Belgium is a small nation in north-western Europe covering 30,000 sq. kms and with a population of 10.1 million. Upper Belgium contains some forested regions and fertile and intensely cultivated areas. Lower Belgium is dissected by canals and irrigation ducts traversing reclaimed land. Half of the total land area is meadow or pasture.

The climate is cool temperate with maritime influences. The winters are mild and the summers cool, with higher temperatures inland. The winds are west and southwest and usually wet. Temperatures vary between 2°C in January to 17°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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