What Do You Need to Enter Belize?
It’s easy to plan a trip to Belize, and there are only a few entry requirements. Here’s what you need to know.
What Do You Need to Show to Enter Belize?
You must have a passport that will be valid six months from your date of entry into Belize.
Everyone who visits Belize must show proof of a return ticket or ticket to another country outside Belize. You must also show that you have enough money to travel for the length of your stay.
Do You Need to Carry Identification in Belize?
It’s a good idea to carry copies of your passport and driver’s license. Leave the originals in the hotel safe.
What If You Extend Your Stay?
If you’re in Belize and you realize you’re going to be here longer than 30 days, you must go to the immigration office to extend your tourist visa.
You can find immigration offices in Belmopan and Belize City. There is a fee of BZ$ 50.00 for every 30-day extension. You can continue to extend your visa every month for up to a year. After a year, you can apply to become a legal resident of Belize.
When Do You Need a Visa?
If you’re not coming as a tourist, you must get a visa before you come to Belize. You can get help getting this visa at Visas from your travel agent or the hotel where you booked your stay.
Do You Need Vaccinations to Enter Belize?
You don’t need any vaccinations to enter Belize. For your own health, you should be up-to-date on your routine vaccinations. You should also discuss additional vaccinations with your doctor. Many health professionals recommend getting the following immunizations before you visit the Caribbean:
- Yellow fever: This mosquito-born disease can be prevented with a vaccine.
- Hepatitis A and B: If you plan to get a tattoo or do any cave exploration, these might be a good idea.
- Preventative measures for zika and malaria: These can’t be prevented with vaccines, but your doctor can give you guidelines on prevention.
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