🚗 Do tourists need a license to drive a car in Belize?

  • No, tourists do not need a Belizean driver's license if they have a valid foreign driver's license.
  • Visitors are allowed to drive in Belize with their foreign driver's license for up to three months.
  • If you plan to stay in Belize for longer than three months and wish to continue driving, you will need to apply for a Belize driver's license.

🚓 Driver rules in Belize

  • Speed limitations: Maximum speed limit in the city is 40km/h and outside the city is 80km/h
  • Mobile Phones use: It is illegal to use mobile phones while driving
  • Drunk driving: It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The legal limit is blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%
  • Insurance: It is mandatory to have third-party liability insurance to drive a vehicle in Belize
  • Age limitations: Minimum age for driving is 18 years old