Belize Gold Standard and Safety Travel Program
Please visit our covid page to learn if Belize is safe to visit during the pandemic. The page covers Entry requirements, Restrictions, Mask and Curfew information.
It also explains the safety protocols in place at tourism establishment as well as sites and attraction.
the most important information to know its the “Covid test concierge”. The service allows you to stay where you are and a team of professional come to you to test for covid before your departure flight.
As to how safe is the rest of the country. No Central American or Caribbean country can ever guarantee you that nothing will go wrong, Belize is generally considered a very safe country for visitors, with Belize City giving the country a rough reputation, just like Chicago does for Illinois. Comparing Belize to Costa Rica in terms of safety. San Jose isn’t a desirable city for tourists, and downtown has much higher crime rates than anywhere else in the country.
Ambergris Caye is the most visited destination in Belize and has a very low crime rate.
Belize is very rural in aspect, and even the largest municipality (Belize City) has only 70,000 inhabitants.
San Ignacio and Santa Elena make up the second-largest municipalities and travellers always mention when leaving how comfortable and safe they felt while being there.
Travel safety tips
Belize GOV Tourism Police Department
Belize has a section of its Police department that specializes in tourism. You can Identify these officers from their uniform with the Tourism Police mark on it. They a special task to keep a watch full eye on tourism-related issues, like a local drug peddler trying to approach a traveller, ( yes drugs are still illegal here ) I always say, “it’s a safe as you behave”, people that think that USA illegal stuff is not illegal here might be in for a surprise …and when your gut tells you something is wrong to listen to it…
Belize Travel Advisory
The advisory given by the U.S. State Department is to, exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime. Local crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – happens anywhere in the world but tourists on vacation are normally not part of this. No one is out to kidnap you or steal your passport. Due to high crime travellers are advised to exercise caution while travelling to the south side of Belize City, but anywhere in Belize City at night, I wouldn’t suggest going walkabout, take taxis if you need to. Good common sense and simply seeking the stores, bars, and other public areas popular amongst your fellow travellers can keep you comfortably safe.