US Embassy Warns American Visitors to Take Caution When In Western Belize

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Updated: May 21, 2015

A security message has been issued to Americans who are in Belize or who have intentions of traveling to the country to be alert and use extra caution while transiting through the area between Roaring Creek and Teakettle Villages in the Cayo District.  The message expresses great concern over the statistics as they pertain to eleven murders that have taken place since the start of 2015 in this area of western Belize.  The release reads, in part, quote, “there is no evidence to suggest that U.S. citizens are being targeted….. We remind U.S. citizens that Belize is a country that suffers from an unusually high crime rate. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings at all time.”  End of quote.  The security advisory went on to suggest several best practices that the American traveler could adhere to for their safety including the avoiding of routines and predictable schedules as well as keeping personal information secure.