Travel Vaccinations for Belize

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Belize

Recommended Vaccinations for Belize at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Scuba divers, water sports enthusiasts, and sun worshippers all seem to agree that Belize has the best. Indulge yourself at Placencia, at the southern tip of a long sandy peninsula, where the sea is crystal and the pace laid-back.

In southern Belize, tour Mayan ruins, relax on pristine beaches, or discover your own island paradise. Learn about Belize’s culture and history in the Toledo district, near the Guatemalan border, where modern-day Mayans keep their culture intact, alongside the past.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Belize

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Belize

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a Low Risk of Malaria in a throughout Belize.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Belize

Belize is tropical, and it is important to protect your skin from the intense rays of the sun. Humidity is almost always a factor. Use lots of sunblock with an SPF of at least 20, and seek shady areas where possible. Remember that the sun can burn you even when you are in the sea. Make a habit of carrying bottled water with you wherever you go.

It is never safe to drink the water in Belize, and to stay healthy, it is important that you drink only bottled water, which is cheap and widely available. Also use bottled water for brushing your teeth, no matter which area you visit. Avoid using ice cubes.

The cuisine of Belize is a true melting pot of Caribbean, Spanish, Mexican and Mayan food, plus a little Kriol (Creole) thrown in for good measure. Naturally, seafood dominates, with fish, shrimp, conch and lobster dishes that are only limited to the chef’s imagination. Rice and beans usually show up as accompaniments with just about any main dish. If there were a National dish in Belize, it would be stew chicken, or stew beef, slow cooked with a generous mix of spices, in the Kriol style, or a Kriol style gumbo called Chimole. Belizean cuisine mostly bypasses vegetables, but tropical fruits, mangos, carambola, papaya and many others are plentiful. Belizean beer, called Belikin, is quite good, and for something special, treat yourself to a taste of good Caribbean rum.

If you need health care in Belize, it is always best to seek out a private clinic or doctor. In general the standard of care is quite good, however, do arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.

Protect yourself, and your family, with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities.

In Belize, people are warm and friendly, however, take normal precautions when on tour or walking about Belize city. There is some incidence of petty theft in some tourist areas. Be cautious, and leave your valuables at home before your trip. Keep your cash and travellers’ cheques secure.