FCO Travel Advice for - Belgium

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  • Wintry weather has been causing disruption to air travel between the UK and Belgium. Check with your airline or travel operator before travelling.

  • There have been several robberies and express kidnappings on or around the motorway connecting Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Dunkirk and the Channel Ports. See Road travel.

  • Up to 1.8 million British nationals visit Belgium every year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • If you need to contact the emergency services in Belgium call 112.

  • Theft and pick pocketing is a problem in crowded areas. Take care of your belongings and passports at all train stations in Brussels. See Crime.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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