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Belgians in distress
Emergency number for Belgians in distress: +62 811 1063 7705
Embassies and consulates do not merely fulfil a diplomatic role but also function as a 'public service' for Belgians abroad. To a certain extent, they can provide assistance to Belgians in difficulty.
Despite all your precautions, you get into a distress situation abroad.
Seeking help from people or available organisations should be your first reflex:
- Your family, friends, employer
- Your tour operator or transport company
- Your travel insurance (sometimes proposed by your credit card company)
- Your mutuality
- Your bank
- Local emergency services (police, hospitals)
If your situation is serious and you cannot find assistance on your own, contact our Belgian representations abroad for consular assistance.
Beware: you cannot benefit from consular assistance if:
- You are travelling to a region for which the FPS Foreign Affairs travel advises against all travel (see travel advice);
- You are going to an area of armed conflict;
- You have not responded to the FPS Foreign Affairs'call to leave the region where you are staying;
- You take extraordinary risks, without any suitable insurance;
- You hold another nationality and you are in the country of that other nationality.