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European emergency number: tel. 112. This general number is used in all countries of the European Union to contact the emergency services: police, fire brigade or medical assistance. The number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Medical help » Doctors, pharmacists, dentists and nursing officers on duty: tel. 1733 » S.O.S. Emergency Service: tel. 100 » Hospitals: A.Z. St.-Jan: tel. +32 (0)50 45 21 11 A.Z. St.-Lucas: tel. +32 (0)50 36 91 11 St.-Franciscus Xaveriuskliniek: tel. +32 (0)50 47 04 70 » Poisons Advice Centre: tel. +32 (0)70 245 245 Police » General telephone number: tel. +32 (0)50 44 88 44 » Emergency police assistance: tel. 101 » Working hours Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. and Saturdays: 9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. you can contact the central police services at Kartuizerinnenstraat 4 » After working hours you can access the police station on 3, Lodewijk Coiseaukaai from Monday to Thursday, between 7 am to 9 pm and continually from 7 pm on Friday to 9 pm on Sunday. For urgent matters, the police station has a 24-hour telephone service.
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Passport / Visa

Belgium can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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