Money and currencies

Inform your financial institution that you will be travelling abroad. In order to protect your credit card from fraud, the card is blocked for payments in certain countries. Make sure your card can be used for payments in your holiday destination. Raise your credit limit if necessary. If you are travelling to a country that has another currency than the euro, make sure to check the exchange rates before departure.

Weather

Gather information about the precise weather conditions beforehand and make sure to pack adequate clothing. Especially in higher areas, weather conditions can quickly take a turn for the worse. Moreover, nights are generally cold. Are you leaving for a ski holiday? Check the ski conditions in your destination before departure.

Electricity

Check whether you need a travel adapter to safely use your electronic devices abroad.

Travel in Europe

On the website of the European Consumer Centre Belgium you can find several practical tips about travelling in Europe. There is information available about a.o. car insurance, pet passports, import and export restrictions, time zones, and bank holidays in Europe.