Foreign travel advice

Belize

Summary

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 2 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

The hurricane season in Belize normally runs from June to November. During the hurricane season, you should monitor updates from local authorities and the media before travelling to or around Belize. See Hurricanes

The rainy season has continued into December. The risk of large scale flooding is very low, though small pockets of localised flooding may be possible after major storms.

11,357 British nationals visited Belize in 2014. Most visits are trouble free.

You should take precautions against street crime. There have been occasional violent incidents against tourists. The George Street and Kraal Road areas of Belize City are particularly dangerous due to gang violence and gun crime. See Crime.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.