Belize destination information

All you need to know before visiting Belize

Belize summary

Belize is a small country with around 370K Belizean. Official language is English. Belize uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-06:00. Currency used in Belize is Belize Dollar (BZD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 60
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 122

ATMs in Belize are Common. Internet speed in Belize is on average 2.4 Mbps. In Belize you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Belize City
🗣️ English Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 370K ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~172 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 23k km2 (9k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Belize uses 110/220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 BZD = 0.49 USD

Belize uses the Belize dollar (symbol: $), code BZD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Belize. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Belize since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Belize uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belize upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Belize, dial +, then 501 (the country code for Belize), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Belize, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 501 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Belize is on average 2.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Belize is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 25.11 BZD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: DigiCell or Smart!.


Rules 🚗

In Belize you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40-64 km/h (24-39 mph) in all built-up areas and 88 km/h (54 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Belizean visa Online

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