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Belize Costs And Adventure Tourism

If you're coming into Belize from another Central American nation, you'll notice the sharp increase in prices. Belize has higher taxes than its neighbours, high development costs, and a tourism industry catered mostly to

Crime In Belize

Like its Central American neighbours, Belize endures that same anywhere-but-the-capital-city repute. Some of it is overblown, some of it is spot-on. But there's no denying that Belize City is where most of the ugliness h

Getting Around In Belize

Roads in Belize are not too bad and constantly getting better. Major arteries, like the Northern, Southern and Hummingbird Highways rival the best ones in Latin America and many in the developed world.But once you get on

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Recommended vaccinations for Belize

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. Chloroquine

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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