Current travel advisories for Belgium

Last Update: Friday, 29. May 2020 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Belgium.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 5

Belgium is a country in Europe (Western Europe) with around 11 million citizens and a land mass of 30,510 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Belgium shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: France (3.6), Netherlands (3.5), Germany with (3.4) and Luxembourg with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 57,849 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 9,388 reported deaths associated with the disease in Belgium.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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 resmål. Se upp för ficktjuvar och var uppmärksam i trafiken.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Danish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Belgien. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Bruxelles har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Belgien og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk.  

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/belgium/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Non-essential travel by non-EU citizens and residents to the EU and Schengen Area is currently restricted until at least 15 June. If you're in Belgium and wish to leave, be aware that departure options are limited. From 11 May some outdoor movement is possible, such as commuting to work, exercising, attending food or retail stores or visiting the doctor, but are subject to social distancing measures. If you're 12 years and older you must wear a nose-and-mouth covering on public transport and within transit hubs, including airports. Masks are also highly recommended for all persons in shops and in situations where social distancing is not possible. Bars, restaurants and cafes remain closed. If you're staying in Belgium, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We advise you: Do not travel to Belgium.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/belgien/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Belgien.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 11 million
Covering landmass
30,510 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Euro (EUR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BE
Phone prefix
+32
Top Level Domain
.be
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in Belgium (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Belgium.

Is Belgium safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Belgium. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Belgium?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Belgium.

What countries does Belgium share land borders with?

Belgium shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: France (3.6), Netherlands (3.5), Germany with (3.4) and Luxembourg with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!