Passenger Info

IMMIGRATION

All passengers arriving and departing Belize through PGIA must be properly documented.  Immigration officials will require:

  • Completed Embarkation Form on arrival
  • Completed Disembarkation Form on departure
  • Valid Passport
  • Return ticket to country of origin (non-residents)
  • Valid visa for countries from which visa is required
  • Present at least US$60.00 per day for duration of stay
  • Satisfy Immigration Officers of specific address or hotel reservation

CARICOM citizens who are Secretariat Members can travel on special travel documents.

A line is provided for other citizens of CARICOM and for wheel-chair passengers.

For further information on immigration procedures, call Belize Immigration at:

  • Headquarters  +(501) 822 – 3860
  • Belize City  +(501) 222 – 4620
  • International Airport +(501) 205 – 2214

 

CUSTOMS

The Belize Customs Department conducts inspection of incoming passengers’ luggage and collects the requisite taxes and/or import duties where applicable.

There are two categories of passengers:  passengers with items to declare and passengers carrying items which are duty free, thus nothing to declare.

Important:

  • Items for declaration should have an invoice and should be listed on the Customs Declaration Form
  • One Form may be filled out for family members traveling together and where children are under 18 years of age
  • Passengers over 18 years need to complete their own Declaration Form
  • Passengers are required to possess a valid passport along with Customs Declaration Form and relevant receipts where applicable
  • Items attracting tax or duty may be paid for in cash, VISA and MASTER cards or certified cheques

For further information on customs procedures, call Belize Customs at +(501) 205 – 2059

BAHA

Belize Agriculture and Health Authority (BAHA) has a presence at the PGIA and can be reached at

  • Headquarters +(501) 203 – 2842
  • PGIA +(501) 225 – 2045 Ext 122
  • Email at baha@btl.net

EXCHANGE RATE

The value of the Belize dollar is fixed at an exchange rate of $1 US for $2 Belize dollars.

PORTER SERVICE

Porter service is available in the Arrival Hall and in Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport.  Porters are easily recognized in their blue and white uniforms and are available to assist passengers with their luggage.  Porters are an independent association and are not employed by the PGIA.  Porters are generally compensated for their services based on posted fees in the Arrival Hall and Terminals.

TRANSPORTATION AT PGIA

Connections to hotels, downtown Belize City and other centers are mostly done through the Ladyville Airport Taxi Union.  Taxicabs are located outside both Terminals 1 and 2.  Hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.  Arrangements for large groups can be made through a representative of the Taxi Association.  Contact information:  +(501) 225 – 2125 or +(501) 610 – 4450.