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Afghanistan

Due to security threats, Belgian authorities had to stop the evacuations from the airport. Belgium continues to work with its partners to find a solution for Belgians and beneficiaries in Afghanistan. You can look at security information updates in our Afghanistan travel advice in Dutch or French.

Do you have Belgian family members or Belgian acquaintances in Afghanistan who wish to leave the country? Contact the Crisis Centre of the FPS Foreign Affairs at telephone number +32 2 501 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm).

If you have already contacted this Crisis Centre or the Embassy of Belgium in Islamabad and your details have been recorded, your request will be further followed up. The Belgian government itself contacts the people who are evacuated.

 

Covid travel advice

The travel information is provided on an advice basis only and is not binding.

IMPORTANT: Any travel to non-EU countries remains strongly discouraged.

All information on the applicable rules for travels to Belgium can be found on: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/

Travellers need to be aware that new outbreaks of COVID and new measures abroad can have important repercussions on their trip. Repatriation can not be guaranteed in case of cancellation of commercial flights or closure of borders.

 
Departure from Belgium

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Travel to Belgium

You can find the mandatory return travel form here (Passenger Locator Form): 

IMPORTANT

For any questions concerning the measures applicable to arrival in Belgium, please check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ and contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info-coronavirus@health.fgov.be.

For any questions concerning access to Belgian territory, please consult the FPS Interior website.

Following the decisions of the Concertation Committee of 22/01/2021, since February 1, 2021, the map with color codes is available only on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.

 
The call centre of the Foreign Affairs crisis centre can be reached at +32 (0)2 501 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm). 

 
Useful information:

News

  • News item

    A call for applications (m/f/x) has been published in the Official Journal for the appointment by Belgium of two judges to the General Court of the European Union.

  • Press release

    On 4 August, French President Macron and the United Nations will hold a third international donor conference to raise funds for emergency aid for the Lebanese people. The video conference will take place exactly one year after the tragic explosion that ravaged the port of Beirut and caused a lot of casualties. The explosion came on top of institutional and socio-economic crises in Lebanon that have only worsened since then.

  • Press release

    At its meeting on May 25, 2021, the European Council supported equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines and welcomed the leadership of the Covax mechanism in this regard. The EU's goal is to donate at least 100 million doses by the end of the year, as well as to help build local production capacity. In this context, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that Belgium's goal is to donate 4 million doses by the end of 2021.

  • Press release

    Wouter Poels is the new Deputy Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. He succeeds Karl Lagatie who will take up his new role at the Permanent Representation to the United Nations in New York this summer.

  • Press release

    July 30 marks the International Day against Human Trafficking, a global phenomenon that concerns every country in the world, including Belgium. Human trafficking can take many forms, such as sexual or economic exploitation, and even involve the sale of organs. However, it always bereaves victims of their human dignity and places them in unbearable, humiliating and degrading situations.

  • Press release

    At the Global Education Summit on July 28 and 29 in London, with the theme "Raise your hand," Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy Meryame Kitir announced a Belgian contribution to the 2021-2025 work plan of Global Partnership for Education. GPE is an international fund that promotes universal access to education for both girls and boys and is currently active in some 90 countries.

  • Press release

    Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Tunisia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism of Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and a sharp increase in hospitalizations. The country has informed its European partners of specific needs to help it cope with this situation, including in terms of vaccines. The vaccination rate remains very low in the country and the authorities are trying to accelerate the vaccination campaign.

  • Statement

    We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, whose countries comprise the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), today mark the seventh anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members. Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones.