Before leaving as a Granny au pair in Belgium.

What will the weather be like? Do I need to take health precautions before my departure? What is the currency?

 

What will the weather be like in Belgium?

The climate in Belgium is clos to Paris weather. One or two degrees less. The rains are quite frequent. , The winter is cold and dry but a little sunnier.

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Language and currency

They talk French, Dutch, German and Euro is the currency.

Phone

International code : 32

Health care

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- No vaccination is compulsory for entering.
- In case of hospitalization or illness, the traveler must be able to pay his medical expenses. Before their departure, travelers are advised, to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It allows you to certify your health insurance rights and receive medical and social care, according to the laws and formalities in the host country. More information: http://www.ameli.fr/assures/droits-et-demarches/a-l-etranger/vous-partez-en-vacances-a-l-etranger/vous-partez-en-vacances-en-europe.php
- If you have a medical treatment, think about taking the quantity necessary.

Non-EU citizens

- No vaccination is compulsory for entering, except  for yellow fever for travelers coming from infected countries.
- In case of hospitalization or illness, the traveler must be able to pay his medical expenses. It is recommended to take an insurance covering medical care, hospitalization, ambulance and medical repatriation and accidents.

pouce-up_gris.jpg Precautions to take:

Your exchange must be prepared to avoid disappointment at your arrival in the family. You need to be in contact with your host family as much as possible before departure. Email, phone, skype. Take the time to know each other.
We remind you that you have to adapt yourself to the family, in fact you are traveling to discover new cultures. You are not commissioned to "restore order", review the organization or change the  family way of life.
Also think about specifing your habits: do you smoke? are you vegetarian? ect ...