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Borders closed: Belgians advised not to travel due to coronavirus outbreak

Viviane Vaz for Id International Brussels, 20 March 2020 (Update 27 March 2020) In Belgium, final travel advice is a responsibility from the Foreign Affairs Ministry (FPS Foreign Affairs). At the moment, the Belgian authority says all trips are not recommended. Why? Because most countries around the world are taking measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, such as applying home (or hotel) confinement of at least 14 days. The measures…

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Brussels hosts iconic Keith Haring exhibition

Bozar and Red Bull Belgium threw a party to mark the opening of this major Keith Haring retrospective "The public has a right to art… Art is for everybody," said Keith Haring in the 1980s Viviane Vaz for Id International From 6 December 2019 to 19 April 2020, all Brussels visitors are welcome at Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar) to see a major retrospective for the 30 years of the…

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Be eco-creative: plastics not welcome in your next Brussels event

The Brussels City Council has published a list of banned plastic items for organised events From July 1st on, event organisers must replace plastic objects to 100% biodegradable materials Viviane Vaz for Id International 26 JUN 2019 Let's go party! But life in plastic... it's not fantastic. Not in 2019. Following the sustainable future trend, the city of Brussels is setting a good ecological example by banning single use plastic…

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TAP Air Portugal announces stopover programme in Brazil

2 cities in 1 ticket: travellers can now choose to stay one to five nights in Brasilia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza or Salvador, before flying on to another Brazilian city for no extra cost Viviane Vaz for Id International (Lisbon, 14 March 2019). Celebrating its 74th anniversary, the Portuguese airline TAP launched a new stopover programme at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) held from March 13-17, 2019. The travel &…

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How a no-deal Brexit may affect travel for Britons and Europeans

Brussels proposed this Tuesday visa-free travel for British citizens in short trips Brexit draft agreement would allow EU citizens to continue using national Id card to travel to the UK Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 15 nov 2018) (Updated) Still today British and European travellers can enjoy freedom of movement within the European Union territory thanks to the Schengen agreement. However, UK's request to be no longer an EU…

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Black Panther arrives to Belgium

Viviane Vaz for Id International It's not everyday that a movie like Black Panther comes to the big screen. The film received praises for the direction, costume design, action sequences, soundtrack, and cast performances. It's not the first American movie featuring a black superhero (we had Blade, Hancock, Spawn, Catwoman and The Meteor Man before) but Black Panther did receive critical acclaim for its cultural impact. The TV chain CNN declared "Black Panther is for film what Barack…

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Happy new (travel) year!

Have you prepared your list of travel resolutions? Id International team has some ideas for travel lovers! Every new year marks the opportunity to think about the journeys we would like to do on the following 12 months. We can prepare ourselves to make one long travel or put our suitcase on the road to enjoy many short weekends... Our staff gathered together to come up with a full list of resolutions…

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PyeongChang is ready to host Olympic Winter Games

The Olympic Winter Games 2018 start on 9 February 2018 in South Korea Viviane Vaz for Id International 22 nov 2017. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) finished today their last inspection visit and confirmed everything is prepared in Republic of Korea to host the Olympic Winter Games of PyeongChang from 9 to 25 February next year. The Winter Paralympics take place from 9 to 18 March, 2018. "We are now only…

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Record number of tourists visits Flanders in 2017

Russians, Canadians, Spanish, Irish and Americans are the top 5 Viviane Vaz The Flemish Tourism minister, Ben Weyts, has released statistics for the first four months of 2017.  The number of tourists visiting Flanders has already achieved a record high in January, February, March and April compared to the same period last year. The number of overnight stays in Flanders reached 475,300, up 6% compared to 2016. "The sector proves its strength to…