Belgium - Brussels

Regional Travel Advice
- Carry your passport with you at all times. Under Belgian law, you are required to have some form of identification (ideally your passport) readily available for inspection.- In public places (including public transport, parks, buildings), it is illegal to wear clothing that completely or for the most part hides an individual’s face. Examples of such clothing include balaclavas, burkas, niqabs, and heavy veils. Tourists are not exempt and offenders risk detention and/or a fine.- Cultural sensitivity: do not make sweeping generalisation about language, e.g. by assuming all Belgians speak French. Belgium actually has three official languages – Dutch, French and German, and it is important that visitors use the correct language in the correct region. Dutch is spoken in the Flanders area, and French in Wallonia.