Belgium travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Belgium with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Belgium.

Cosy bar in the centre of the old town of Antwerp, Belgium © Ekaterina Belova - Adobe Stock Image
Cosy bar in the centre of the old town of Antwerp, Belgium © Ekaterina Belova - Adobe Stock Image

Belgium travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Belgium with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Belgium - quick facts
Flight time 1 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) Dutch, French
Currency Euro
Electricity C + E plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Belgium?

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Belgium tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Belgium weather

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Belgium travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Belgium from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Belgium.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Belgium travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Belgium with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Belgium, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Belgium covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Belgium with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Belgium travel features

Do you want to learn more about Belgium? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Belgium.

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Belgium FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Belgium including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Belgium due to Covid-19?

Belgium is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Belgium.

Check out Federal Public Health Service, Belgium for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Belgium?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Belgium. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Belgium from the UK?

The flight time to Belgium from the UK is typically 1 hour.

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What is the time difference between Belgium and the UK?

The time difference between Belgium and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Belgium?

The main languages spoken in Belgium are Dutch and French.

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What is the currency in Belgium?

The currency in Belgium is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Belgium?

Belgium uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Belgium?

They drive on the right side of the road in Belgium.

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