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 

The Belgian government has banned non-essential travel from January 27 to April 30, 2021. In addition, Japan is a “red zone” for Belgium. As a result, the following measures now apply for all essential travel from Japan:

1. Sworn Statement 

  • Mandatory for travelers who have Belgian nationality or the nationality of one of the countries of the EU or the Schengen area.
  • Mandatory for travelers residing in Belgium or in one of the countries of the EU or the Schengen area.

or an  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.

> Directory of PCR testing centers in Japan (PDF): Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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. 

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.

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

13 Apr

Today, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announces the figures for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the past year. The most important donors for international cooperation are represented in this Development Assistance Committee.

12 Apr

Five months after the start of the conflict in Tigray, more and more testimonies about extreme violence are coming forward. Therefore, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir has decided to increase the funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by four million euros specifically for the reception and protection of victims.

01 Apr

On Thursday 1 April, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès spoke with her counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The two ministers reviewed the bilateral and regional cooperation, including between the Benelux countries and the Baltic States, of which they each hold the Presidency. Finally, the two ministers discussed several international issues on the European agenda, notably Belarus, China and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 Mar

On March 30, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès co-chaired with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken a virtual ministerial meeting of the International Coalition to defeat Daesh. This meeting in restricted format brings together the 32 States and international organizations most involved in its action.

30 Mar

On the occasion of the fifth Brussels Conference on Syria ('Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region'), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir announced today 18 million euro in additional humanitarian aid for the Syrian people. They stressed that a permanent solution to the conflict is only possible if all parties involved take responsibility and return to credible diplomatic negotiations.