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International dialling code: +32

Driving on the right

European Emergency Dial: 112

Border Crossing(s)

Entry: Between Ghyvelde, France and Veurne Belgium

Additional information: EU Country - normally no formal border checks. Spot checks possible.

Covid measures: For details of country entry criteria and measures in place see Coronovirus COVID-19.

Approximate time to clear:​ No delays expected. 

Exit:  From Belgium between Corsendonk to Eersel, Germany. EU Country (Schengen)- open border. 

Additional information: EU Country - normally no formal border checks. Spot checks possible. 

Approximate time to clear:​ No delays expected

Documentation

 

Passport: For British Citizens your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

VISA's: Not required for British Citizens. Schengen member.

EHIC: You should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. 

Driving licence: Visitors can drive using a valid UK or other EU/EEA driving licence. There is no need for an International Driving Permit (IDP), this will remain the case after Brexit. Make sure you have the correct vehicle insurance cover before you arrive. However, if you are driving in other European countries in addition to Norway, note that you will need to get an IDP to be able to drive some European countries as a visitor if there’s a no deal Brexit.

Logistics

Roads: Generally a good standard of roads and driving 

 

Traffic: See Via Michelin or various applications including Wase.

Winter Tyres: No special requirements

Weather: BBC weather forecast in Brussels

 

Fuel: National Petrol Station networks. 

Water: Readily available at most campsites and garages

Food: No restrictions. Supermarket chains

Vehicle / trailer repairs: Main cities. 

Bottle Gas or Refills: The following bottled gas retailers sell gas in Belgium:

LPG: In addition to cooking gas for those with tanks, LPG is also used to power vehicles. Details of LPG gas stations and connectors can be found on the website myLPG.eu. A list of Points of Interest (POI's), a list of stations, can also be downloaded in other applications and on other devices like Garmin, TomTom, Google Earth and iGO primo. Links can be found here.

Gas adapter: The ACME adapter is used in Belgium. 

Currency: Euro

Pets

 

There will be no quarantine for your pet as long as the following regulations are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets including service and emotional support dogs and cats. Owners of other pets should refer to item 12. 

For owners of pets entering or returning to the European Union (EU) from the United Kingdom (UK): as of October 31, 2019, if there is no ratified deal between the UK and EU, the UK is likely to be treated as an unlisted (high-rabies) country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme. If this is the case, then a titer test will be required a minimum of 3 calendar months in advance of travel any EU Member State from the UK. (see step #3) Your pet will also need an EU health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel. (see step #5) Your pet will need to enter the EU at an approved Border Inspection Post.

For owners of pets returning to the UK from the EU, your pet will need either an existing EU pet passport (both for UK and EU citizens) or the EU health certificate issued in the UK used to travel to the EU.

Places to stay 

 

Name / Point of contact / Email / Tel No / Website

Price per night

Hotels

Campsites including places (like hotels) that allow camping within their grounds

  • Antwerp

    • Camping Vlasaard. Heirweg 143, 9190 Stekene, Belgium.
      T: +32 3 779 81 64​

Wild camping

Things to do and places to see

Tourism

  • Brugge Centre

  • Eat chocolate

    • Brussels Chocolate Tour

  • Eat a Belgian Waffle

  • Enjoy Belgian Moules Frites!

  • International Diamond Centre​, Antwerp

  • Flanders Fields Museum

Companies / Organisations

  • Africa Rise. Business relationships in Africa.

  • Exchange. Africa business partnerships. 

  • Diamonds TBC

 

Any other suggestions / Information: 

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