Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,

Guards In Canteen Talbot House during WWI (c)Talbot House
During World War I, Poperinge was part of a small piece of unoccupied territory in Belgium. Far away from the turmoil of the Ypres’ front, the city became the nerve centre of the British war industry. In the centre of this busy city, chaplains Neville Talbot and Philip “Tubby” Clayton opened a club house in December 1915 where no distinction in rank or status was made. For three years, all soldiers could enjoy rare moments of peace and entertainment at Talbot House. Just like it was a hundred years ago, the House still represents a peaceful stop along the course of the “Great War” in Flanders Fields today.
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