made reservations via an OTA (Online Travel Agent) please contact them to make adjustments via their system.