Belize Travel Requirements

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Travel Updates

July 12th / Via Belize Tourism Board

Belize Tourism Board Removes All Covid Requirements

June 10th / Via CDC

US Ends Covid-19 Test Requirement for International Travel

June 6th / Via Water Jets International

Chetumal to Belize Ferry Resumes July 6, 2022

Tourist Entry Requirements

Valid Passport

Should be valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of entry.

No Covid Restrictions

No covid test required NOR covid vaccination proof.

No Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is now optional and NOT mandatory.

Entry Fee


No Entry Fee

Most tourist passports get a 30-day visa-free stay.

Extension Fee


30 Day Extension

Thirty day extensions can be purchased for up to 6 months in total. Before covid, extensions were priced at only $25.00 USD.

Departure Tax


Less than 24 hours in Belize


More than 24 hours in Belize

Exit fees are required to be paid if crossing by land. If exiting by air, it's likely included in your ticket.

Frequent Questions


Are gold standard hotels mandatory?

As of Feb 7, 2022, foreign tourists are no longer required to have a minimum stay of in Belize which was previously three nights.

Can tourists use public transportation?

Despite travel advisories online, yes tourists are allowed to use public transportation.

Are tourist attractions open?

All tourist attractions in Belize have re-opened, which includes national parks and tours.

Land & Sea Ports

Are the borders open to Guatemala and Mexico?

Yes, both borders are now open to both foreign and locals starting on Feb 7, 2022.

Is the Chetumal to San Pedro Ferry Operational?

This service is fully operational as of July 6, 2022.

Covid Testing

Do I need a covid test to fly back home?

As of June 12, 2022, the U.S. has lifted covid 19 test requirements for international travel .

Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

As of July 12, 2022, travel insurance is now completely optional.