Belize: General Health Risks


Malaria is transmitted by the night-time - dusk to dawn - biting female Anopheles mosquito.

Low risk is present in rural areas of Belize, particularly in the southern districts of Stan Creek and Toledo. Persons travelling throughout the country, visiting resorts and the islands, should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures.

Note: Belize district (including Belize City) and the islands are risk free.

Risk is present in the country; areas of risk are specified:

High risk months for Malaria are: January to December

Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 0%

Areas with drug resistant Malaria:

Suppressive medication is not recommended.

Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.