Travel To Belize

Travel to Belize is easy. The country is serviced by several major international airlines, and is only two hours away from major US gateways. Belize’s most outstanding feature is the warmth and friendliness of our people whom you will encounter as you enter into Belize and everywhere you go.  BETEX is ready to assist with providing the required information that will ensure that travel arrangements are convenient for all international participants.

Entry Requirements

BETEX  will make all attempts to help facilitate the process for our buyers or international press to obtain required custom permits, provided that all required information is received no later than one month prior to arrival.  Buyers requesting assistance should send the request in writing no later than one month before arrival, including the name of the registered participant, person responsible, description, amount, weight, number of parcels and equipment that they wish to bring into the country for business purposes.

Each participant is responsible for his or her own documentation to enter Belize. However BETEX, upon request, will make every effort to assist in the process of obtaining visas in accordance with information and requirements by the Department of Immigration.  BETEX will assist in communicating with the appropriate authorities on any matter affecting the participants and their safe and easy transit.

A valid passport is required to enter Belize. Visas are not required from nationals of various countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and member nations of the European Community, and nationals of CARICOM countries. For more information on entry requirements, please contact your airline, nearest embassy or visit http://www.belize-immigration.org/immigration/visa/.  An airport departure tax is applicable.

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Airline Information

The number of international airlines traveling to Belize has increased over the last few years which has made traveling to Belize even more accommodating.  A confirmation of registration for BETEX is required to qualify for possible discounted airfare which will be announced in the near future.  International airfare is not included in the registration fee.

American, US Airways

From Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

From Dallas, TX (DFW)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

From Miami, FL (MIA)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

From Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Flight Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes

For more information, visit www.aa.com or www.usairways.com

Copa Airlines

From Panama, PA (PTY)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes

For more information, visit www.copaair.com

Avianca Taca

From: San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
Flight Time: 1 hour

For more information, visit nuevaexperiencia.avianca.com

Tropic Air

From: Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
Flight Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

From Flores, Guatemala (FRS)
Flight Time: 45 minutes

From Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
Flight Time: 55 minutes

From San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
Flight Time: 1 hour

From Merida, Mexico (MID)
Flight Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

For more information, visit www.tropicair.com

United Airlines

From Chicago, IL (ORD)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

From Houston, TX (IAH)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes

From Newark, NJ (EWR)
Flight Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

For more information, visit www.united.com

Delta Air Lines

From Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Flight Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes

From Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

For more information, visit www.delta.com

Southwest Airlines

From: Houston, TX (HOU)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes

For more information, visit www.southwest.com

To view a list of the airport hubs and average rate per flight to Belize, click here.

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Local Transportation

BETEX will arrange transfers between the international airport and host hotels on official arrival and departure days, according to the published itineraries. All registered participants will receive an airport transfer form to fill in their respective flight arrival and departure information for BETEX to ensure airport transfers. BETEX is not responsible for any transportation contracted personally unless previous authorization is obtained from BETEX.

Hotel Information

BETEX is pleased to partner with various hotels throughout Belize to provide hotel accommodations. All hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy, unless otherwise specified. Check your specific itinerary for more details on hotel information.  Accommodations specified on the itineraries will be covered by the registration fee.

Other Considerations

BETEX upon request will provide assistance such as medical, technical, legal or any other type of assistance at a cost to the participant as stipulated by the service provider.  BETEX does not have the obligation to

offer the participants medical attention during the event but will coordinate the necessary trained personnel if this becomes necessary.

BETEX reserves the right to expel or direct to the proper authorities any person who through his own action attempts to do anything contrary to the law, customs or morality or in any way causes a threat to the security of other participants or staff.  BETEX will not be held liable, civilly or criminally, for any act or delinquent behavior by the participant during the event.

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