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 

Except for urgent matters, the Embassy of Belgium in Hanoi will only receive visitors with confirmed appointment. You are therefore requested to fix an appointment by phone +84 24 3934 6179 or email hanoi@diplobel.fed.be before coming to the Embassy.

We also answer your questions via email at hanoi@diplobel.fed.be.
Emergency number outside the opening hours: +84 91 322 15 00

 

Foreigners over the age 18 can register online for COVID-19 vaccines.

Option One: Directly via the COVID-19 vaccination portal
Option Two: Via the E-health app for phones using Android and iOS that can be downloaded here
Data collected will be transferred to vaccination venues. The venues will screen registrants, confirm their information, and make a list of people to prioritise. Once registered, users will be notified as vaccines become available. They will be given an appointment for screening and will be informed about their vaccination schedule. The registration portal is currently in Vietnamese, but an English version is expected to be launched in the coming weeks.
The vaccination registration portal is administered by the Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health and subject to the laws and regulations of Viet Nam. Please direct any enquiries to your local health authorities. Be aware that being registered on one of those platforms doesn’t necessarily mean you will automatically be vaccinated in the short term. Vietnam is currently struggling with a short supply of vaccines and therefore you will be asked to be patient.
More details: http://ow.ly/DQ0D50FwpHy

 

 Visa for Belgium

The Belgian Visa Application Center in Vietnam 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 - temporary closed due to social distancing measures

Applicants should contact the Embassy for more information.
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.

 

The traveller must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in all the situations described on the PLF and carry the proof of introduction of the completed PLF with him/her throughout the journey to the final destination in Belgium and for the next 48 hours. If it is not possible to obtain such proof, the traveller is required to carry a copy of the completed PLF with him/her throughout the journey to the final destination in Belgium and for the next 48 hours (Entry into force: 21/12/2020).

From 25/12/2020, any traveller, from the age of 6, arriving on Belgian territory, must have a negative test result based on a test carried out 72 hours before departure to Belgian territory. If necessary, the transporter is obliged to check that passengers present a negative test result before boarding. In the absence of a negative test result, the transporter is obliged to refuse boarding.

The traveller has to respect the sanitary measures taken by Belgium. Therefore, he/she must keep updated on the evolution of the health situation in Belgium on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.

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.

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, 2020 on visa exemptions, e-visas or tourism visas will be given automatic stay extensions at no charge until October 31, 2021. 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.

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

13 Oct

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October, Belgium participated alongside nine other Member States and the European Commission in a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to support the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in their defense of the rule of law conditionality mechanism. This mechanism is being challenged before the CJEU by Poland and Hungary.

10 Oct

On the occasion of the 19th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès reaffirms Belgium’s commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

08 Oct

Today, Friday 8 October, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs Sophie Wilmès kicked off the Belgian section of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFEU) - a series of Belgian events that will take place throughout the autumn - at an opening event in the presence of EU Commissioner Didier Reynders.

05 Oct

As in 2019 and in 2020, Belgium is donating 2 million euros to the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for its activities in Iraq and Syria. These funds have been used in recent years for, among others, mine clearance, risk education and victim assistance, thus contributing to alleviating the needs of the civilian population. In Iraq, for example, our contribution helped deploy mixed demining teams, with women and men. Working with these teams allows the deminers to more easily establish contact with local communities and builds trust more quickly.

04 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade Sophie Wilmès is pleased that Belgium is allocating 1,607,508 euros to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the prevention of nuclear proliferation and the strengthening of civil nuclear cooperation.