Belize Tourist Card

Visitors to Belize must have a passport that is valid for the length of your stay. While the passport validity must last until at least 6 months after your return journey. You also need to have a return ticket and enough money to last throughout your stay (BZD 120 per day (USD 60 per day)).

The simplest method for spending time in Belize is the Belize Tourist Card. You simply get a stamp in your passport, that allows you to spend a month enjoying Belize. After (or within) that month, you can leave at any time. However, should you choose to extend your stay in Belize, you can ask an Belize immigration officer to extend your Belize Tourist Card for you. 
The first Belize Tourist Card installment is free and valid for thirty days. After 30 days, your Belize Tourist Card can be renewed with a Belize immigration officer, who will charge you BZD 50 (USD 25) per month for the first six months. After this, you will need to pay the immigration officer BZD 100 (USD 50) a month for the next months. 
A lot of nationalities can get their Tourist Card for Belize at immigration directly. Other nationals will need to apply for a Tourist Card in advance by applying for a visa.

Nationals of the following countries do not need to get a Visa for Belize and so can apply directly for a Tourist Card for Belize at immigration: 

  • Citizens of the Caribbean Community Member States (CARICOM)
  • Citizens of the Commonwealth Realms & Monarchies
  • Citizens of the Commonwealth Republics with the exception of Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mozambique and West African Countries
  • Citizens of the European Union Member States (EU)
  • Citizens of the United States of America and dependent territories
  • Citizens of Chile
  • Citizens of Costa Rica
  • Citizens of Guatemala
  • Citizens of Iceland
  • Citizens of Mexico
  • Citizens of Norway
  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Citizens of Switzerland
  • Citizens of Tunisia
  • Citizens of Uruguay
Note that you are not allowed to work when you enter Belize on the Tourist Card! 
When your stay in Belize exceeds six months, you should have an AIDS test which is performed in Belize, although this rule is not strictly enforced. 
For more information, please check out the Belize Tourism Board website.