Traveling to Belize: entry rules, list of required documents and duration of visa-free stay
Belize is a small country that impresses with a wide variety of landscapes. It is here that you can see tropical forests and enjoy turquoise waters. Here are the rules of entry, required documents, and the period of visa-free stay for foreigners
Belize is a country in Central America that combines the culture of Latin America and the beauty of the Caribbean. The state has something to impress even the most demanding tourist: lush jungles, attractive beaches, a unique reef, ruins of the Mayan civilization and delicious cuisine. Belize has a large number of attractions and a well-developed infrastructure. What is necessary for a trip to this pearl? The rules of entry are further.
List of documents and rules of entry to Belize
Belize has visa-free entry for citizens of most countries of the world, in particular, visas are not required for foreigners traveling from the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, the European Union, the Caribbean and Central American countries.
Citizens of the following countries must issue a permit: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, India, Mozambique, Haypy, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West African countries. You can apply for a visa by following the link.
List of documents for travel to Belize
To travel to Belize, a tourist must provide:
- a foreign passport that is valid for at least 30 days after arrival;
- confirmation of intention to leave the country. When entering Belize, international tourists must have proof of their intention to leave Belize, such as a return ticket or an onward ticket;
- visa (for citizens of countries with which the visa-free regime is not established).
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Duration of visa-free stay in Belize
Tourists can travel in Belize without a visa for up to 30 days. Those wishing to stay longer than one month must extend their visa. Visitor permits can be obtained from Belize immigration offices throughout the country, the cost is USD 100.00 per extension, the duration of a single extension is 30 days. Under these conditions, you can stay in the country for up to 6 months.
Fees for leaving Belize
There is no entry fee to Belize, but an exit fee is required. This tax is used for infrastructure development, airport/border maintenance or expansion, and national conservation efforts. The fee will vary depending on whether you are leaving Belize through its international airport or through the land borders with Guatemala or Mexico. The airport exit tax is US$55.50 for tourists and US$35 for citizens or residents of Belize. At land borders, the fee is US$20 and is payable only by tourists.
Quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 epidemic
Effective July 12, 2022, Belizean authorities have lifted their COVID-19 advisories and restrictions
for foreign tourists. Therefore, tourists do not need to confirm vaccination or provide negative test results. However, travelers are advised to stay in certified hotels and obtain health insurance for travel to Belize.
Traveling with children to Belize
To travel to Belize, children must have a foreign passport and notarized parental consent if traveling without one or both parents.
Rules for importing pets
A veterinary certificate issued by a veterinarian in the country of origin and an import permit from the Belize Department of Agriculture are required to legally enter Belize.
How to stay in Belize forever?
In order to stay in Belize, you need to go through the procedure of obtaining a permanent residence. To be eligible to apply for permanent residence, foreigners must have lived in the country legally for one year and regularly pay residence fees.
How to get to Belize?
You can get to Belize by direct flights from many major cities of the world. Planes land at Philip Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, just minutes from Belize City.
You can also visit the country during a cruise. Although one day is never enough to cover everything, you can still see the main attractions in a short visit to Belize.
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.
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