Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

As per the latest travel information available to Brussels, the city is a part of the Schengen Agreement. U.S. citizens may enter Brussels for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

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* If you are traveling for any other purpose, you may need to obtain a visa.

* Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

* The 90-day period begins when you enter any of the Schengen group of countries.

For Canadian Citizens:

* A tourist visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days within a 6-month period.

* A Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the Brussels.

* The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of the expected departure from the country.

This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.

We recommend that you check the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, so that you do not miss out on any of the fun while visiting Brussels.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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Brussels Weather

Brussels experiences an oceanic climate. The city's proximity to coastal areas influences the area's climate by sending marine air masses from the Atlantic Ocean.

* The city has a high average annual rainfall and visitors can expect downpours year round.

* Temperatures range from very hot summers to incredibly cold winters, mostly smack dab in the middle of winter. Snow is possible, but not frequent.

Currency and Language:

Currency:

ATMs are available throughout Brussels. Be sure to let your bank know your dates of travel and find out what the cost of cash withdraws are.

Languages:

* Brussels has two official languages: French and Flemish.

* Most people do speak some English. However, consider learning some key phrases in French before departure.