Belgium

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Entry allowed for EU/EEA citizens. Test required for visitors arriving from certain areas. EUDCC holders are exempted from testing.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. EUDCC holders are exempted from quarantine. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in BelgiumHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering Belgium. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Belgium?

+17,910 New COVID cases in Belgium
+47 New COVID deaths in Belgium
74.83% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 26 October 2021

Basic facts about Belgium

Belgium is a small member state of the European Union. The capital of Belgium is Brussels and the most spoken language is Dutch. The national currency in Belgium is Euro (EUR).

What taxi apps are available in Belgium?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Belgium.

You can use Uber in 5 cities: Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven. Bolt is available only in one city: Brussels.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Euro (EUR)Official currency
1 USD~0.88 EUR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Belgium?

There are 3 common languages spoken in Belgium: Dutch, French and German. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Belgium are good English speakers. You will not have any difficulty to find an English speaker to talk to or help you out if you are in Belgium. Almost everyone who works in the service/tourist sector in the bigger towns and attractions will be able to communicate well in English in their field.

EF EPI's 2020 rankings placed Belgium 9th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

What socket types are used in Belgium?

There are 2 common plug types used in Belgium:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Belgium?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Belgium without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Belgium?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Belgium.

Data last reviewed on: 26 October 2021

Is it safe in Belgium?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 2, 2021, the risk level for Belgium was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Belgium

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Belgium?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 26 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Belgium:

FranceGermanyLuxembourgNetherlands
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