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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In order  to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) the Belgian authorities have decided to introduce a ban on travel for non-essential purposes (recreational, tourism, etc.) to and from Belgium.

The different measures which apply on the Belgian territory can be found on https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/.

These measures apply until 18 April 2021.

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.

 

Travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic

 

By the ministerial decree of January 26, 2021, the Belgian government has prohibited non-essential travel to Belgium from January 27 to April 18, 2021, for travellers who have their main residence abroad. https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/International%20travels.aspx

Mandatory Passenger Locator Form for travel to Belgium

All travellers to Belgium are obliged to complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF) – online or PDF in all the situations described on the PLF and carry the proof of introduction of the completed PLF or a copy of the completed PLF with them throughout the journey to the final destination in Belgium and for the next 48 hours.

https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

Mandatory Sworn Statement

All travellers having the nationality of EU / Schengen member state or having their main residence in EU / Schengen member state, or having their main residence in a 3rd country considered safe by Belgium (Australia, South Korea, Rwanda, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand) are obliged to fill in the sworn statement - online or PDF prior to the trip, to sign and carry it with them during the entire trip.

https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/essential-travel-sworn-statement

Mandatory Essential Travel Certificate

All travellers from a territory classified as a red zone on the website of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs in the context of the COVID-19 crisis such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are obliged to be in possession of an essential travel certificate, delivered by a Belgian diplomatic or consular post except the holder of a valid C visa delivered after 18 March 2020 / the holder of a valid D visa.

Mandatory Negative Test Result

All travellers, from the age of 6, arriving on Belgian territory from a territory classified as a red zone on the website of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs in the context of the COVID-19 crisis such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and not having their main residence in Belgium, must have a negative test result based on a test carried out at the earliest 72 hours prior to departure to Belgian territory.

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

17 Apr

Today, Belgium is sending 760,000 masks to Conakry via the emergency aid mechanism B-FAST. In doing so, our country is responding to the request for aid that Guinea submitted to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) as part of the fight against COVID-19. Like the rest of the world, Guinea has been affected by the pandemic. However, the health situation is further complicated by a measles epidemic, an epidemic of yellow fever and recently also some new Ebola infections which together put an enormous strain on the medical facilities.

16 Apr

In the margins of the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Belgium, together with some other partners, organized an event on fair access to regulated medicines in Covid-times.

15 Apr

From today onwards, Belgium will chair the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on emerging technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, the so-called “Killer Robots”. This group of experts, which meets within the framework of the Convention on certain conventional weapons in Geneva, aims to clarify the legal, technological and military issues raised by these new technologies, mainly with regard to respect for international humanitarian law.

13 Apr

Today, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announces the figures for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the past year. The most important donors for international cooperation are represented in this Development Assistance Committee.

12 Apr

Five months after the start of the conflict in Tigray, more and more testimonies about extreme violence are coming forward. Therefore, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir has decided to increase the funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by four million euros specifically for the reception and protection of victims.