Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include some food, pre-Columbian articles, marine products, unprocessed coral and turtle shells.
Traffic drives on the right and visitors can hire cars with a foreign driving licence for the first three months of stay. All-weather highways link the main towns. Scheduled flights operate from Belize City to the main towns and islands. Boat services connect Belize City to the main islands.
Regular bus services link most towns and villages.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, rabies and typhoid.
There were 294,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.