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How long does customs usually take? #20062
11/17/05 11:27 AM
11/17/05 11:27 AM
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Washington State
pele Offline OP
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Hi folks!

I am leaving for lovely Belize in 10 days (woo hoo! laugh ) and my plane is expected to land at 3:34 pm. The last bus for Dangriga leaves at 5:15 (I know this because, per advice on this board, I emailed the Belize Tourist Board and they sent me a schedule!). Is this a do-able timeframe? How long does getting through customs usually take?

I have travelled a fair amount, and time at customs has been all over the map, ranging from over an hour (USA) to literally walking off the plane, grabbing my waiting bags and walking out of the airport (Venice). I wonder which extreme Belizean customs is closer to.

I need to be in Dangriga by 10am the following morning to catch my boat to Tobacco Caye; AC will be my final stop in my 2 1/2 week visit. I understand that Belize City is not considered a favorable place to stay overnight, so I'd like to get to Dangriga right away, and I want to take the buses and see the sights and talk to the people.

Anyway, enough rambling. Thank you all! The information on here has been most helpful and entertaining!


Re: How long does customs usually take? #20063
11/17/05 11:39 AM
11/17/05 11:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 453
Jacksonville Florida
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Just my expereince that it generally does not take very long to get through customs at the international airport. The customs agents seem to move the people along very quickly. you should be through customs usually no later than 4:30 by the latest, Just keep up the pace ,and move quickly and you will be in and out in no time. Then you can grab a beliken, and a hot dog at JETS bar, and relax.

Re: How long does customs usually take? #20064
11/17/05 12:33 PM
11/17/05 12:33 PM
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Posts: 11,049
Rockport, Maine
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can' relax at jet's ( or even get through to it without an airline ticket) if shes taking the bus

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Re: How long does customs usually take? #20065
11/17/05 01:05 PM
11/17/05 01:05 PM
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It took us less than an hour in customs (3 people traveling)

Re: How long does customs usually take? #20066
11/17/05 02:33 PM
11/17/05 02:33 PM
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Posts: 453
Jacksonville Florida
casa de amor Offline
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oh i didn't see she was taking the bus

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