Many people have seen the gorgeous photos of Belize online before booking their trip, but it’s important to be prepared so that you know what to expect when you arrive. In this article, we’ll tell you all the Belize travel information that you’ll need to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience in the country.
Visas and Passports
If you’re a citizen of the United States, Canada, the European Union, or a dozen other countries, you don’t need a visa to enter Belize and stay up to 30 days.
It is essential; however, that you have at least six months left before your passport expires.
Health and Safety
You do not need any vaccines or shots to enter Belize. There are clinics throughout the country that can easily handle any minor issue. Pharmacies are common throughout Belize and stock a full range of goods and over the counter medications.
No country is ever 100% safe from crime, but tourism is an important part of the Belizean economy and tourists are rarely the victims of serious crimes.
Belize uses the same plugs and voltage as in the United States and Canada. Any appliance or device that works in North America will work in Belize.
Belize has a year-round balmy climate and a very casual dress code, so you won’t need to pack formal wear or winter clothes. Visitors are recommended to bring light, loose, comfortable clothing and a sweater or jacket for occasionally chilly nights.
For excursions into the interior, long-sleeve shirts and pants are recommended along with insect repellent and sturdy hiking shoes.
Belize has thousands of islands as well as rivers, lagoons, and waterfalls, so most visitors bring a swimsuit. For individuals with fair skin, it is imperative to bring a hat, sunglasses, and/or sunscreen.
Tap water is safe to drink in Belize, although bottled water is widely available. Because of the strong sun and warm temperatures, visitors are strongly encouraged to remain vigilant about staying hydrated.
Renting a Vehicle
If you have a valid driver’s license in your home country, you can rent and drive a vehicle in Belize.
If you’re looking to rent a vehicle in Belize, Tour Belize Auto Rental is the premier rental company in the country with two convenient locations, including one at the terminal of the international airport and the other in Belize City.