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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens
  • Flooding across portions of Belize - November 05, 2013 (27.18KB)

    The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan informs U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize to the potential dangers posed by recent flooding across portions of Belize. 

  • Security Message - Labor Organization Demonstration and March around Ring Road - January 29, 2013 (PDF 43.59 KB)

    The U.S. Embassy Belmopan advises U.S. citizens that Belize police officials have confirmed a Belizean labor organization will stage a demonstration in Belmopan on January 29th in favor of a salary increase. The demonstration is scheduled to take place on January 29th from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The demonstrators plan to meet at the Belmopan Civic Center at 9:00am and march around the “Ring Road” in Belmopan, concluding with a rally at the Civic Center. Police expect around 3000 participants. 

  • Security Message - (UPDATE) University of Belize Student Government Association Demonstration TODAY - January 28, 2013 (PDF 57.86 KB)

    Belize police have confirmed that the University of Belize (UB) Student Government led a demonstration starting at 09:00am on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Belmopan to protest a decrease in subsidies for new students; approximately 100 demonstrators met at the UB campus and marched to the National Assembly Center without incident. The demonstration may still be going on at this time. 

  • Security Message - Gang-related homicides January 08, 2013 (PDF 27.63 KB)

    This Security Message informs U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize of several gang-related homicides that occurred in Belize City on January 7, 2013. While there is no indication that U.S. citizens are targeted or otherwise under direct threat, there is a possibility that retaliatory violence could take place. As a precaution, the Embassy's Regional Security Officer has advised U.S. Government personnel to avoid travel to Belize City for the time being.  

  • Security message of January 08, 2013, rescinded (PDF 26.73KB)

    This Security Message rescinds the security message of Tuesday, January 8, 2013, regarding travel to Belize City. Police and defense forces continue to maintain an increased presence in parts of the city. While there remains no specific threat against U.S. citizens, travelers and residents should be aware of the information on Belize found at http://travel.state.gov . No areas are closed to travel, but visitors should exercise caution, particularly in southern Belize City and remote areas along Belize’s borders. 

  • Security Message Belmopan October 05, 2012 (PDF 31.69KB)

    This Security Message is to inform U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize of ongoing threats of crime and an increase in sexual assaults in Belize. The crime threat in Belize is high. Random and organized crime is endemic throughout the country. U.S. citizens have not been singled out by reason of their nationality, but are subject to the same threat as all other persons in Belize. As always, we remind you to take normal precautions to ensure your personal security.  

  • Hurricane Warning for Belize: Tropical Storm Ernesto (PDF 87 KB)

    August 7, 2012 This Message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize that Tropical Storm Ernesto has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane, and to alert U.S. citizens to the potential dangers posed by the storm. 

  • This Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize to the potential dangers posed by Tropical Storm Ernesto.

     

  • Western Highway Safety Message - May 18, 2012 (PDF 58.57 KB)

    The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens in Belize to drive cautiously and at a safe speed when traveling on the Western highway and other highways in Belize. On May 16, 2012, a fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on mile marker 44 of the Western Highway, killing four people and leaving a fifth in critical condition. Initial police investigations list the slippery road conditions as one of several contributing factors in the crash. A similar accident occurred on May, 15, 2012, without fatalities. 

  • Extreme Caution Urged for Large Public Gatherings - April 27, 2012 (PDF 87.9KB)

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Belize that the U.S. Embassy urges the exercise of extreme caution when attending any public events or gatherings with large crowds as a result of the recent high-profile gang-related murders in Belize. Security information also indicates that there could be gang violence at the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) which takes place in Belmopan from April 27-29, 2012. U.S. citizens could expect to see enhanced security measures implemented at the NATS and along the highways leading into Belmopan.  

  • Sanction removed – ‘The Junction by Puccini’s Nightclub’ in Belmopan (PDF 87.9 KB)

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Belize that the U.S. Embassy urges the exercise of extreme caution when attending any public events or gatherings with large crowds as a result of the recent high-profile gang-related murders in Belize. Security information also indicates that there could be gang violence at the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) which takes place in Belmopan from April 27-29, 2012. U.S. citizens could expect to see enhanced security measures 

  • Homicide at “The Junction by Puccini’s Nightclub” in Belmopan (PDF 43.43 KB)

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Belize that police are currently investigating a homicide that took place at approximately 0200 on February 24, 2012 near “The Junction by Puccini’s Nightclub" in Belmopan. This establishment is located at the roundabout for Belmopan at the Hummingbird Highway. Belmopan Police are actively looking for the suspect. The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan has made “The Junction by Puccini’s Nightclub” is off limits to U.S. government personnel.  

  • Worldwide Caution - January 24, 2012

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated July 26, 2011, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.  

  • Hurricane Rina Update 3 (PDF 19.2 KB)

    This Message is being issued as a third alert to U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize to the potential dangers posed by Hurricane Rina. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Belize.  

  • Hurricane Rina Emergency Message #2 (PDF 63.45 KB)

    Second Message to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize to potential dangers regarding Hurricane Rina 

  • Hurricane Rina (PDF 16.82 KB)
    Hurricane Rina (PDF 16.82 KB)

    This Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Belize to the potential dangers posed by Hurricane Rina. 

  • Worldwide Travel Alert - October 12, 2011 (PDF 72.94 KB)

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the potential for anti-U.S. actions following the disruption of a plot, linked to Iran, to commit a significant terrorist act in the United States. This Travel Alert expires on January 11, 2012.  

  • Worldwide Travel Alert - October 03, 2011 (PDF 44.1 KB)

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for retaliation against U.S. citizens and interests following the deaths of key figures in the terrorist group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on September 30. This Travel Alert expires on November 30, 2011. 

  • Political Protest at National Assembly - October 21, 2011 (PDF 16.41 KB)

    U.S. Embassy Belmopan advises U.S. citizens to avoid the areas surrounding the National Assembly Building, Market Square and Government of Belize offices in Belmopan on Friday, October 21 from 0800-1700. 

  • Criminal Activity in San Ignacio, Cayo - July 29, 2011 (PDF 26 KB)

    U.S. Embassy Belmopan notes an increase in armed assaults and robberies in July on individuals in the vicinity of San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. There is no current information available to suggest that the alleged perpetrators were attempting to target tourists or individuals of any specific nationality. 

  • July 26, 2011: Worldwide Caution (PDF 30 KB)

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. 

  • July 7, 2011: Update on Security in the Peten Region of Northern Guatemala (PDF 35 KB)

    The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends against travel to the Peten region of northern Guatemala, including tourist destination Tikal, by U.S. citizens traveling and residing in Belize. The region has experienced an increased level of violence in areas of the Peten, characterized by murders on a ranch in the municipality of La Libertad and shootings and bombings in Flores and Santa Elena. 

  • February 2, 2011: Worldwide Travel Alert (PDF 27 KB)

    The U.S. Department of State alert U.S. Citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American following recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan. 

  • December 2, 2010: Criminal Activity in Belize City (PDF 32 KB)

    Two men were murdered during an armed robbery attempt at a Texaco Gas Station near Belize City. Travelers and residents are reminded to exercise caution when in unfamiliar areas, and are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings.