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Belgium Travel warnings

Language Difficulties - Belgium

As one of the smaller countries in Europe, many visitors to Belgium are surprised to learn it has not one but three official languages: Dutch, French and German. This is not just because variety is the spice of life –

Belgium Weather Warning

When you think of a European summer, you usually think of long, hot days on the French, Italian or Spanish coasts, not sheltering under an umbrella in the centre of Brussels. With high rainfall, harsh winters and very a

Belgian Bulge - Watch Your Diet

In other places it may be infectious diseases, but in a country like Belgium where the national delicacies include beer, chocolate and hot chips, the main thing you’re in danger of picking up is a couple of extra kilo

Crime Hot Spots in Belgium

Like many of its European counterparts, Belgium is a relatively safe country with few threats to travellers safety. Like most countries, crime rates tend to be higher in the bigger cities than in rural areas, but seriou

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#Switzerland Bus Crash: 22 Children Among 28 People From Belgium Killed In Swiss Alps

over 5 years ago

busy train stations across Belgium hit by a 24-hour strike by rail workers. Eurostar running London to Lille then by coach to Brussels.

almost 7 years ago

extreme weather Europe. Scorching temperatures are being blamed for 500 deaths in Belgium since March.

about 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Belgium

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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