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Last verified: Friday, 21. February 2020 at 07:21 AM

Belize Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Belize is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Belize is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

Belize shares land borders with Guatemala and Guatemala. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.6 (Guatemala) and 2.5 (Mexico).

Advice scoring history for Belize

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Belize.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Belize from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime. Violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. A significant portion of violent crime is gang-related. Due to high crime travelers are advised to exercise caution while traveling to the south side of ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/belizetravel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Belize due to violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/belize

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt stabilt säkerhetsläge men brottsligheten är utbredd. Var särskilt försiktig i Belize City. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/belize

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Belize

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Belize. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Belize changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 2.0.

About Belize

Belize with its capital Belmopan is a country in North America (Central America), slightly smaller than Massachusetts (22,966 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico. The climate can be described as tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May). The landscape is flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in south. With a population of about 0.3 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Belmopan
Population less than one million
Size 22.966 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Common languages English, Spanish
Currency Dollar (short: BZD)
Common voltage (electricity) 110/220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +501
Internet Top Level Domain .bz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BLZ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 84

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Belize is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • agricultural runoff
  • deforestation
  • industrial effluents
  • solid and sewage waste disposal
  • water pollution from sewage

Natural hazzards

  • frequent, devastating hurricanes (June to November) and coastal flooding (especially in south)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Belize. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. construction
  2. food processing
  3. garment production
  4. oil
  5. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cacao
  3. citrus
  4. cultured shrimp
  5. fish
  6. lumber
  7. sugar

Belizean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Belize.

Export products

  1. bananas
  2. citrus
  3. clothing
  4. crude oil
  5. fish products
  6. molasses
  7. sugar
  8. wood

Import products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. food
  4. fuels
  5. machinery
  6. manufactured goods
  7. pharmaceuticals
  8. tobacco
  9. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Belize?

Belize is currently rated at 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Belize is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Belize in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Belize.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belize?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Belize.

What is the size of Belize?

Belize has a size of 22,966 km² or 8,867 mi² which is slightly smaller than Massachusetts.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.