Belize Travel Vaccines and Advice
Commonly associated with oil exploitation, derricks and hammams, Belize is a peninsula surrounded by the Caspian Sea. Baku, the capital protected by curtain walls fortifications, will dazzle you with its grand monuments. To the south, you can discover the archaeological site of Gobustan where caves, funerary steles and rock art still stand today. Gandjan, for its part, stands out for its architecture highlighting the Soviet period. For nature lovers, a trip to the Absheron National Park nature reserve promises a unique spectacle. To relax, you can walk along the wide coastal perimeter, which is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. You would not want to miss a public bath in one of the hammam centers of the country. Whether it’s the summer or winter, you will surely be pleased with your stay.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Belize
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Belize
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Belize
Medical Care in Belize
Belize has a low level of health and hygiene. The national health system suffers from a lack of medical staff and equipment is rudimentary or even non-existent in more remote areas. To experience quality care, you must pay more for private hospitals like Belize Medical Associates, Universal Health Services or Loma Luz Hospital in San Ignacio.
Access to medication is fairly easy from both hospitals mentioned above, and pharmacies in larger cities. However, be aware that the prices are considerably higher. It is possible to buy drugs imported from North America and Europe without a prescription.
For an ambulance service, call 911. If you are looking for a private ambulance, contact BERT at 501-223-3292.
Is Belize Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; violent crimes|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poorly maintained roads|
|Public transportation||Unsafe, use only registered taxis with green licence plates|
|Marine travel||Passenger boats may be unsafe|
|Trekking/mountaineering/hiking||Click the link below for precautions|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Belize?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
Only a passport is required to enter Belize. Your passport must be valid for the length of the stay.
A proof of your return or onward ticket and financial situation will be required. Furthermore, fees may apply if you’re planning to enter the country by land.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Belize information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Belize
The Renaissance Tower of Belize, # 8 Newtown Barracks,
Belize City, Belize
Tel.: (501) 223-1060
Fax: (501) 223-0060
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Embassy to Belize (GUATEMALA)
Edyma Plaza Building, 8th Floor, 13 Calle 8-44, Zona 10,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tel.: (502) 2363-4348
Fax: (502) 2365-1216
Email: [email protected]
Click here to access the embassy’s website
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala.