Latest Updates

  1. April 15th, 2021

    Curfew: Friday & Saturday curfew extended to midnight. Sunday to Thursday remains 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

  2. March 2nd, 2021

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    Immunization: Belize is now accepting proof of full covid 19 immunization taken 2 weeks prior to travel.

Belize Entry Process

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    Prepare for Arrival

    1. It is no longer obligatory to download the Belize Health App to enter Belize
    2. You can now complete entry paperwork upon arrival at the Belize Airport
    3. Or download the Belize Health App 72 hours prior to arrival on iOS or Android
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    Test or Prove Immunity

    1. Bring along proof of full covid immunization, completed two weeks or more prior to travel
    2. Or bring negative rapid test (48 hours prior) or PCR test (96 hours)
    3. Or take a Rapid Test at the Philip Goldson International Airport at Belize for $50.00 USD per passenger, cash only
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    Follow Local Protocols

    1. Wear a mask in public areas (anywhere outside private residence, ex: streets)
    2. Practice social distancing (6 ft. distance)
    3. Adhere to curfew (10:00PM to 5:00AM)

Other Entry Requirements for Tourists

  1. Your passport must not expire during your stay in Belize
  2. You must show a return ticket and show departure date

Visa Free Entry to Belize

A visa is not required to enter Belize for the following countries:

  • 🇪🇺 All European Union citizens
  • 🇦🇩 Andorra
  • 🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda
  • 🇦🇷 Argentina2
  • 🇦🇺 Australia
  • 🇧🇸 Bahamas
  • 🇧🇧 Barbados
  • 🇧🇴 Bolivia1
  • 🇧🇼 Botswana
  • 🇧🇷 Brazil2
  • 🇧🇳 Brunei
  • 🇨🇦 Canada
  • 🇨🇱 Chile2
  • 🇨🇴 Colombia1
  • 🇨🇷 Costa Rica1
  • 🇩🇲 Dominica
  • 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic1
  • 🇪🇨 Ecuador1
  • 🇸🇻 El Salvador1
  • 🇸🇿 Eswatini
  • 🇫🇯 Fiji
  • 🇬🇲 Gambia
  • 🇬🇭 Ghana
  • 🇬🇩 Grenada
  • 🇬🇹 Guatemala1
  • 🇬🇾 Guyana
  • 🇻🇦 Holy See
  • 🇭🇳 Honduras1
  • 🇭🇰 Hong Kong
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇮🇱 Israel2
  • 🇯🇲 Jamaica
  • 🇯🇵 Japan2
  • 🇰🇮 Kiribati
  • 🇱🇸 Lesotho
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
  • 🇲🇼 Malawi
  • 🇲🇾 Malaysia
  • 🇲🇻 Maldives
  • 🇲🇭 Marshall Islands
  • 🇲🇺 Mauritius
  • 🇲🇽 Mexico1
  • 🇫🇲 Micronesia
  • 🇲🇨 Monaco
  • 🇲🇦 Morocco1
  • 🇳🇦 Namibia
  • 🇳🇷 Nauru
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand
  • 🇳🇮 Nicaragua1
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
  • 🇵🇼 Palau
  • 🇵🇦 Panama1
  • 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
  • 🇵🇾 Paraguay1
  • 🇵🇪 Peru1
  • 🇦🇸 Samoa
  • 🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 🇱🇨 Saint Lucia
  • 🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 🇸🇨 Seychelles
  • 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
  • 🇸🇬 Singapore
  • 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
  • 🇿🇦 South Africa
  • 🇰🇷 South Korea
  • 🇸🇷 Suriname
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland1
  • 🇹🇼 Taiwan1
  • 🇹🇿 Tanzania
  • 🇹🇴 Tonga
  • 🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
  • 🇹🇳 Tunisia
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey2
  • 🇹🇻 Tuvalu
  • 🇺🇬 Uganda
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom4
  • 🇺🇸 United States3
  • 🇺🇾 Uruguay
  • 🇻🇺 Vanuatu
  • 🇻🇪 Venezuela1
  • 🇿🇲 Zambia
  • 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe
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Up to 30 days.
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Up to 60 days.
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Up to 90 days.
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Including all classes of British nationality.

Frequent Questions

Is Belize open for travel?

Yes, as of October 1st, 2020, travel to Belize has been open but only by air.

Are the Belize land border open?

No, they remain closed with only air travel allowed into Belize.

Does Belize have any travel bans on any country?

No, there are currently no travel bans to specific countries in place.

Are there any travel restrictions in Belize?

Yes, there are several including wearing masks, social distancing and adhering to curfew hours.

What are the curfew hours in Belize?

Right now, the curfew starts at 10:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM. And during weekends, curfew is extended to midnight (12:00 AM) and ends at 5:00 AM.

Do I need to download the Belize Health App to enter Belize?

Downloading the app was previously obligatory, but now you can choose to fill out the information at the Belize Airport instead. The app and the manual form collect the same information. If you do decide to download the app, complete it within 72 hours of travel.

Do I need to book a gold standard hotel upon arrival?

If you are an international tourist, you are now required to book a gold standard hotel and present confirmation at immigration. If you'd like to bypass this requirement, you can qualify as VFR (Visiting friend or relative) by getting a local's name, address and contact number and tell immigration you are staying with them.

Do I need to stay in gold standard hotels for my entire stay in Belize?

Despite the official tourism board's warnings to only book gold standard hotels and services, the rule isn't enforced. You can stay at non-gold standard hotels or any accommodation.

Do you need travel insurance to enter Belize?

No, unlike our Costa Rican neighbor, travel insurance is not an entry requirement.

Belize Entrance Fee

There is no entry fee ($0.00). Most tourist passports get a 30 day visa-free stay.

Belize Extension Fee

An extension of 30 days can be purchased for $50.00 BZD (or $25.00 USD) for up to 6 months in total.

May 1st, 2020 Update: Extensions have been increased to $200.00 BZD (or $100.00 USD).

Belize Exit Fees

  • More than 24 hours in Belize: $40.00 BZD (or $20.00 USD)
  • Less than 24 hours in Belize: $37.50 BZD (or $18.75 USD)

Entering from Mexico

Mexico Exit Fee: More than 7 days in Mexico: 500 MXN Pesos (or $30.00 USD)

🔥 Pro Tip: If you flew into Mexico, your Mexico exit fee is included as tourism tax in your flight ticket. Print a copy of the ticket breakdown for proof to show immigration. This worked for me!

Going to Guatemala

There are absolutely no entrance or exit fees. If they try charge you, it's a scam. The Belize-Guatemala border is well-known for this. Be on high alert. You can trust me on this one. I've been scammed myself. Ask for receipts and refuse any obligated transportation especially at the border.

Sources: Belize Tourism Board, Belize Press Office