Belgium has some strong trade links with the UK – dating back as far as the 1st century – and around 8% of Belgium’s exports are to the UK, with around 5% of the country’s imports going in the other direction.
And although the country sits almost within touching distance of the South East of England, the stretch of water dividing the two countries means commuting between them isn’t the most straightforward of journeys.
So if you need to keep in touch with colleagues or clients in Belgium, why not try setting up a conference call? It’s cost-effective, convenient and requires nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Belgium
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN instantly. Then click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template and then enter the time, date and subject of the conference call.
Pick UK and Belgium dial-in codes, hit the button marked ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email, send it to up to 100 participants, and you’re good to go.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 033 3006 7775 (landline) +44 33 3006 7775 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
– Belgium participants dial +32(0)70-246630 or +44 33 3006 7775 (from mobiles)
– Belgium (French) dial +32(0)70-270110
Your conference call can now begin!
What’s the best time to call Belgium from the UK?
With Brussels sitting just little over 100 miles from the UK, the time difference means Brussels is just an hour ahead of London.
Where is Belgium?
What’s the FCO travel advice on travelling to Belgium?
Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.
Almost 2 million UK nationals travel to and from Belgium each year without any trouble, but although you might not think it, you should be on your guard against crime and terrorism.
The terrorist threat in Belgium is relatively high, and attacks could happen anywhere, including on public transport and transport hubs and in other places visited by travelers.
Demonstrations often take place in Belgium, and can quickly turn violent. If you’re in and around areas where demonstrations are taking place, remain vigilant and move away quickly if there are signs of disorder.
Theft and pick pocketing is a problem in crowded areas. Take care of your belongings and passports at all train stations in Brussels.
If you do have an emergency, 112 is the number to call for police, fire or ambulance.
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