Before you leave on holiday, we advise you to inquire about the situation in the country of destination.
The website of the federal government gives an overview of the most important travel advice for each country, the travel documents required for Belgians travelling abroad, information about passports and visas, a list of embassies and other useful information.
Zika virus warning
Central and South America and the Carribean are currently hit by an outbreak of the Zika virus.
The virus is spread to humans by the Aedes mosquitos. The virus itself is not thought to be dangerous to most people but it has been linked to pregnant women and the birth defect microcephaly.
It is very useful to make a checklist of things you definitely can't forget.
Apart from the obvious sun glasses, sun tan lotion or mosquito repellent some destinations require a more thorough preparation.