EXTRACTED FROM THE BELIZE AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP)

GEN 1.2 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT

 

1. General

1.1 All flights into, from or over the territory of Belize and landing in such territory shall be carried out in accordance with the Belize Civil Aviation Regulations in force.            

1.2 Aircraft landing in or departing from the territory of Belize must first land at or finally depart from the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. ICAO Location Indicator MZBZ.

1.3 The intent to enter Belize must be a written request addressed to the Director of Civil Aviation detailing flight itinerary (ies), statement if aircraft desires to conduct internal flights and the area which flights are intended and purpose of the visit. Request or application can be sent via fax to (501) 225-2533 or to contact details appearing on the website: www.civilaviation.gov.bz

2. Scheduled flights

2.1 General

2.1.1 For international scheduled flights operated by foreign airlines, applications shall be made to the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) in writing using the following address:

  1. Air Transport Licensing Authority
  2. c/o Director of Civil Aviation
  3. Department of Civil Aviation
  4. P.O. Box 367
  5. Belize City, Belize

2.1.2 Applications should be accompanied by authenticated copies of Air Operators Certificates and Licenses or Permits to operate Public Transport Services issued by the Country of Registry and Copies of Insurance Certificates covering liability for carriage of passengers, luggage and freight and damage to Third Parties for the territory of Belize. These operators are required to appoint a Ground-Handling agent in Belize.

2.1.3 Applications for Charter Permits, should be sent to the Director of Civil Aviation at least 48 hours in advance, and must contain the following information:

  • Name and Address of Operator
  • Air carrier Operating Certificate (AOC)
  • Type of Aircraft
  • Nationality and Registration Marks
  • Name of Pilot-in-Command
  • Point of Origin and Destination
  • Number of Passengers and/or Weight and Type of Cargo
  • Name of Consignee (Cargo Flights)
  • Purpose of Visit
  • Proposed Dates and Times of Arrivals and Departures in Belize
  • Route
  • Name of Handling Agent (Compulsory)

Applications may be made by AFS to MZBZYAYX or by telefax on (501) 225-2533 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The pertinent form appears on the website in FORMS.

Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft

2.1.4 It is necessary that under mentioned aircraft documents be submitted by airline operators for clearance on entry or departure of their aircraft to and from Belize. All documents listed below must follow the ICAO standard format as set forth in the relevant appendices to ICAO Annex 9 (Facilitation) and are acceptable when furnished in English or Spanish and completed in legible writing.

 2.1.5 Aircraft documents required (arrival/departure) TOTAL OF NINE

Required by manifestGeneral DeclarationPassenger ManifestCargo
Customs 6 2 6
Immigration 2 1 1
Health 1   1
Quarantine     1
Department of  Civil Aviation   1 1

 

 The Department of Civil Aviation also requires:

  1. Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft
  2. Certificate of Registration of aircraft
  3. Pilot's License and Pilot's Medical Certificate
  4. Insurance documents of aircraft stating coverage for the territory of Belize
  5. Passport details of the crew and passengers (to include: name, nationality, date of birth, issue date and expiry date).

2.1.6 Carriage of weapons and ammunitions for war and dangerous goods.

No aircraft will be permitted to carry into or out of Belize dangerous goods except with permission, for which application must be made to the Director of Civil Aviation in writing. Such carriage must be in compliance with provisions contained in ICAO Document 9284 - Technical Instructions for the safe Transport of Goods by the Air, and other instructions or conditions contained in the permit.

 

3. Non-scheduled flights (CHARTER FLIGHTS)

3.1 Procedures

3.1.1  If an operator intends to carry out one or more non-scheduled flights(s), in transit across, or making non-traffic stops in, the territory of Belize, it is necessary for the operator to obtain prior permission.

3.1.2    If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-scheduled flight(s) into Belize for the purpose of taking on or discharging passengers, cargo or mail, it is necessary for the operator to apply to the Director -Department of Civil Aviation, P.O. Box 367, Belize City, Belize, for permission to carry out such operations not less than FORTY EIGHT hours in advance of the intended landing. The application must include the following information in the order shown hereunder:

  1. Name of operator and Air Carrier Operating Certificate (AOC);
  2. Type of aircraft
  3. Nationality and registration marks of the aircraft;
  4. Date and time of arrival at and departure from P.S.W. Goldson International Airport including origin;
  5. Place or places of embarkation or disembarkation abroad, as the case may be, of passengers and/or freight;
  6. Purpose of flight and number of passengers and/or nature and amount of freight; and
  7. Type of freight;
  8. **Passport details as per table below (CREW AND PASSENGER DETAILS);
  9. Name, address and business of charterer, if any.
  10. Name of handling agent (compulsory)
  11. Additional documents which include:
    • Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft
    • Certificate of Registration of aircraft
    • Pilot's License and Pilot's Medical Certificate
    • Insurance documents of aircraft stating coverage for the territory of Belize
    • Passport details of the crew and passengers (to include: name, nationality, date of birth, issue date and expiry date).

** CREW AND PASSENGER DETAILS

NAME OF CREW

NATIONALITY

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH

PASSPORT NUMBER

ISSUE DATE OF PASSPORT

EXPIRY DATE OF PASSPORT

           
           

NAME OF PASSENGER(S)

     
           
           

 

Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft

3.1.3        Same requirements as for SCHEDULED FLIGHTS as indicated above.

 

4. ADDITIONAL ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT

4.1. General

4.1.1      An Aircraft Clearance Certificate (ACC) must be completed upon landing which will require the stamps of all entry and exit facilitation agencies at MZBZ.

4.1.2    For local flights, THE AIRCRAFT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE - SUPPLEMENT must also be completed. This can be obtained at the Belize Air Traffic Services Reporting Office on the First Floor of the Airport Terminal Building.

 

5. Private flights (fixed and rotor wing – helicopters)

5.1 Advance notification of arrival

5.1.1 The information contained in the flight plan is necessary and must be filed at last point of departure. The information contained in 1. General and also in 3.1.2 which is also repeated below, must be transmitted so that it will be received at the Belize Department of Civil Aviation at least twenty four hours in advance of arrival. A clearance number will subsequently be issued by the Belize Department of Civil Aviation.

5.1.2 It must be ensured that the following original documents for the aircraft and flight crew are submitted well in advance, especially if there are plans to fly internally in Belize. This includes the following:

  1. Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft
  2. Certificate of Registration of aircraft
  3. Pilot's Licence and Medical Certificate
  4. Third Party Insurance covering Belizean territory
  5. Crew and passenger details as described below:

CREW AND PASSENGER DETAILS

NAME OF CREW

NATIONALITY

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH

PASSPORT NUMBER

ISSUE DATE OF PASSPORT

EXPIRY DATE OF PASSPORT

           
           

NAME OF PASSENGER(S)

     
           
           

 

5.1.3 The aforementioned documents can be sent via fax to (501) 225-2533 or scanned and sent via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.1.4 As to the services of handlers at MZBZ, the only authorized agency is Belize Aero Dispatch Services. (Tel: (501-225-2163).

5.1.5 Passport details for the crew and passengers must be submitted together with the crew and aircraft documents at least 24 hours in advance.

5.1.6 Upon arrival pilot needs to present the Aircraft Clearance Certificate together with the General Declaration Forms to all Facilitation agencies as indicated, at the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.

5.1.7 Clearance to conduct domestic flights within Belize must be obtained at the Air Traffic Services Reporting Office. Authorization may be given once all requirements have been met. The additional form known as the Supplementary Aircraft Clearance Certificate will need to be filled out.

5.1.8 CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE BELIZE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION:

TEL:    (501) 225-2014 &    (501) 225-2153

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