In general, visitors to Belize must possess a passport, valid for at least three (3) months after the date of arrival, a return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover your stay. Visitors are usually given a one-month / 30 day stay, after which an extension can be applied for at the nearest Immigration Department.
Traveling With Children?
Children under 18 years of age must have proper documentation, including a valid passport. Children traveling with one parent only, or a guardian, require a notarized letter of authority from the other parent(s) indicating their travel consent. Please see a separate section below for more details.
The nationals of the following countries do not currently need visas to travel to Belize if they intend to stay less than 30 days: United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, South Korea, Mexico, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, Malaysia, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Honduras, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, The Republic of China (Taiwan), Guatemala, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Many other countries (aside from the list above) also enjoy visa free travel to Belize. A link to the complete list of countries and the permitted stay for each, can be found at the Government of Belize’s Department of Immigration and Nationality website (English language only).
Those nationals who are exempt:
It is important to note that there are a few countries for which passport holders do need a visa to enter Belize. A list of these and how to apply can be found at the Government of Belize’s Department of Immigration and Nationality website (English language only)
Those nationals requiring entry visas:
It is important to note that any national on the “requires visa” list who holds a valid multiple entry United States Visa or Permanent Residency Card, a valid multiple entry Schengen, or multiple entry visa or permanent residence card for Canada, is exempt from the visa requirements to enter Belize. We suggest that if you fall into this category that you contact your nearest Belizean Embassy before you travel for more information.
How to Apply for a Visa
Other useful links, to visa application forms and embassy locations, can be found here
If you have visa questions, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by email: [email protected] or telephone: (+501) 822-2322 or 822-2167 or consult with an Embassy or Consulate of Belize.
A list of the various Embassies and Consuls of Belize around the world can be found here: https://immigration.gov.bz/passport/passport-where-to-apply/
The Belize Tourism Board also provides additional travel information on its website https://www.travelbelize.org/getting-here/visas-and-immigration
Please note that Tropic Air always endeavors to have current immigration information on this page, however, rules can change quickly. Each individual’s circumstance may also be different, so we always suggest a check with your nearest Embassy or Consul of Belize on the immigration requirements in your particular case.
We suggest that you consult with the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country (or countries) you are traveling to, regarding the proper documentation required. Failure to obtain the appropriate documentation in advance may result in Tropic Air, or our partner airlines, denying boarding until such documentation is provided.
Special Note For International Travellers
If you are travelling with us on an international flight, and you are not a resident or national of the destination country, you are required to have an onward, connecting or round-trip ticket. If you are staying within that country for more than 24 hours, you must also have proof of a hotel / resort reservation or other accommodation plans plus funds to cover the length of your planned stay. Failure to have this documentation may result in immigration delays or even denial of entry to that country.
Traveling within Belize is also very easy. Tropic Air only requires a valid photo identification (example: driver’s license, passport, social security card).
Special Travel Notice
All passengers travelling to/ from foreign destinations with Tropic Air are solely responsible for understanding and/or having the necessary documentation required for entry into that country. Tropic Air will not check for medical certificates, visas, or be held responsible (financially or otherwise) for denied entries. Tropic Air will also not be responsible for any passenger fees for medical tests required for entry into the country, or for any charges resulting from quarantine stays and itinerary changes. Please check with the relevant Government agencies, embassies or your travel agent for specific entry requirements.
For more information on current Covid-19 Belize arrival procedures. Please refer to the Belize Tourism Board’s website https://www.belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/
All travellers to Belize should be up to date on their routine vaccinations.
The Government of Belize may require proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever (the USA and Canada are not among these countries). Certain passport holders may be required to present a vaccination card in order to travel to Belize.
The Belize Ministry of Health’s Yellow Fever Policy can be downloaded here:
Arriving or Departing Belize
Minors (16 and under) travelling with only one parent must have with them a legal consent letter from the other parent stating they are giving the legal authority for travel without them. This letter must be an original document, stamped and signed by a Justice of Peace.
In addition, other countries we serve have specific governing laws in regard to 1) what age is considered a minor and 2) under what conditions they may travel without both parents. These are as follows:
Minors (18 and younger) are required to have a notarized letter from a lawyer with both parent’s signature. Additional information on nationality, age, and length/place of stay in Mexico may also be required by immigration officials.
Minors (21 and younger) must have a letter of consent with both parent’s signature which must be signed by an official, such as notary or judge.
Minors (18 and younger) must have a letter of consent with both parent’s signature which must be signed by an official, such as notary or judge.
To ensure smooth travel, we also suggest that you contact the Embassy or the immigration department of the country you are travelling to/from prior to travel to ensure that these requirements have not changed or been amended. Requirements do change from time to time and Tropic Air cannot be held liable for decisions made by immigration at the port of entry or exit if passengers and their dependents are not in possession of the proper documentation for travel.