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: email@example.com
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. All registered foreigners who plan to leave and re-enter Korea within their length of authorized stay must apply for a Return authorization at least 4 days before their scheduled departure date through the website www.hikorea.go.kr. 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