Embassy of Belgium in Thailand

Belgium in Thailand

Covid-19 Updates

Information on the Coronavirus is regularly updated in Dutch and French.

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TRAVEL TO BELGIUM FROM 21 JULY 2021

I. Permission to travel to Belgium from third countries

 

Non-essential travel to Belgium is only permitted for individuals who have their primary residence in or the nationality of a member state of the European Union or Schengen area, or have their residence in a third country included in the the EU list.

For countries within the jurisdiction of the Embassy, this means that non-essential travel is prohibited for individuals who do not possess the nationality of an EU- or Schengen country and have their primary residence in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar. Requests for a certificate of essential travel can be made by email to the Embassy at: bangkok.visa@diplobel.fed.be 

 

II. Procedures for travel to Belgium from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand

 

All travellers must fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and indicate where they have stayed during the 14 days previous to arrival in Belgium.

(I) Based on the recommendations of the European Council, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are situated in the red zone. Every person above the age of 12 who travels from one of these countries and does not have his or her primary residence in Belgium, needs to be in possession of:

- OR a negative PCR test, executed not more than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium;

- OR a certificate of vaccination, a test or proof of recovery form Covid-19. A certificate means either the European digital COVID-certificate (obtained in an EU member state) or – in the future – a certificate delivered by a third country that is recognized as equivalent by the European Commission. The recognition of certificates of the four countries concerned is currently being discussed. The information on this website will be updated once more information on the recognition is available.

In practice, in view of the different requirements introduced by airlines and transit countries, we nevertheless also advise travellers with primary residence in Belgium to take a Covid-test maximum 72 hours before arrival in Belgium, in order to avoid problems when boarding.

 

Embassy accessible by appointment only

Visitors whose presence at the embassy is necessary, are requested to make an appointment beforehand.

The Embassy can be reached by telephone from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 4pm and on Friday from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 3pm on +66 2 108 1800.

Consular services:

Appointments for consular matters can be made by selecting the date and time of the appointment on our electronic calendar (E-appointment) by selecting the subject and clicking here (link - use Google Chrome).

If you are having difficulty registering your appointment online, please send us an email to consular.bangkok@diplobel.fed.be indicating the reason for the appointment and the preferred dates / times.
 

Guidelines for visitors:

  • If you have been ill or have had symptoms for the past two weeks, please postpone your visit to the embassy.
  • This also applies if you live with someone who has had symptoms or has recently had contact with someone who has had COVID-19 symptoms. Preferably check your temperature before going to the embassy.
  • Wear a mask.

Use the alcohol gel available at the entrance of the embassy.

 

Visa for Thailand

For information about applying for Thai visa extensions, please visit www.immigration.go.th or contact a Thai Immigration Bureau. The Embassy of Belgium will not issue any support letters for visa extensions. 

For visa applications to Thailand from Belgium, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels : https://www.thaiembassy.be/visa/?lang=en

 

Informative websites on Covid-19

We recommend you to regularly consult:

News

23 Sep

On Thursday 23 September, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will co-chair a high-level event with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the impact of COVID-19 on children. This event is organised in the margins of the UN General Assembly, in cooperation with Niger and the NGO Save the Children.

23 Sep

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

22 Sep

On Wednesday September 22, Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir visited the port of Beirut, severely damaged by explosions in August 2020. This was the first visit of a Belgian minister since the explosion in Beirut. She had the opportunity to pay her respects and lay a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the victims, along with members of the family of a Belgian-Lebanese victim. With this gesture, Minister Kitir wished to express her condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims of this tragic event.

22 Sep

Belgium strongly condemns the coup attempt in Omdurman and reiterates its full support for the people of Sudan and their transitional government. It calls for the respect of the Juba Peace Agreements, signed on 31 August 2020. 

20 Sep

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly will open in New York on 20 September, under the theme "Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations."