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Coronavirus in Boom

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Boom

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Belgium. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Belgium.

Money in Boom

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.17 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.91 £

Corruption: Belgium has a corruption score of 25/100.
If your itinerary runs through Belgium, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Belgium is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Belgium is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.53 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Boom

Language(s): Dutch, French & German
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Oui
  • No = Non
  • Thank You = Merci
  • Hello = Bonjour
  • Do you speak English? = Parlez vous anglais?
  • Please = S'il vous plaît
  • Bye = Au revoir
  • Excuse Me = Pardon
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Où se trouvent les toilettes?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Quel est votre nom? (Mon nom est)

Food & Drinks in Boom

3 National dishes: Moules-frites, Belgian Waffle & Frites.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Boom is 16.
On- and off-premise age minimum is 16 for beer and wine/18 for spirits.

Religion in Boom

Belgium is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 33% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Boom

Age of Consent: 16 years.
At the age of 16, an individual is considered mature enough in Belgium to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Belgium since 2003.

Belgium scores a 9/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Belgium are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Boom

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 12 and 13.9°C (53.6 and 57°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 12.89 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Belgium.

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