Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize


Location:  Belize

Event:  Flooding and road closure due to excessive rain 

***See the attached Flood Advisory from the Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for contact information. ***

FLOOD WARNING:  The public is advised not to travel on many secondary roads in the rural areas, and in particular on two of our major highways, due to the road approach near Mile 38 1/2 on the George Price Highway between Belize City and Belmopan, and on the Hummingbird Highway between Dangriga and Belmopan due road washout in St. Margaret’s Village.

If you do not absolutely need to travel, STAY HOME as only emergency (life-saving) travel is recommended. Parents are advised to monitor their children and do not let them play or walk in floodwaters.  All are advised not to cross flooded rivers and creeks.   SIX INCHES OF FLOOD WATERS CAN SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR  FEET.    If where you are is not safe, move to higher ground and move away from streams and riverside.

Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution when driving the highways and secondary roads.   DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATER, IT CAN BE VERY  DANGEROUS.

We remind all American citizens in Belize that the current State of Emergency is still in effect until June 30, 2020. Please continue to monitor the U.S. Embassy website:  and Facebook page, the Government of Belize Press Office:  as well as local radio and television stations for updates on Covid-19 and the continuing weather situation.  Do not listen to rumors on social media or elsewhere.

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