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Entry and Travel arround

Belize is extremely easy to reach by plane, making flying the most popular way to reach this Central American country. International flights to Belize depart from several U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles. Small planes also depart from Guatemala.

Entry Requirements

All visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering the country. Please note that driver's licenses and birth certificates are not approved travel documents and cannot be used to enter the country. Passports must be valid up until time of departure.

In cases where a visitor remains in the country for over 30 days, an extension of entry must be requested. Extensions are available for the cost of:

  • Up to 6 months for US $25
  • After 6 months US $50 per month

Nationals of the following countries do not require visas:
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway,
United States, Venezuela, CARICOM member states

Nationals of the following countries must secure a visa
to enter Belize
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bosnia, Brazil,
Central African Republic, Chad, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia,
Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Korea (North and South), Libya, Monaco,
Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Russia, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Zaire

Departure Fees

All fees apply to non-Belizean citizens and non-Belizean permanent residents.
  • Airport Departure Fees: US $35.00
  • Border Departure Fees: US $18.75 or BZ $37.50
  • Sea Departure Fees: US $3.75 or BZ $7.50
  • Fee for Domestic Air Passengers: US $0.75 or BZ $1.50

Getting There

Most visitors travel to Belize by air, but you can also get here by road or boat. A listing of the various airlines, access points, and necessary documents is provided below according to the mode of transportation.

By Air

International flights to Belize are via Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami or Los Angeles. Travelers will find that flying is of the most convenient ways to reach Belize. With consistent schedules and plenty of flight options, it's easy to see why this is the most popular way to arrive.
AA American Airlines
CO Continental Airlines
DL Delta Airlines
TA Taca International Airline
US US Airways

For more Information on Flights visit our Flight Page.

By Car

Driving to Belize can be a challenge. Depending on the route taken, the trip to Belize through Mexico can be anywhere from 1'500-3'000 kilometers. A sturdy car, protective insurance, and positive determination will huge assets in assuring one’s arrival. In order for visitors to drive into Belize from Guatemala or Mexico, a temporary importation permit must be secured at the point of entry. Permits are valid for one month but can be extended by applying to the Customs Department. To get a permit, present the following at the point of entry:

  • Travel documents and identification
  • Proof of ownership (vehicle registration)
  • Proof of insurance-available from any of the companies at the borders
  • Rental documents (for vehicles rented in Mexico or Guatemala)

Within Guide to Belize Sights  you will find many detailed Maps or try direct our Maps Page.

By Bus from Mexico and Guatamala

Bus travel to Belize from the US border cities via Cancun, Mexico City and Chetumal is comfortable, relatively fast, and inexpensive. The safe and regular bus connections from Guatemala City are another reasonable and exciting way to get to Belize.

For more Information on Bus and a Schedule, visit our Bus Page

By Ship

Small, regularly scheduled water taxis travel between Punta Gorda, in the southern district of Toledo, and Puerto Barrios in Eastern Guatemala.

Maritime ports of entry are Belize City, Corozal, Dangriga, Big Creek, San Pedro, and Punta Gorda. You are required to report your entry to the police or immigration authorities as soon as possible after entering Belizean territory.

Getting Around

Travel within Belize is safe, fast, and reliable. Planes and buses transport passengers throughout the country daily and a number of agencies have vehicles available for rent. Details regarding these travel options throughout Belize are outlined below. For your Safety, please visit our Travel Safety Page.

San Pedro Airport

Inland by Air

The most time efficient option for travel within Belize is by plane. Regularly scheduled flights cover the country and provide passengers with a vantage point that leaves many wishing that the fight times were not so quick.
MW Maya Island Air
PM Tropic Air
ASTRUM Helicopters

For more Information on Flights, visit our Flight Page.

Inland by Rental Car

Many locations within Belize cannot be accessed without the use of a private vehicle. Whether in a taxi, tour van, or in a personal rental, the freedom of four wheels will add significantly to what visitors are able to see while traveling Belize. Provided below is a listing of the various rental agencies throughout the country.
AVIS Belize
Crystal Auto Rental
Panchos Auto Rental

Inland by Bus

The least expensive way to get around Belize on a day to day basis is by bus. As buses are the primary mode of transportation for most Belizeans, routes run on regular schedules and will stop to pick up or drop off passengers at most any location along the way.

Belize City and Belmopan serve as the central hubs for bus transportation. While buses travel to and from each town and district several times daily, many of the more remote villages see only one bus out and one bus in each day.

For more Information on Bus and a Schedule, visit our Bus Page

Water Taxi or Ferry

There are regular Water Taxi service from Corozal to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)  and points south (i.e.  Caye Caulker &  Belize City).
Nesymrin Neydy  Honduras/Belize Reauena's Charter Gutamala/Belize
Water Taxi Caye Caulker
Water Taxi Ambergris Caye San Pedro Watertaxi

Information and Schedule on Watertaxis, visit our Watertaxi Page.

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