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

The external borders of the Schengen area are closed for non-essential trips by third-country nationals. For Belgian / Schengen visas, please note that only urgent and necessary visa applications will be processed. Only for urgent or important cases, it is possible to request an appointment directly at the embassy via the following email address: hanoi@diplobel.fed.be. Click here for more information about COVID-19 impact on travel to Belgium. More detailed information on the scope of the restrictions can be found on the website of the European Union.

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

    Special flights to Frankfurt from Hanoi by Vietnam Airlines

    • Date: Wednesday 3 June
    • There is maybe another flight on Friday 5 June but this has not been confirmed
    • Cost / ticket from 1000USD: fares may vary depending on the number of seats available on the flight
    • New bagage policy: Check-in baggage is allowed (23kg) and extra weight can be purchased (see https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/en/travel-information/baggage/general-info)
    • Book directly through the Vietnam Airlines website at https://www.vietnamairlines.com, through the Vietnam Airlines office (25 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem dict, Hanoi) or through a travel agency.
    • You must organize the transit to Belgium yourself in advance (by flight, train or car).

    Korea as transit hub: Korea has introduced restrictions on inbound travelers, but these restrictions do not apply to transit passengers. All passengers will undergo fever check at the departure airport. We recommend to book through a travel agent or directly with the operating airlines.

    • 3 commercial flights/week offered by Asiana Airlines from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to Frankfurt via Seoul https://flyasiana.com/
    • 1 commercial flight/week (Wednesday) offered by Korean Air from Ho Chi Minh city to Paris via Seoul https://www.koreanair.com/
    • 3 commercial flights/week offered by KLM from Seoul to Amsterdam

    Belgian citizens can board as long as they can prove that they are going home immediately with a plane ticket, train ticket with the Thalys, or a declaration of honor that their family will pick them up.

    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 June 30

    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 June 30, 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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    Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin on the 20th anniversary of two Protocols to the UN Children's Rights Convention, May 25, 2020.

    22 May

    We regret the announcement by the US Government of its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share their concerns about implementation of the Treaty clauses by Russia.

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    08 May

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo expresses his explicit support for the work carried out by the Red Cross on this International Red Cross Day. He would like to thank each member of the Movement for the partnership that has existed for years and for the mobilization during this coronavirus crisis. Our country is pledging 5 million euros in the fight against Covid-19 to the International Federation of the Red Cross.