Relevant information about the country of Belize
Total Land Area:
22,923 km. sq. or 8,867 sq. miles
Form of Government:
Democratic – Bicameral Legislature
Head of State:
Queen Elizabeth II
Sir Colville N. Young, Sr.
Head of Government:
Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Oliver Barrow
United Democratic Party (UDP) (2007-2017)
The Belize dollar (BZD) fixed rate of exchange is BZ. $2.00 to US$1.00.
- Country Code (501)
- Belize City (22)or (20)
- Belmopan (82)
- Benque Viejo (823)
- Caye Caulker (226)
- Cayo (92)
- Dangriga (52)
- Ladyville (225)
- Orange Walk (32)
- Placencia (521)
- Punta Gorda (72)
- San Pedro (220)
- **Plus 5-digit local number.
Major Sea Ports:
Belize City, Big Creek and Dangriga
A valid passport is required of all visitors. Citizens of the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, the European Union and the USA are not required to have a visa, provided they have a return round trip ticket.
$35.00BZD for Belizeans and $39.25USD for non-nationals.
Government working hours:
8:00AM – 12:00 Noon, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Mondays to Thursdays)
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 PM on (Fridays)
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, (Mondays. – Thursdays).
8:00 AM– 4:30 PM, on (Fridays)
Normal working hours:
8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Citrus, bananas, sugar, marine products, rice, red kidney beans, beef, pork, poultry, honey, garments, aerated beverages, alcoholic beverages, wheat flour and cigarettes
Citrus, Petroleum, bananas, sugar, marine products, garments, and timber
Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food & beverages, construction materials and fuel & lubricants
Major Trading Partners:
The United States of America, European Union, CARICOM, Mexico and Canada