Belize


Belize, [1] formerly the colony of British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east), and the only one in the region with English as its official language. The country is located between Guatemala to the west and south and Mexico to the north

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Capital Belmopan
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency Belizean dollar (BZD)
Area 22,966 km2
Population 287,730 (July 2006 est.)
Language English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Black Carib), Creole
Religion Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7%, Anglican 5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Mennonite 4%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), none 9.4%, other 14%
Electricity 110/60Hz (North American plug)
Calling Code +501
Internet TLD .bz
Time Zone UTC-6


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Entry Procedure:

Documentation:

Passport.

Title and Registration.

Driver's License

Photocopies of everything.

 

Process:

You must obtain a temporary import permit at the border.  It is valid for 1 month.

Visitors leaving Belize by road must pay a US$18.75/BZ$37.50 land departure tax , payable in either currency.

 

Border Crossing Information:

NAME
GPS NOTE MAP IMAGE
Chetumal (Mexico/Belize)

Open 24 hours.


Melchor de Mencos(Guatemala/Belize) 17.05743 -89.15509

Open 24 hours



Exit Procedure:

 

For more discussions about overlanding in Belize, please visit the Central America section of the forum.

 

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