For goods purchased outside the EU, the following duty-free allowances apply:
- tobacco 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of loose tobacco
- alcohol 1L of spirits (more than 22% alcohol by volume) or 2L light liquor (less than 22% abv); 4L of wine; 16L of beer
- perfume 50g of perfume and 0.25L of eau de toilette
Coming from within the EU, you can bring unlimited quantities for personal use. Nevertheless, expect to be asked questions if you are carrying more than: 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars or 1kg of loose tobacco; 10L of spirits, 20L of fortified wine or aperitif, 90L of wine, 110L of beer.
EU citizens can stay indefinitely; many other nationals can enter visa free for up to 90 days.
A valid passport or EU identity card is required to enter. Most Western nationals don’t need a tourist visa for stays of less than three months. South Africans, Indians and Chinese, however, are among those who need a Schengen visa. For more information contact the nearest Belgian or Luxembourg embassy or consulate, or check the websites http://diplomatie.belgium.be or www.gouvernement.lu.
Australian and New Zealand citizens aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa under a reciprocal agreement – contact the Belgian embassy in your home country.