Traveling to Belgium: what tourists need to know



Traveling to Belgium: what tourists need to know

Belgium has cancelled all covid restrictions on the entry of foreigners into the country. Belgium is part of the Schengen area, so a Schengen visa is required to travel to Belgium. If your country is not part of the Schengen zone or visa-free countries. The cost of issuing a Belgian visa for adults is 80 euros, for children 6-12 years old - 40 euros, and children under 6 years old - free of charge. Your stay should not exceed 90 days.

A visa is not required for a transit stay in the country, provided that you do not leave the transit zone at the airport. If you are planning a trip to Belgium, we advise you to use our checklist. 


Belgium ranks 1st in the world in terms of the distribution of the transport system on the territory of the country. Rail transport is tourist transport. it's very popular here, you can easily get to any part of the country by train. You can also use the country's water transport. The river system is connected by canals and has access to the sea. Belgium is an important transport hub in Europe. 


● Passport. The validity period is more than 3 months from the date of departure

● 2 color photos 

● Documents on marital status: marriage, divorce, or death certificates. Translated into English. 

● Tourist questionnaire. You can fill in one of the languages of the country.

● Language selection form. You choose which language you want to communicate with you.

● Travel route. Tickets, hotel reservations. 

● Cover letter where you explain the reason for your visit.

● Certificate from the place of work on company letterhead indicating the position, salary, date of entry to work, and guarantee of maintaining the workplace during the trip. Subject to visa entry. 

● Financial guarantees. A certificate from the bank about the existence of a card account and the balance on the account + a printout of the movement on the account for the last 3 months with a translation into English. The minimum amount is 45 euros per day of stay in the country. 

● Medical insurance valid in the country. Buy here. 

Conditions of transportation of things 

Import conditions are standard for the EU. It is forbidden to import weapons and ammunition, antiques.

There are no restrictions on the import or export of currency in the form of banknotes or traveler's checks. Without filling out a special customs declaration, it is allowed to move currency, checks, and securities for a total amount of no more than 10,000 euros across the border. 


Your pet if travel with it to a tourist destination, must be: 

● "chipped"; 

● have a certificate of safe titer against rabies; 

● have an appropriate international veterinary passport filled in English. 

Hotline telephones 

The general emergency number is 112 

The non-emergency number of the fire station is 1722 

Police - 101 

Card and cash 

The official currency in Belgium is the euro. There are many banks and exchange offices in Belgium, but the exchange rate varies. Card payments are widespread everywhere. Therefore, it is better to have a credit card with you. Belgium is a tourist country, there are thieves there too. 

The car and the validity of the ownership rights to drive the car 

To see Belgium by car, you must have a European-style driver's license or supplement your local license with an international one. Road signs are presented in Dutch or French. Roads are free, except for some areas - tunnels. The speed mode is standard for EU countries.

Contacts of embassies

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