Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize

Border Crossings


Belize to Guatemala Border Crossing at Melchor de Mencos
by Jessica of about 9 years ago
Belize to Guatemala Border Crossing at Melchor de Mencos

Border name: Melchor de Mencos
Between cities: Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize and Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala
Cost to exit Belize: BZ37.50 ($18.75 USD)
Cost for visas: Q20 ($2.60 USD) per person (unofficially)
Cost for vehicle permit : Q18 ($2.34 USD) for fumigation, Q160 ($20.78 USD) for Vehicle Import Permit
Total time with a vehicle: 55 minutes Belize has a exit fee. At the immigration desk you have to pay the BZ$37.50 exit fee. There was a sign above the desk explaining what the fee was for - BZ$30 processing fee and BZ$7.50 environmental protection fee. If you are traveling with a vehicle you will be here for a little less than a hour with paperwork and fumigation. Backpackers were in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Exit Fee for Belize is BZD$37 (USD$18.50)
by Hacked By ofırlamaadam about 9 years ago

The Benque-Melchor border crossing is quick and easy as long as you bring enough cash to pay the exit fee, a whopping $18.50. The fee is the highest of all of the Central American countries. In Costa Rica, we were charged $14, but other countries in the region charge only $1-2. There are no ATMs on the Belizean side, so bring cash.