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

From  01 July 2020, the Belgian Visa Application Center in Vietnam 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: Open on Monday
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.

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 October 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 October 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.

  • The government advises to wash hands regularly, wear masks in public, and maintain interpersonal distance of at least one meter. Further restrictions may apply locally in the event of a local outbreak.
  • 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

20 Oct

This Tuesday October 20 Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir participates to a ministerial roundtable aimed at mobilizing funding and political commitments to meet the needs in the Central Sahel region, particularly Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

18 Oct

The Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) adopted a Belgian resolution aimed at combating the manufacturing and trafficking of falsified medical products. Trafficking in falsified medicines and medical products is a very lucrative business. This only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the demand for such products has increased exponentially. Globally, the most vulnerable are the first to suffer.

16 Oct

Former Minister Inge Vervotte has been appointed by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as member of the five-member board of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons (UNVTF).

13 Oct

Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of human trafficking, especially women and children. The Trust Fund supports more than 3,500 victims of human trafficking every year through its NGO partners. With a contribution of 2 million euros, Belgium is the largest donor to the Trust Fund.

10 Oct

On the occasion of the 18th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès wishes to underline Belgium's commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.