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  4. Terrorism
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Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

13,444 British nationals visited Belize in 2017. Most visits are trouble free.

There has been an increase in violent incidents against tourists and expatriate residents. You should take precautions against crime throughout Belize, in particular the Southside area of Belize City, due to dangerous gang violence and gun crime. See Crime

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 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.

UK health authorities have classified Belize as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

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.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Belize
Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD)
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Dialling Code: 501
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 250,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 100%
Spanish 28%


Capital City(s):
Belmopan
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Population: 16,400
Latitude: 17.2627777778 Longitude: -88.7875



Largest City: Belize City
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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