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 01, 2021. In addition, following the withdrawal of Japan from the European list published on Re-open EU, Japan has become 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.

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.

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.


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. 


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.



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