Belize Country Information
Belize is a country in Central America between Guatemala and Mexico, with a total area of 22,966 square kilometres. surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It has famous reefs and beach resorts in the beautiful Maya Mountains. Belize has a colourful mixed population of English, Spanish, Maya, East Indians, Chinese and North Americans. Belize has tremendous biological and cultural diversity, expats will experience plenty of tropical breezes.
The climate in Belize is generally very hot and humid. The rainy season starts from May to November, while dry season begins in February. Belize has frequent hurricanes between June and November. Coastal flooding may happen occasionally.
Healthcare in Belize is provided through both public and private healthcare systems. Public healthcare systems are offering quality healthcare at no direct cost to the individual. However, most expats may choose private healthcare facilities. There are three main private hospitals and over 50 clinics throughout Belize.
The most common health concerns in Belize include Malaria (a life-threatening disease caused by the bites of infected mosquitoes), Dengue fever(a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus), HIV/AIDS, etc. Due to the region’s infrastructure and standard of sanitation, international citizens ini Belize may want to get vaccinations and global medical cover before arrival. The WHO’s Belize page has some great health information for this beautiful country.
Insurance Plans for Expats Living in Belize
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Belize, especially through our comprehensive expat health plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Belize and elsewhere in South America.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Belize:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans