Embassy of Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Belgium in the Republic of Korea

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TRAVELLING TO BELGIUM

**IMPORTANT**: Non-essential journeys to Belgium are no longer prohibited for persons who have their main residence in South Korea.

Travelers from Korea are recommended to have a negative COVID test based on a test taken at the earliest 72 hours before departure for Belgium, for fear of being refused to board by some airline companies while in transit. For more information on the PCR test, please consult: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/ -->Transport and International --> “When should I have a negative test result to travel to Belgium?”

The Passenger Locator Form must be filled out, at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium. Based on the answers of the form, you may receive a text message from the Belgian authorities, in which case you must quarantine and get tested. Anyone who does not respect the obligation risks a fine of at least 250 euros.

For more information, please refer to: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ “Travelling from and to other countries” --> ”I do not live in Belgium”.

We do not accept visa inquiries by phone. After referring to the contents of the website, please contact the Visa/Consular Section by email for any further questions at: consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be

Online appointments for visa application can be made through the relevant visa page on our website. Please wear a mask when entering the embassy and follow the required Corona prevention measures. Those who have symptoms such as fever and coughing are restricted from entering the embassy.

TRAVELLING TO KOREA

Currently, all incoming travelers to Korea must apply for a visa at the Korean Embassy in Belgium and stay in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. If you do not have your own place to stay, you will have to stay in a government facility, which costs around EUR 100 per day.

Foreign nationals residing in Korea have to have two documents upon (re-)entering the Korean territory (documents will be requested upon arrival in Seoul but airlines may require them upon boarding):

1) Return authorization. This authorization must be obtained before departure from Korea from the Korean Immigration Service. Foreign nationals leaving Korea without a return authorization will have their ARC canceled and will need to apply for a new long-stay visa from the Korean Embassy in the country in which they are staying to return to Korea.

2) Negative PCR test. Since January 8th, 2021, all foreign passengers arriving in the Republic of Korea must provide proof of negative COVID 19 PCR test issued within 72 hours before departure. The original PCR test result in English or Korean language must be shown in order to board the plane, and must be submitted upon arrival.

For further clarifications concerning these new rules, you can always contact the Korean Immigration Service (English Tel. 1345)

Additional precautions travelers should take to avoid a coronavirus infection include wearing a mask in public places and proper hand washing with disinfectants. Those who use public transport are encouraged to wear a mask.

For all questions related to the Corona virus, travelers to Korea can contact the number 1339. (Option 4 connects you with a translation service for service in English). You can find the latest situation on the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.go.kr/cdc_eng/

Belgians and their families residing in South Korea for an extended period, even if their stay is only temporary or if they remain domiciled in Belgium, are invited to register with the embassy. Travelers, visiting Korea on vacation or on a business trip, can inform the embassy of their trip at www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be

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For information on EU research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and prepraredness for other outbreaks, click here.

 
Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the Republic of Korea and would like to register with the Embassy in Seoul? Did you lose your identity card or your passport while you were travelling through the Republic of Korea as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in the Republic of Korea, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

 

News

05 May

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will represent Belgium today at the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council. She will speak on behalf of the Federal State and the federated entities. Belgium's human rights policy will be reviewed for the third time since 2011.

28 Apr

Belgium has decided to provide emergency aid to India, which is facing a particularly virulent wave of COVID-19. This aid consists of 9000 vials of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug used in the treatment of COVID-19. These vials come from the strategic stock of the FPS Public Health. This emergency aid will leave in principle this Friday April 30.

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.