Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Japan

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Japan!

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Japan! - 在日ベルギー大使館のサイトにようこそ!

Embassy opening hours

The Belgian Embassy in Tokyo is exceptionally open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., only by appointment.

Please read before visiting our embassy: Covid-19: New Normal at the Embassy

COVID-19: Travel Restrictions

DISCLAIMER: This overview is based on currently available information. This information will be updated regularly. No rights can be derived from this overview.

Coming to Belgium 

From April 19, 2021, new measures apply for travel to and from Belgium:

  1. Non-essential travel abroad from Belgium is no longer prohibited (but strongly discouraged): the Sworn Statement is no longer required.
  2. Non-essential journeys to Belgium are no longer prohibited for persons who have the nationality of / primary residence in a country of the European Union or of the Schengen zone, or who have their primary residence in a third country included on the EU White List: the Sworn Statement is no longer required.
  3. Non-essential journeys to Belgium remain prohibited for persons who do not have the nationality of a country of the European Union or of the Schengen zone, and who have their main residence in a third country that is not included in the EU White List.

However, Japan remains a red zone for Belgium. The following measures, therefore, apply to travelers from Japan:

1. Essential Travel Certificate

  • Mandatory (with some exceptions) for travelers who do not have Belgian nationality or the nationality of one of the countries of the EU or the Schengen area, and who reside in Japan.

2. Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

  • Mandatory for all travelers.

3. PCR test before departure (in Japan)

  • Mandatory for travelers aged 6 and over, who do not reside in Belgium.
  • Recommended for travelers residing in Belgium.

Register of Medical Institutions Issuing COVID-19 Testing Certificates (PDF) on the TeCOT website

4. PCR test after arrival (in Belgium) :

  • Mandatory for travelers residing in Belgium, on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine.
  • Mandatory for travelers who do not reside in Belgium, on day 7 of quarantine.

> Directory of PCR testing centers in Belgium on the website of the Federal Crisis Center: Where can you get tested?

5. Quarantine (7days)

  • Mandatory for all travelers. 

Important: The quarantine and test obligation will be more strictly enforced in Belgium from April 19. Anyone who does not respect the obligation risks a fine of at least 250 euros.

Complete information on the sanitary measures taken by Belgium is published on the website of the Federal Crisis Center and on their FAQ - “International” section.
For more details concerning the essential travel reasons and the measures to follow when entering Belgium and for questions relating to visas for non-Belgians: Coming to Belgium

Traveling (back) to Japan

The Japanese government has taken temporary measures concerning Belgian travelers and/or travelers from Belgium (and many other countries):

  1. Ban on entry to the territory for travelers who come from Belgium or who have stayed in Belgium in the past 14 days*,
  2. Abolition of the visa exemption for short stays (stays of less than 90 days) for Belgians,
  3. Cancellation of long-stay visas (stay of more than 90 days) issued by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium before March 20, 2020, to foreigners who have not yet arrived in Japanese territory.

* Entry of all travelers who have visited India, Pakistan, or Nepal within the previous 14 days, will be forbidden starting from 14 May 2021 (except for Japanese nationals) in an effort to shield Japan from more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus. Further information can be found on the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For more details regarding the specific measures for Belgian residents in Japan, and the exceptions, go to our Covid-19 pages: 2.Restrictions pour les voyages vers le Japon (FR) or 2. Reisbeperkingen naar Japan (NL), as well as the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Attention! From March 5, 2021, travelers from Belgium are required to complete the first 3 days of their quarantine at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. On the third day, they are required to take a PCR-test. If the result of the PCR-test is negative, the travelers can leave the facility to continue their quarantine at their home or hotel.

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<- Building of the Embassy in Tokyo, situated on “Belgium Square” in Kojimachi.
 

Are you moving to Japan or are you going to visit Japan? Please make sure that you read our frequently asked questions about travel to Japan before starting your journey.

日本に移り住む方、あるいは日本へ旅行をする方へ。出発する前に是非このHPの「日本に旅する:よくある質問」及び「渡航者向け情報」をお読みください。

Do you live in Japan? If you are a Belgian citizen, please register with the Embassy, by visiting our consular section in Tokyo or by sending us an e-mail. Also, go to our consular services pages for more information about what we can do for Belgian citizens living in Japan and Japanese citizens who want to come to Belgium. 

日本にお住まいのベルギー人の方へ。在日ベルギー大使館の領事部では在留届けを受け付けています。直接ご来館いただくか、メールまたは電話で届出ができます。また、「領事部案内」のページもご覧ください。日本在住のベルギー人、またこれからベルギーに渡航する日本人にとって有益な情報が掲載されています。

If you are interested in Belgium and would like to study, work or do business in Belgium, please check the latest opportunities in terms of scholarships and executive training, or read some general information about the relations between Belgium and Japan.

日本に関心があり、留学や就労、あるいはビジネスをお考えの方へ。「学術奨学金及びエグゼクティブトレーニング」のページで最新情報をご確認ください。また合わせて「ベルギーと日本の関係」のページもご覧ください。

News

10 May

As we celebrate the 51st anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, we would like to seize this opportunity to stress the quality of the friendly and historical ties between our two countries and express our wish to further enhance them in the future.

05 May

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will represent Belgium today at the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council. She will speak on behalf of the Federal State and the federated entities. Belgium's human rights policy will be reviewed for the third time since 2011.

28 Apr

Belgium has decided to provide emergency aid to India, which is facing a particularly virulent wave of COVID-19. This aid consists of 9000 vials of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug used in the treatment of COVID-19. These vials come from the strategic stock of the FPS Public Health. This emergency aid will leave in principle this Friday April 30.

17 Apr

Today, Belgium is sending 760,000 masks to Conakry via the emergency aid mechanism B-FAST. In doing so, our country is responding to the request for aid that Guinea submitted to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) as part of the fight against COVID-19. Like the rest of the world, Guinea has been affected by the pandemic. However, the health situation is further complicated by a measles epidemic, an epidemic of yellow fever and recently also some new Ebola infections which together put an enormous strain on the medical facilities.

16 Apr

In the margins of the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Belgium, together with some other partners, organized an event on fair access to regulated medicines in Covid-times.