Embassy and Consulate of Belgium in Vietnam

Belgium in Vietnam

COVID-19

Information on the Coronavirus is regularly updated in Dutch and French.

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 Opening hours to the general public

The embassy is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30pm to 4pm and can be reached by phone at +84 24 393 461 79 
We also answer your questions via email at hanoi@diplobel.fed.be.
Emergency number outside the opening hours: +84 91 322 15 00

 Visa for Belgium

Effective 01 July 2020, the Belgian Visa Application Center in Vietnam will be re-opened for visa applications and legalizations (http://www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/Vietnam/index.html):
- Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi: Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Danang: temporarily closed
Please notice that only certain visa categories can be received. For more information: contact the Embassy or VFS. Please click here to book your appointment with VFS.

Calling on ALL BELGIAN TRAVELLERS in Vietnam wishing to return to Belgium

Every passenger to Belgium is obliged to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to travel. On arrival in Belgium, the form must be handed over to the designated authorities at the border. This form can also be completed and sent electronically via https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/ where it is available in Dutch, English, German and French. This is a sanitary measure imposed by the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. Further information can be found on the form itself.

Here you can find a summary of all operating flights OUT of Vietnam. These flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice and depend on the operating airlines.

Due to entry restrictions in Vietnam (passengers are not allowed to enter Vietnam), flights from Europe to Vietnam will not be commercialized until further notice.

If you have questions on how to get back to Belgium or if you wish to subscribe on our mailing list for possible (paid) repatriation flight to Europe please contact hanoi@diplobel.fed.be 

Due to the crisis, tour operators, airlines and hotels are canceling trips, flights and reservations. The FPS Economy, P.M.E., Middle classes and Energy help you at https://bit.ly/SPFEconomieCorona

 

Latest updates from Covid-19 measures in Vietnam

Automatic Extension of Tourist Visa until August 31

Vietnam's Immigration Department has announced that all foreigners who entered Vietnam after March 1 on visa exemptions, e-visas or tourism visas will be given automatic stay extensions at no charge until August 31, 2020. Travellers still in the country should declare their temporary residence to local police, through their landlords or hotels, and must complete Vietnam's online health declaration.

Visitors who entered the country before March 1 may be considered for the extension, provided they can show an official letter from their embassy or consulate stating they were unable to leave the country due to objective reasons. Foreigners who have undergone quarantine or treatment for Covid-19 in Vietnam are also eligible for the extension. They must bring their certification documents to show immigration officials when leaving Vietnam. 

For questions about the new policy, please call Vietnam's Immigration Department at 024 3938 7320.

  • ​​Vietnam lifted its 22-day social distancing directive on April 23. The government advises to wash hands regularly, wear masks in public, and maintain interpersonal distance of at least one meter. Further local restrictions may apply.
  • Most trades and services are back in business. Flights, public transportation, inter-provincial transportation, hotels, monuments, tourism attractions, and government offices have reopened with safety measures in place. 
  • The Ministry of Health recommends to complete the medical declaration form at https://tokhaiyte.vn

Informative websites on Covid-19

We recommend you to regularly consult:

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News

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08 Aug

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17 Jul

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12 Jul

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