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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New entry requirements for Belgium from the 25.12.2020 for travelers coming from a “red zone” countries as referred to in the following list https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/covid_table

 On the 23rd of December, Myanmar,  Lao and Cambodia are included in this list of red zone countries, Thailand is not. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended to keep a close eye on the evolution of this list before travelling.

We bring to your attention that, from the 25th of December 2020, it is compulsory for  the people who do not reside in Belgium, from the age of 12 and regardless of their nationality, to submit a negative PCR covid test result taken maximum 72 hours before entry into the Belgian territory. The carrier with which you will travel, will be responsible for the control of the test results upon boarding. In case that you do not hold a negative test result, the carrier will not allow you on board.  

No matter where you live, we invite you to follow carefully the recommendations of the local authorities and to adopt protecting gestures. The measures are being taken  depending on the evolution of  the current health situation and therefore, are subject to change at any time.

 

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.

 

Travelling to Belgium from a country considered safe by Belgium:

There are no longer any specific travel restrictions for people residing in Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Rwanda, New Zealand, Uruguay and Thailand. From now on, all types of visa applications from Thailand (same conditions as before) can be submitted. Regardless of whether or not the traveler is subject to visa requirements, all travelers must be able to prove that they meet the Schengen entry requirements when arriving at the Schengen external borders by means of the necessary documents.

Furthermore, before travelling, passengers must fill out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in all situations described on it. Upon arrival, they will also have to respect the sanitary measures taken by Belgium. Therefore, they must keep updated on the evolution of the health situation in Belgium on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.

 

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

On September 30, 2020, the Thai Government officially approved a grace period until October 31, 2020 for persons in Thailand in temporary visa status (and this for all visa types) to depart the country. This measure was published in the Royal Thai Gazette. The grace period further extends the automatic visa extension that was first announced in late March due to Covid-related travel difficulties.

According to information on the website of the Thai Immigration, it was further possible to extend any visa with 60 days providing one applied before 1/11/2020.

 

The Embassy of Belgium will not issue any support letters for visa extensions. 

 

For more information about applying for Thai visa extensions, please visit www.immigration.go.th or contact a Thai Immigration Bureau.

Informative websites on Covid-19

We recommend you to regularly consult:

News

30 Dec

Tomorrow, 31 December, Belgium's sixth mandate in the UN Security Council (VNVR) will come to an end. Two and a half years ago, our country had received the support of no less than 181 countries to sit at the table of the most important body for international peace and security for two years. During those two years, Belgium has been active on all the dossiers on the agenda of this body.

23 Dec

Belgium is supporting the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria with a contribution of 2 million euros, in response to the organization's 2020 call for contributions for the country. The ICRC's action is essential and its neutral and independent humanitarian approach, in accordance with the mandate given by the States, makes it a key player in the protection and assistance to the populations affected by the conflict in Syria.

22 Dec

No country in the world will be safe from COVID-19 as long as not all countries are safe. That is why the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir is making 4 million euros available for the COVAX initiative. COVAX is a global collaboration with governments and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are available and accessible to all countries worldwide.

18 Dec

On Thursday December 17 and Friday December 18, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès held successive bilateral meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, H.E. Ara Aivazian, and her counterpart of Azerbaijan, H.E. Jeyhun Bayramov, on the occasion of their visit to Brussels and in the margins of the partnership dialogue with the European Union. 

17 Dec

Since 2016 Belgium has been supporting the stabilization and reconstruction effort in Iraq, as part of our country's holistic approach to the fight against terrorism.