Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize

Event: Travel Advisory Level 4: Do not travel to Belize due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to Belize due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Belize due to current COVID-19 conditions.

Travelers to Belize may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay-at-home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Belize due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Belize.

Belize City – Violent Crime

U.S. citizens should avoid traveling to Belize City. Historically, much of the violent crime in Belize has occurred in the Southside of Belize City and has been related to gang activity. This area (south of Haulover Creek Canal and continuing south to Fabers Road) does not overlap the established tourism areas.

All visitors should maintain an elevated level of vigilance and reduce their exposure to crime-related risks by practicing good safety and security practices.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Belize:

Actions to Take:


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