Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Belize is bursting with culture and tropical fun for all types of travelers. Whether exploring archaeological sites, studying culture or venturing in the wild, Belize has a bit of everything.
The district of Cayo is the perfect destination for history fans, archeologists at heart and for those who love to learn. The world famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve in San Pedro offers tourists the chance to swim with a variety of sea life, including rays and sharks. Travelers can also make their way to Belize City with its amazing museums and adventures.
Rich in culture, nature and adventure, Belize is the perfect destination for a every traveler.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Belize. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Belize: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
There is a risk of contracting the Zika virus in Belize. Be sure to use mosquito repellents, netting and wear protective clothing. Malaria and dengue are also present in some regions. Antimalarials may be recommended based on your itinerary. Speak with a travel health specialist to learn more.
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Americans planning to go to Belize do not need a visa for tourism visits less than 30 days. But, travelers must provide proof of return tickets or flights to another destination. Visitors must also prove that they have enough money for their trip.
If you enter the country by land, extra fees may apply. There is also an exit fee of $40 USD when leaving Belize.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Belize is tropical and warm. The country’s dry season ranges from about February to April, the rainy season from May to December. Even in the cooler months (December to February) the average temperatures are in the 70’s.
While the climate is consistent throughout Belize, the weather may vary by region. Here is what to expect in a few tourist destinations:
There are high levels of criminal activity in Belize. The most troubled areas are southern Belize City and along the country’s borders. These areas should be avoided if possible.
Tourists are prime targets for crime. Petty theft, pickpocketing, credit card fraud and similar crime is not uncommon. Various cases of sexual harassment do occur, especially when traveling alone or in small groups. When going out, never go out on your own and stay with as many people that you trust as you can.
Crime rates remain high in Belize. The majority of crimes are reportedly unsolved. It is difficult for local police to investigate and prosecute many of the reported incidents. Travel with care and always be aware of your surroundings.
The beaches of Belize are blue, bright and beautiful. The waters teem with sea creatures and corals, a kaleidoscope of colors and life. It’s no wonder that tourists come from around the globe to snorkel and swim in the oceans around Belize. Some of the most popular spots include the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Ambergris Caye.
Snorkeling can bring you face-to-face with situations that can overwhelm the unprepared. Make sure the equipment you rent or buy, such as the snorkel and your swimming fins, are high-quality. A good snorkel will not allow water to come down the breathing tube, and the right fins will protect your feet and save you valuable energy while swimming.
Secure all dangling or loose aspects of your gear, as it can damage the reefs or catch on animals. Do not touch any of the wildlife you encounter while snorkeling or swimming in Belize waters. This can stress the animal and many of them could injure you.
Do not touch any of the coral reefs. They are fragile, and any part of the reef that is touched will die.
Besides travel documents and medications, there are some other key items to make sure are in your luggage.
All Americans visiting Belize should register with the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan. This will inform the office of your travel plans and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation. You can register online, through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
U.S. Embassy Belmopan
4 Floral Park Road
Telephone: +(501) 822-4011
Emergency After-Hours telephone:+(501) 610-5030
Fax: +(501) 822-4012
Visit the U.S. Embassy website before your trip to confirm local embassy information.
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