Belize vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Belize soon? Below you can read more about the climate, places of interest and possible health risks in Belize. In any case, prepare your trip well as certain vaccinations are recommended. In most cases these are not mandatory, unless you come from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which precise vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country on the Caribbean Sea.

Belize is located in Central America and is bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. The country has several tropical climates that are influenced by the sea and by mountain ranges. Unfortunately, hurricanes and tropical storms are also frequent in Belize. February, March and April are usually warm and dry and are considered the best time to travel. Hurricanes are most likely in August, September and October. Adventurous travellers can indulge themselves in Belize. Scuba diving in beautiful coral reefs, kayaking or hiking through the jungle or exploring the impressive Maya Temples: versatile Belize has it all. Both former capital Belize City and current capital Belmopan are charming cities in their own unique way. Regardless of your travel plans for Belize, always be aware of the risk of diseases and protect yourself against mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Belize. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for your trip to Belize and provide advice on what else you can do to reduce health risks during your stay in former British Honduras. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Belize vaccinations: the most common risks

In Belize, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Belize and read which specific vaccinations you require.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Belize: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Belize as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Belize? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Belize vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Belize? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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