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Last verified: Sunday, 26. January 2020 at 07:22 AM

Belgium Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Belgium is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Belgium is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.9 / 5

Belgium shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Belgium), the Advisory Index is 1.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: France (2.3), Netherlands (2), Germany with 1.8 and Luxembourg with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Belgium

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Belgium.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Belgium from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Belgium due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Belgium. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting, music, and cultural ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/belgium-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Belgium due to the heightened and ongoing threat of terrorism. 

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/belgium

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Den allmänna hotnivån ligger på 2 i hela landet på en skala från 1 till 4. Ny teknik utnyttjas för att upptäcka hotfull verksamhet. Kameraövervakningen har till exempel ökat på flygplatserna och järnvägsstationerna. Man kan emellertid inte utesluta risken för framtida terrorattacker. I allmänhet är Belgien ett tryggt ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Belgien.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/belgien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/belgium

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Belgium

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Belgium. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Belgium changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 2.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 2.0.

About Belgium

Belgium with its capital Brussels is a country in Europe (Western Europe), about the size of Maryland (30,510 km²). The country is located Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. The climate can be described as temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy. The landscape is flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeast. With a population of about 10.4 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Brussels
Population about 10.4 million
Size 30.510 km²
Size comparable to about the size of Maryland
Common languages German, French, Dutch
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +32
Internet Top Level Domain .be
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BEL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 56

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Belgium is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution also have repercussions for neighboring countries
  • dense transportation network
  • extensive animal breeding and crop cultivation
  • industry
  • intense pressures from human activities: urbanization

Natural hazzards

  • flooding is a threat along rivers and in areas of reclaimed coastal land, protected from the sea by concrete dikes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Belgium. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. base metals
  2. beverages
  3. chemicals
  4. engineering
  5. glass
  6. metal products
  7. motor vehicle assembly
  8. petroleum
  9. pharmaceuticals
  10. processed food

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. fresh vegetables
  3. fruits
  4. grain
  5. milk
  6. pork
  7. sugar beets
  8. tobacco
  9. veal

Belgian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Belgium.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. finished diamonds
  4. foodstuffs
  5. machinery
  6. metal products
  7. metals

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. oil products
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. raw diamonds
  8. raw materials
  9. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Belgium?

Belgium is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Belgium is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Belgium in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Belgium.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belgium?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Belgium.

What is the size of Belgium?

Belgium has a size of 30,510 km² or 11,780 mi² which is about the size of Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.