Foreign travel advice
UK health authorities have classified Belize as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
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. Tropical Storm Franklin is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the area of Belize north of Belize City up to the border with Mexico including Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker. See Hurricanes
The rainy season in Belize normally runs from June to November, though it can occasionally continue into December. The risk of large scale flooding is very low, though small pockets of localised flooding may be possible after major storms throughout the year.
12,650 British nationals visited Belize in 2015. 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.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Belize, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.