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Back to travel within the EU: new app informs criteria by destination

Belgians and European residents can visit again EU destinations for leisure & business Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 19 June 2020. Updated 22 June) After more than 3 months of confinement due to Covid-19 outbreak, Belgians can finally re-start visiting several European destinations for non-essential reasons such as tourism, business and education. The European Union (EU) has coordinated an internal border reopening that started this Monday, 15 June. Note…

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The future of travel in Europe: restricted now, greener later

Many EU countries temporarily reintroduced border controls due to COVID-19 and will lift them in June  Sustainability, innovation and resilience are key words in the long run Viviane Vaz, for Id International (Brussels, 26 May 2020)   Due to Covid-19 pandemia, most European Union Member States forbid public events, private gatherings, closed (totally or partially) schools and introduced border or travel restrictions. Together with the EU institutions, the EU countries…

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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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Happy Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival has just started and it will last more 15 days. The closure is marked by the beautiful Lantern Festival Viviane Vaz for Id International 5 FEB 2019. Many Asian countries began celebrating the Lunar New Year. It takes place on the new moon of the first lunar month, near the beginning of Spring (Lichun). That's why in China it's called "Spring Festival" (chunjie 春节),…

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Belgian Beer Weekend offers more than 400 beers to discover

45 Belgian breweries gather tonight to Sunday evening on Brussels Grand-Place as part of the Belgian Beer Weekend Viviane Vaz Brussels, 1 sep 2017 – Making and appreciating beer is part of the living heritage of Belgium. It's not surprising that Unesco declared the Belgian beer as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity last year. It plays a role in daily life, as well as several festive occasions. Almost 1,500 types…

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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…

The fresh side of Switzerland

Traditional, expensive, for (re)tired people? Not really! Come with us and get amazed by Switzerland! Viviane Vaz In this special report we would like to show you a different side of Switzerland. A very fresh one. Spring has just began and there's still a refreshing feeling of sun and snow in the air. Smile! We take you to Switzerland! Read our 3-day journey by the order or just jump around! GENEVA Geneva for busy-ness people…