Embassy of Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Belgium in the Republic of Korea

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**IMPORTANT**

Anyone (Belgian and foreign) who flies to Belgium from a country outside the Schengen zone must be in possession of the form "Public Health Passenger Locator Form". This form must be completed before the trip and given to the border officer when you arrive in Belgium. It is a health measure instituted by the Federal Public Service. Please find more information on the form itself and on the Immigration Office website: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/Travel-to-Belgium.aspx

IMPORTANT: 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. IMPORTANT  

For all of you who are residing in Korea on a long-term visa, an important change in rules will apply, as of June 1st. Foreign nationals residing in Korea will now 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) A medical certificate issued within a period not exceeding 48 hours before departure to Korea. This certificate must be written, in English or Korean, signed by a doctor and issued by a medical institution. This certificate must mention the date of the medical examination and the presence or absence of symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, headache, breathing difficulties, muscle aches, pneumonia. You do not need to take a Covid-19 test.

Visa holders A-1 (diplomats),A-2 (official, service), A-3 (Treaties) and F-4 (Koreans abroad) are exempt from these obligations. Foreign nationals who have obtained an Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by a Korean embassy or consulate abroad will be exempt from the medical examination and from the obligation to submit written results of this examination.

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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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

04 Jul

The COVID-19 crisis has shaken up all habits and forced everyone to review certain operating modes. This was also the case for the FPS Foreign Affairs, where teleworking was the rule, even though it had to carry out one of its fundamental tasks: assisting Belgians abroad. Not simple when the crisis was worldwide: “It is as if you had 200 earthquakes and many aftershocks at the same time, including in Belgium”, says Minister Goffin.

02 Jul

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Philippe Goffin (MR) states that: "Following the adoption on 30 June of the European recommendation which gradually authorises non-essential travel from some 15 countries outside the European Union, Belgium has begun consultations with experts from the public services concerned with a view to achieving a cautious reopening of its borders".

02 Jul

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin welcomes the adoption on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 of new conclusions of the Council of the European Union concerning the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Africa, to which Belgium has actively contributed and which will serve as a basis for discussions with a view to redefining our relationship with our African partners.

01 Jul

Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin welcomes the resolution adopted today by the United Nations Security Council in New York on the Covid-19 pandemic. With resolution 2532, the Security Council calls for ninety-day humanitarian ceasefires in all conflict zones around the world to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 Jun

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence Philippe Goffin is pleased that the international conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region', which took place through video conference today, on 30 June 2020, managed to draw attention to the difficult humanitarian situation of the Syrian population and to advocate renewed efforts for a political solution to the conflict in Syria.