PASSPORT & VISA
Every visitor must be in possession of an ID card or a passport valid for at least 3 months after their intended departure date:
Nationals of the European Union (ex.UK and Ireland) and Switzerland will need an identity card.
Nationals of the UK and Ireland, and all other countries outside the EU, need a valid passport
FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN BELGIUM
Nearly all countries around the world have an embassy or a consulate in Belgium. The most of them are located in Brussels, the capital of Europe.
Belgium has three official languages: French, Dutch and German.
In the South, French is predominates, in the North Dutch and Brussels is bi-lingual. German is spoken in the eastern borders.
Belgium has nearly 11 million inhabitants.
Brussels has 1.114.555 inhabitants.
Belgium is GMT + 1 in winter and GMT +2 in summer.
Belgium has 220V a/c. Belgium plugs are 2 pin. Some countries will need an adaptor.
INTERNATIONAL CALLING CODE
Generally, shops are open from Monday to Saturday but souvenirs shops are often open on Sunday and late at night in lager cities.
Pharmacies are open every weekday from 08:00 to 18:00 At night 7/7 at least one local pharmacy will be open in every city. Addresses will be displayed in the window of every single pharmacy you will find.
A E111 could help you to cover any emergency health care.
|European emergency call||dial 112|
|Standy dentists||dial +32 2 426 10 26|
|Standby doctors||dial + 32 2 479 18 18|
|Standy pharmacies||dial 0800 20 600|
service (12%) and VAT are included
|Cloakroom attendant||between € 1.50 & 3.00 per pers.|
|Public toilet||between € 0.30 & 0.80 per pers.|