We know that travelling can be an exciting time, but it can also produce many questions regarding what documents you may need for your travels.
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.
Recently, the entry visa requirements for citizens and passport holders of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Morocco, traveling to Belize, were changed. If you are a citizen of these countries, are travelling to Belize to visit, and intend to stay less than 30 days, you no longer need to apply for a visa. You now enjoy visa free travel to Belize.
In addition, nationals of the following countries do not currently need visas to travel to Belize: the 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, Venezuela, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://www.mfa.gov.bz/index.php/what-we-do/consular-matters/embassies-consulates
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.
Traveling within Belize is also very easy. Tropic Air only requires a valid photo identification (example: driver’s license, passport, social security card).
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.