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Belgium

Belgium Passport Ranking

The Belgian passport currently ranks on the 7th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 190 countries. Making it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. Belgian passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. Belgian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 39 destinations in the world.
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Capital
Brussels
Local Time
UTC+01:00
Phone Code
+32
Population
11319511
Language
Dutch
EUR
Euro

Belgium Passport Ranking

The Belgium passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Belgium passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Belgium passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 144 Belgium passport visa-free countries, 35 Belgium visa-on-arrival countries, and 11 eTA destinations.

Altogether, Belgium passport holders can enter a total of 190 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Belgium passport ranks 7 in the world.

Separate from these Belgium visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 39 additional destinations which Belgium passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About Belgium

 

The Kingdom of Belgium consists of ten provinces and is located in the European Union with neighboring countries Luxemburg, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The most important provinces are Antwerp, East Flanders, Hainaut and Brussels. Belgium has a surface area of 30,689 square kilometers and is therefore one of the smaller countries in the European Union. Its climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers.

The overall population is 11.4 million people. The capital of the country is Brussels. The most populous city is however Antwerp, followed by Ghent and Charlerloi. The largest airport is Brussels Zaventem (BRU) with 25 million passengers followed by Brussels Charleroi (CRL) with 7.7 million yearly passengers. Brussels airport has especially excellent flight connections to the African continent with several flights a day.

Belgium’s culture is dominated by a mix of languages and cultures, with Roman Catholic religion as the main religion. The official languages in the country are Dutch, French and German. The legal system is the civil law based on the French Civil Code. The government type is a federal parliamentary democracy that works under a constitutional monarchy, represented by King Philippe as chief of state. The Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is currently the head of government.

The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.84 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $550 billion, making it the 12th largest economy in Europe. Its citizens have a per capita income of $48,224. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors, which are services, industry and agriculture. Its main goods of export are chemicals, machinery equipment, finished diamonds, metals and metal products.

Belgium is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its picturesque medieval towns and different cultural facets due to its trilingual system. Some of the major destinations include the Grand Place in Brussels, the canals and belfry of the city Bruges, the battlefields of Flanders and the old town of Ghent. Another reason why many of the tourists visit Belgium is its expertise in the art of chocolate making with famous brands such as Godiva, Leonidas, Bruyerre and Belvas. The nation has a total of approximately 9.4 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Europe and its surrounding countries.

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Albania
Albania
Andorra
Andorra
Anguilla
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Aruba
Aruba
Austria
Austria
Bahamas
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Croatia
Curacao
Curacao
Cyprus
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Estonia
Estonia
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fiji
Finland
Finland
France
France
French Guiana
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
French West Indies
French West Indies
Gambia
Gambia
Georgia
Georgia
Germany
Germany
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Greece
Greece
Greenland
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
Iceland
Iceland
Indonesia
Indonesia
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Latvia
Lesotho
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Macao
Macao
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malta
Malta
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mexico
Mexico
Micronesia
Micronesia
Moldova
Moldova
Monaco
Monaco
Montenegro
Montenegro
Montserrat
Montserrat
Morocco
Morocco
Namibia
Namibia
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Niue
Niue
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Norway
Norway
Palau
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Qatar
Qatar
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Samoa
San Marino
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Senegal
Serbia
Serbia
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
St. Helena
St. Helena
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Taiwan
Thailand
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Venezuela
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna

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