British High Commission

The British High Commission strongly encourages all non-resident British nationals in Belize to consider leaving as soon as possible

By British High Commission Belize 3/19/2020

Message to non-resident British nationals in Belize.

The British High Commission strongly encourages all non-resident British nationals in Belize to consider leaving as soon as possible due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is in order to try and reduce the significant difficulties you are likely to face with flights getting out of the country and the region.

Failure to act now may mean you are unable to get home for the foreseeable future.

To leave Belize please contact your airline or travel company and your insurance provider as soon as possible to make arrangements. Things are moving fast, don’t delay action.

Border restrictions are subject to change very quickly. Currently Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) and the Northern land border (Santa Elena Border) between Corozal and Chetumal, Mexico are open. Belize has closed the Western, Southern and any other small border entry points.

At present we understand, but all are subject to change at any time:

  • The Mexican border is open and can be accessed from Belize either flying from Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) or through the Santa Elena Border (the Northern) land border in Corozal/Chetumal, there are then options to fly from Mexico to the UK.

  • USA are currently accepting British nationals to transit through their airport who have not been in the United Kingdom, or Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Sweden, Switzerland) or China and Iran within the last 14 days. Please note this information is based on USA publications and remains subject to change. Travellers may wish to check that their ESTA remains valid.

  • Canada are accepting Foreign nationals who are transiting (not entering Canada). Please note this information is based on Canada publications and remains subject to change.
The global and local situation is evolving rapidly. While in Belize you must follow the advice of local authorities. You must be ready to comply with local isolation, testing or quarantine requirements, and will need to rely on the local health system.
Associated costs will fall to you.

For latest developments please visit the FCO Travel Advice pages

British nationals should follow the British High Commission on facebook and can contact the British High Commission if needed either through or telephone *501 822 2146 and press 2.

This is the best information we can provide at 19 March 2020 09:00 but as we have said above things are constantly changing.

In this episode, ATM specialist Mr. Elias Cambranes from Katun Ahau Tours takes us on an amazing mind-blowing virtual tour of the ATM Cave in Western Belize. The ATM Cave is one of ... morethe experiences in Belize that you must have on your bucket list. The ATM cave is one of Belize's most stunning attractions and a visit will most certainly change your life. Until you visit in person, join us on this virtual tour with Elias and mark your calendars for your next trip to Belize and the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave.
Guest Name:
Elias Cambranes
Take a journey through Belize with Chef Sean Kuylen and learn about the different cultural dishes that make up Belizean Cuisine. Chef Kuylen is Belize's equivalent of Anthony Bourdain ... moreand he is on a mission to define and showcase authentic Belizean Cuisine. Chef Kuylen is a household name throughout the country and represents Belize by showcasing inspired Belizean Cuisine locally and throughout the world. He was trained in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies in San Francisco, California. His No Barcode philosophy advocates for the appreciation of the local ingredients, cooking techniques, and the cultures of Belize. Follow Chef Kuylen on Instagram and Facebook for a glimpse into his daily journey featuring authentic culture and food throughout Belize.
Guest Name:
Sean Kuylen

British High Commission Belize