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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Belize Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Belize

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Belize. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Belize shares land borders with Mexico and Mexico. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.6 (Mexico) and 3.3 (Guatemala).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Belize

There are currently 37 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belize. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 2 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Belize.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 3.2 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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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 ...

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: Finland

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Belize has closed all its borders. There is a state of emergency and a curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. For updates, including on any possible flight options to leave Belize, follow the Australian Embassy on social media (see Local contacts for links). If you’re staying in Belize, follow the advice of local authorities, ensure you've arrangements in place ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/belize

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 March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Belize changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Belize to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Belize changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Belize to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Belize changed from 2.4 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Belize with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Belize to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Belize.

Is it safe to travel Belize in 2020?

Visiting the country Belize is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belize?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Belize.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Belize?

There are currently 37 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belize. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 2 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.