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Travel advise: payments in Belize
Jet off well-informed to Belize. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Belize.
In the tourist areas of Belize, card payments with international credit and debit cards are widely accepted, for example in the international hotels, restaurants, bars and supermarkets in Belize City and Belmopan.
Most card terminals in Belize are now chip and pin, meaning that UK cards will work fine. Some vendors however may still have the older card terminals that work with swipe and signature card payments. UK cards don't support swipe and sign payments unless this feature has been enabled beforehand.
Smaller vendors and shops in more remote areas in Belize may not have a card terminal.
If you are going to pay by card in Belize: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Belize Dollars: Your bank's BZD to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Central America or the Caribbean it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
If you're planning to visit Belize, it's a good idea to get your hands on some Belize Dollars cash. Card paymens aren't available everywhere and where they are, British cards may not work with swipe and sign terminals.
Cash is a reliable payment method in Belize and it's a great fallback option if card payments fail. You'll also be able to avoid costly currency conversion card fees.
Vendors that accept only cash payments in Belize include taxi drivers, street and beach vendors, souvenir vendors, salesmen on local markets and most bars and small restaurants in Caye Caulker.
The overall cost of living in Belize is 24% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe you'll be paying around $8 BZD. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the price will be around $45 BZD.
Tipping in Belize is similar to the default tipping rule of adding around 10% to 15% to the bill if you are happy about the service. You can tip in Belize Dollars or US dollars.
Banknotes in Belize
The Belizean banknotes have the portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II on the front side.
The denominations in circulation in Belize are $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 BZD.
Coins in Belize
Belizean coins range from 1 cent to $1 dollar. Just like the banknotes, the Belizean coins feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Belize's currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions in Belize but travelers need to declare cash with a value of $20,000 BZD or higher upon arrival and departure into/from Belize.
Ordering Belize Dollars online
Order Belize Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Belize Dollars online.
Selling back Belize Dollars
If you have Belize Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Belize Dollars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'BZN Belize Dollar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Belize Dollars.