Belgium is a great country for a holiday in its own right!
Belgium has created a fabulous reputation for medical tourism, and has particularly highly-skilled specialists in IVF treatment.
Also justly famous as a Gastronomical Paradise, we do have to wonder if it is a coincidence that one of Belgium’s other main areas of expertise in the medical tourism arena is in Weight-Loss Surgery.
Certainly, you will have little difficulty in finding some of the most excellent beer, chocolate in the world, and the classic national dish of Moules Marinere, usually served with a side order of Belgian frites and homemade mayonnaise is not to be missed. And obviously you will have tried Belgian waffles, but to get them in Belgium is altogether another taste sensation.
Less well-known is just how much culture and history there is to be found in Belgium. Did you know, for instance, that there are more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe?
There is no shortage of entertainment for the young and young-at-heart in the modern, hip cities, such as Brussels, Namur and Wallonia.
IVF in Belgium is likely to cost you around a third of the price that you would expect to pay at home, for instance the typical price for IVF with Egg Donation is generally around 60% to 70% cheaper in Belgium than you would pay in the US, Canada or the UK, whereas for IVF with Surrogacy and Egg Donation, a saving of around 60% is possible.
The lower prices are due to a lower cost of living in Belgium, so you can be assured that saving money on fertility treatment does not mean sacrificing quality or expertise of the IVF specialist.
As always, if you are organising IVF in Belgium by yourself, you should make sure that you have done a reasonable amount of research. Otherwise, the best way to organise your fertility treatment is through an agent or referral service, as they will have vetted the IVF Clinics for you.
Language(s): Dutch, French, German
Population: 11,008,000 (source: World Bank)
Visa Requirements: EU residents, Australians, New Zealanders and Japanese do not require a visa.
Capital City: Brussels
Area: 30,528 km²
Dialling Code: 32
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Major Airports: MZaventem (BRU)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz