Belgium Travel Guide

Home to the EU, this worldly country is not to be missed.  The beautiful architecture is recognizable around the globe as well as the staples of waffles and frites.  Both the French and Dutch speaking parts have their own offerings and vibes as you explore both hip and whimsical cities throughout the country.  

Belgium

Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

When to go 

As with many European countries, your best time will be the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Between April and June and September and October the weather is still nice and crowds a bit more sparse.  July and August are the busiest and most expensive and November – February marks low season, however there are some really nice Christmas markets.

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Covid-19 Updates

Nov 5: Only EU / UK / Schengen citizens are permitted entry. Belgium is under partial lockdown. 

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Jason Leung on Unsplash

Money

Official currency: € Euro

Budget: Typical Western Europe prices. Expect to pay between €20 – €30 on hostels and hotels starting at €50. Cheap meals starting at €10 and beers around €4. Add on transportation and activities and you can expect to average anywhere from €40 – €100+ per day depending on accomodation and food choices. 

Credit cards:  Widely used

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Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Belgium

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Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Belgium travel specific to your country**

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Anika Mikkelson on Unsplash

Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Belgium

Basic Info

Capital: Brussels

Official Languages: Dutch, French, German

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

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