Here you will find important tips and useful information for Belize.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Belize dollar BZD
Currency exchange rate
BZD 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ BZD 0.00 (07/2015)
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Cash payment in USD nearly everywhere possible.
Currency exchange or purchase on black market punishable by law.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and state-licenced exchange offices.
- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time
Spanish, Creole, Maya and Garifuna
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (at least USD 75.00 per day) for stays up to 6 months.
8.00 - 13.00 h (Mon - Thu)
8.00 - 16.30 h (Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Watch out for pickpockets in Belize City.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Belize City, C.A., 83 North Front Street
Tel.: +501 223 5505
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