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Risk / Health Info for Belize

If you are travelling to Belize, vaccines are recommended. Medical facilities are limited in Belize and patients in a serious condition need to be airlifted to the US.

Chikungunya virus in Belize
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported in Belize. It is spread by day-biting mosquitoes and you can guard against infection by covering up and using mosquito repellents. Infection results in joint pains, fever, rash and headache. It clears up after a few days, but some patients are left with swollen and painful joints for weeks or even years afterwards.
Dengue fever in Belize
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in Belize. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.
Malaria in Belize
Malaria prophylaxis will be required for some parts of Belize at certain times of year. There is no malaria vaccine, but there are anti-malaria drugs that should be taken before, during and after travelling to certain at-risk countries. Speak with your healthcare provider six weeks before your trip, as not all prophylaxis regimes are appropriate for all regions and all individuals.
Zika in Belize
Global Affairs Canada has issued a warning about the risk of contracting Zika in Belize. Zika is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and infection during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should take advice before travelling to Belize. Zika symptoms include rash, itch, mild fever, headache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Mosquito nets and air conditioning should be used when sleeping.

Covid-19 Testing for Belize

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Recommended Vaccines for Belize

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (adult)3 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (paediatric)2 Doses
Hepatitis A and typhoid (combined)1 Dose
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Hepatitis B3 Doses
Hepatitis B (paediatric)3 Doses
Malaria prophylaxis
Typhoid1 Dose
Typhoid (oral)1 Dose
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for Belize. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

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About Belize

Belize has one of the lowest population densities in Central America. It has diverse set of ecosystems which makes it popular with bird watchers and jungle hikers. The Belize Barrier Reef provides much interest in diving and plenty of excellent fishing.

top Tips for travelling to Belize

Many Mayan ruins in Belize can be explored in a very immediate way that is not permitted in other countries. Sites include Altun Ha, which is easily accessed from Belize City and Lamanai, where you can see what is believed to be a ball court.