ESTA Application for Citizens of Belgium
U.S. Immigration Statistics about Belgians
How to get from Belgium to the United States
Brussels Airport (BRU) is an international airport. It is the biggest of all the Belgian airports. BRU is located in northeast Brussels and is the 24th busiest European airport. You should find it easy to get a flight to your desired destination in the United States from here.
Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s largest airline, is the country’s national carrier. They fly nonstop to the US East Coast and take approximately 7-9 hours. Lufthansa is another notable airline that offers nonstop flights. There are many options for flights with stopovers. TAP Portugal and Swiss are strong contenders for the best price.
Flying from Antwerp Airport (ANR) is an option if you are closer to Antwerp. Although it is smaller than BRU, airlines such as KLM fly to many cities across the U.S.
You can drive on narrow French roads in slow traffic to Toulouse, the most picturesque route. You can drive along the motorway, which is faster but will cost you a lot more. You should know the toll charges when you choose your route to Barcelona, mainly if it passes through the city.
When is the best time to apply for an ESTA?
It is mandatory to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before you board. This was implemented in December 2018. Travelers are advised to use ESTA approval weeks or months before departure to ensure they have the proper travel authorization. Non-approved applications will result in ESTA denial, and you would have to apply for a regular US visa. This can be very time-consuming and costly. Apply for ESTA now or early if you plan to visit the United States. Learn more about the ESTA application.
Travelers who have an approved ESTA may check their status or make changes. For more information, visit this page: verify/check esta status.