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Last verified: Friday, 22. January 2021 at 08:22 AM

Belgium Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Belgium

Local Situation: 3.9 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Belgium. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Belgium shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Belgium), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Netherlands (3.9), France (3.8), Germany with 3.6 and Luxembourg with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Belgium

There are currently 680,040 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belgium. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 20,491 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Belgium.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 3.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - 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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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. ...

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 - I allmänhet är Belgien ett tryggt resmål. Den allmänna hotnivån ligger på 2 i hela landet på en skala från 1 till 4. Se upp för ficktjuvar och var försiktig i trafiken. Ny teknik utnyttjas för att upptäcka hotfull verksamhet. Kameraövervakningen har till exempel ökat på flygplatserna och järnvägsstationerna. Man ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Belgium due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belgium due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Belgium due ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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You can enter Belgium if you’re travelling from countries specified by the Belgian Government. If you’re travelling to Belgium from outside of these countries, you can only enter for an essential purpose. Non-residents travelling from a high-risk country or region must also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result dating no more than 48 hours ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Belgien for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Bruxelles.  Hvis du kommer hjem til Danmark fra en rejse, opfordres du til at ...

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

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 August 14th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 3.6 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 3.4 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from April 9th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 3.1 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Belgium with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Belgium changed from 2.3 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Belgium to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

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 3,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Belgium.

Is it safe to travel Belgium in 2021?

The score is rather high (3,9) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Belgium. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belgium?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Belgium.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Belgium?

There are currently 680,040 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belgium. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 20,491 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.