Country Facts




8,867 sq miles

Time Zone

Belmopan, Belize ‎(UTC-6)‎




Belize Dollar

Belize:  Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored


Belize is a great destination to visit at any age as it offers a wealth of exotic wildlife and natural beauty, access to some of the Maya civilisation’s most impressive ancient archaeological sites as well as opportunities to mix with modern-day Maya communities, lovely white-sand beaches and amazing snorkelling & diving along the world’s second-longest Barrier Reef.

Welcome To Belize


Here are just few reasons why to visit Belize:

      • – Maya Ruins:

        • Caracol
        • Lamanai
        • Xunantunich
        • Tikal (Guatemala)

        – Rainforest:

        • Jungle Hiking
        • Mountains
        • Rivers & Waterfalls
        • Tropical Plants & Flora

        – Beach & Coast:

        • White-Sand Beaches
        • Watersports
        • Sailing
        • Fishing

        – Culture:

        • Maya Immersion
        • Garifuna
        • Mennonite
        • Creole

        – Birding & Butterflies:

        • Scarlet Macaws
        • Toucans
        • Hummingbirds
        • Blue Morpho

        – Reef & Diving: 

        • The Blue Hole
        • Snorkelling Hol Chan
        • Whale Sharks
        • Diving Turneffe Atoll

        – Caving:

        • Cave-Tubing
        • The ATM Cave
        • Canoeing Barton Creek
        • Blue Creek Cave Swim

        – Wildlife:

        • Jaguars
        • Howler Monkeys
        • Iguanas
        • Kinkajous

        – Adventure Activities: 

        • Kayaking
        • Zip-Lining
        • Canyoning
        • Horse Riding

Get inspired!


At The Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first-hand expertise in putting together tailor-made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit on your Belize holiday.

We would be delighted to discuss your plans and design a personal Belize holiday itinerary according to your own particular needs. On the ground in Belize we have a team of experienced, English-speaking guides with a wealth of detailed knowledge and we have appointed a local ground agent in each country to represent us and to look after our passengers locally.

The Earth Trip: a personal service and value for money from the experts.



Preparing For A Trip To Belize?

Visa Information / Entry requirements – Belize


This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Belize set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Belize’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

British nationals do not need a visa to enter Belize. On arrival, you’ll be allowed to enter for one month. Any extension to remain in the country will incur a fee of BZD$200 for each month’s extension.

There are no direct flights between the UK and Belize. The regulations of countries that you may pass through and / or UK requirements on travel from transit countries may affect your travel. For more information see FCDO Travel Advice on the countries through which you may travel or transit.

There is no longer a requirement to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test and the Belize Travel Insurance is no longer mandatory for foreign tourists.

You should avoid bringing in home COVID-19 tests; they will be confiscated if found.

Protocols and procedures are subject to change at short notice. Further information is available from the Belize Tourism BoardTravel Belize or Belize Port Authority.

Travelling with children

Single parents or adults travelling with children under the age of 18 are required to provide notarised documentary evidence of parental responsibility, or consent to travel from those with parental responsibility. Such documentation is often required before being allowed to enter Belize and, in some cases, before permitting children to leave the country.

Departure tax

When leaving by air, the departure tax is usually included in the airfare. When leaving by land, the departure tax is BZD$40 or US$20, which must be paid in cash.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Belize are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Belize are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Belize are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Belize

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

If you are visiting Belize, your passport should be valid for six months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident in Belize, your passport must be valid for six months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Tourism Health Information – Belize

If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist are available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Medical treatment

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 911 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

Medical facilities in Belize are limited and availability of prescription medicine inconsistent. For a full list of health care providers and services, visit Belize: medical facilities. Serious medical cases are normally evacuated to the United States (at the patient’s expense) – this could take longer than usual with COVID-19 protocols in place. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.


Weather & When To Go – Belize


Belize’s ‘summer’ is known as the dry season which runs from December through to April, and the rainy season runs from June through October. Whereas May and November are ‘shoulder’ periods as one season evolves into the other from dry to rainy or rainy to dry.

Weather is warm all year round with average temps 24 degrees C from November to January, and gradually warming up to 27 degree C average May to September when it is at its hottest. Coldest night time temp is around 10 degrees C and hottest it will likely get at height of day is 32 degrees C

Rainy season sees tropical rain where you get downpours for an hour or so most days, then it clears up refreshed. Often the rain can come at same time each day which could be at night time or evening – so Belize still sees plenty of visitors in the UK and European and USA summer holiday period of July and August. However it should be noted that the region can see hurricanes in October.

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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