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Entry Requirements



VISA INFORMATION | DEPARTURE FEES

With the exception of cruise ship passengers, all visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering the country. Please note that driver's licenses and birth certificates are not approved travel documents and cannot be used to enter the country. Passports must be valid up until time of departure.

Any traveler whose passport is full or damaged (readable) must obtain a Visitor's Permit at the cost of US$100.00.

In cases where a visitor remains in the country for over 30 days, an extension of entry must be requested. Such extensions cost US$50.00 per month.


VISA INFORMATION

Who does NOT need a visa to enter Belize?

Nationals of the following countries do not require visas:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • CARICOM member states
  • The following European Community member nations do not require visas:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

  • NOTE: Countries that have been recently added to the European community are still under consideration for visa waivers and must obtain a visa to enter the country.

    Who needs a visa to enter Belize?

    Entry visas should be obtained outside of Belize. For the nearest place to obtain a visa please visit: Belize Consuls and Embassies.

    In cases where a visa has not been secured, one will be issued upon arrival at entry points. This will be facilitated only where prior approval has been granted by Immigration.

    Nationals of the following countries must secure a visa to enter Belize.
    Entry visas for these nationals are issued at a cost of US$100.00:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Japan
  • Korea (North and South)
  • Libya
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zaire

  • In order to enter Belize, nationals of the following countries must secure a visa at a cost of US$100.00 and must obtain clearance from the Director of Immigration:

  • Bolivia
  • Columbia
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emigrates

  • Nationals of the following countries must secure a visa and must obtain clearance from the Director of Immigraion in order to enter the country.
    Entry visas for these nationals are issued at a cost of US$2,000.00:

  • People's Republic of China
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar (Burma)



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