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Belgium uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French, German and Dutch
Belgium uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Belgium. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Belgium is on average 14.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Belgium is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €22.56, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BASE, Mobistar or Proximus. Belgium uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belgium upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Belgium, dial +, then 32 (the country code for Belgium), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Belgium, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .
In Belgium you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
Road assistance is available at 070 344 777 (Touring), 078 222 222 (VAB) or 078 481 414 (Charlie24). For general news on Belgium's traffic use Verkeerscentrum, RTBF Traffic info or Belgium Automobile Club. Most popular petrol stations in Belgium are Total Belgium, Shell, Octa+, Lukoil, Q8, Total, Texaco, Esso and Power. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Euro 95, Super Euro (95), benzine, essence, Super 98, Super Plus (98) or Ongelood (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.27 per liter.Diesel option is called diesel.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
Cultural goods may require an export certificate. For further information, please visit Belgian CustomsCultural Goods.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicines for personal use.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €175 for travellers under 15 years of age.
Counterfeit and pirated goods.
Weapons such as switch blades and air guns are prohibited.
Certain vegetables and plant products are prohibited from import. For further information, please visit Belgian CustomsVegetable products.
Weapons such as firearms and ammunition require a permit. For further information, please visit Belgian CustomsWeapons.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety, and EnvironmentCITES.
Animals are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety, and EnvironmentTravelling with pets.
Meat and dairy products are allowed from EU countries, and a small amount for personal use may be allowed from some non-EU countries. For further information, please visit Belgian CustomsProducts of animal origin.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.