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Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. #404488
04/08/11 11:44 PM
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I have been considering driving in from Mexico where I keep my truck/camper/15'inflatable/outboard/trailer and camping gear; generator/chairs/fishing gear/etc. Am I facing duty charges on my travel rig and stuff? If so I will fly in like a proper expat wannabe. I'm looking around for a home away from home but not yet ready to pay import duties.

Re: Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. [Re: bobble] #404492
04/09/11 06:21 AM
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I am pretty sure you will have to pay a bond on your vehicles that you get back when you leave the country (be prepared for lots of red tape and waiting around). There is a time limit on the bond, not sure what it is. I do not know if the bond has to be in cash, or can be paid on credit card, but it will be steep.

Re: Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. [Re: bobble] #404493
04/09/11 07:30 AM
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Fly in or leave your vehicle in Chetumal in a secure area, then take a taxi over to Corozal airstrip or take the water taxi to San Pedro. It's not worth the hassle or the cost.


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Re: Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. [Re: bobble] #404502
04/09/11 09:11 AM
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I'm not sure, but, as long as you are just a visitor for a limited time(30days?), you shouldn't have to pay anything. Just make sure you have the same items when you leave, if not, then you'll have problems. Have a detailed manifest.

Re: Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. [Re: bobble] #404550
04/09/11 12:32 PM
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Okay, many thanks to each of you. Since I mostly want to check out Ambergrise Caye and I would have to store my rig on the mainland anyway, why bring it! If I come there for a few months it sure would be nice to have my inflatable to explore and snorkle from, though. OR, maybe not! I guess it depends on the costs for such activities there at the island vs. the hassle of bringing it.

Re: Driving into the country for a 2 week vacation. [Re: bobble] #404716
04/11/11 11:51 PM
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If you can avoid dealing with the bureaucracy you should always do that. Belize is a wonderful country but a lot of the officials seem to be a law unto themselves and the rules and regulations on a particular day are what that official says they are. Don't get me wrong it is a wonderful place and you will enjoy your visit but the bureaucracy is always there waiting to make your life difficult.


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