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Belize Immigration & Visas

Traveling to Belize

Passports?

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.

Visas?

The nationals of many countries do not currently need visas to travel to Belize. These countries include the United States of America, Australia, Austria, Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, The Republic of China (Taiwan), South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, The United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela. While many other countries in addition to these also enjoy visa free travel to Belize, please note that there are a few countries for which passport holders do need a visa to enter.

 

To check whether you need a visa or not, and the permitted lengths of stay, please visit the Government of Belize’s Department of Immigration and Nationality website (English language only).
LINK HERE: https://immigration.gov.bz/visa/visa-who-qualify/

 

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 to verify approval to travel or for more information.

 

How to Apply for a Visa:
https://immigration.gov.bz/visa/visa-how-to-apply/

 

If you have visa questions, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by email: belizemfa@btl.net or telephone: (+501) 822-2322 or 822-2167 or consult with an Embassy or Consulate of Belize.

 

A list of the various Belizean embassies and consulates around the world can be found here:

 

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.

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. You must also have proof of a hotel / resort reservation or other accommodation plans if you are staying within that country for more than 24 hours. Failure to have this documentation may result in immigration delays or even denial of entry to that country.

Still need more entry info?

Find the latest government entry requirements for most countries via IATA’s Timatic website. Please note that customers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including holding the correct travel documents, visas, any required health certificates, and all other eligibility requirements for any flights they purchase. Government requirements may change with little notice.

Traveling from Belize

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.

Traveling within Belize (Domestic Flights)

Traveling within Belize is also very easy. Tropic Air only requires a valid photo identification (example: driver’s license, passport, social security card).

Vaccinations

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:

Currently the Government of Belize has enhanced COVID 19 screening and arrival policies in place. For more details on this click here:
https://www.tropicair.com/travel-info/new-arrival-protocols/

Minors traveling with only one parent

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:

Mexico

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.

Honduras

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.

Guatemala

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.

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