Unlicensed Tour Guides
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) takes this opportunity to remind the general public that it is the sole authority that licenses Tour Guides under the BELIZE TOURISM BOARD (TOUR GUIDE) REGULATIONS CHAPTER 275 of the Laws of Belize. As per Section 6 of these regulations, the BTB reminds the general public of the following:
- No person shall operate/advertise or hold himself out as a tour guide without first obtaining a license in accordance with these Regulations.
- Any person who contravenes the regulation above/ or any person/ company/entity or other group of persons who employs a person who is not licensed as a tour guide in accordance with these Regulations commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction:
(a) in the case of a natural person/company/entity or other group of persons to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both such fine and term of imprisonment.
We remind those that are operating without a valid Tour Guide License that they are in violation of the Law and will be dealt with in accordance with the Laws of Belize. We also ask the general public that know or find persons engaging in tour guiding activities without a valid Tour Guide License, to contact the Licensing Unit at 227-2420 or at [email protected], at their earliest convenience.
Belize Tourism Board