Visa policy of Belize

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Visitors to Belize require a visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. All visitors are required to have sufficient funds, US$75 per day, and documents required for their next destination.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

  Countries with visa-free access to Belize
  Visa required for entry to Belize
  Visa and clearance required for entry to Belize

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports and refugee travel documents issued by the following 101 jurisdictions do not require a visa to visit Belize.[2][3][4]

1 - up to 30 days.
2 - up to 90 days.
3 - up to 180 days.
4 - including all classes of British nationality.

Holders of diplomatic or official passports of Cuba, Haiti and India do not require a visa.

Clearance required[edit]

In addition to a visa, citizens of the following countries require clearance:[6][2]

Repatriation fee[edit]

Citizens of the following countries must pay a repatriation fee of (unless otherwise noted) BZ$1,200 (equivalent of US$600) upon arrival:[3]

Visa alternatives[edit]

Permanent residents and holders of multiple entry visa of the United States and Canada may enter visa-free.[3][2] [1] Passengers with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State are visa exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days.[3][2]

2020 pandemic travel restrictions[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, entry was not allowed for persons who had previously visited China.[7]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Belize were from the following countries of nationality:[8]

Country 2013 2012
 United States 730,542 694,936
 Guatemala 160,479 162,954
 Canada 71,312 71,494
 Mexico 35,888 38,348
 United Kingdom 16,827 17,016
 Honduras 6,991 6,349
 El Salvador 6,918 6,237
 China 2,920 3,027
 Costa Rica 1,548 1,412
 Jamaica 1,241 1,325
Total 1,131,082 1,119,670

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visa Application Requirements". Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015. Please be advised that all visitors to Belize MUST be in a possession of a valid Passport, an onward/return ticket and sufficient funds (US $ 75.00 per day) to cover the cost of the length of stay.
  2. ^ a b c d "Exempted Countries".
  3. ^ a b c d "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Hulse Explains New Visa Rules". December 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "STATEMENT OF TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS - Registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat during the month of February 1990" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Belize Visa Requirements Web Version" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Belize). Ministry of Foreign Affairs. January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  7. ^ CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK - UPDATE 14.03.2020, International Air Transport Association
  8. ^ "Abstract of Statistics. page 248" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2016-12-04.