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.
To Belgium (for residents of Japan)
IMPORTANT: For information on the latest sanitary measures to be followed by all travelers to Belgium, go to Visa for Belgium
In compliance with European Recommendation 9208/20, the Belgian government has taken specific measures for the gradual reopening of its borders.
There are currently no restrictions on non-essential travel to Belgium for residents of Japan.
Immigration Office: Travel to and from Belgium
FPS Foreign Affairs: Travelling abroad
For visa related matters for non-Belgians to Belgium: Visa for Belgium
More detailed information on the website of the Belgian Crisis Center: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
>Can I travel to Belgium from abroad: https://centredecrise.be/fr/news/gestion-de-crise/questions-relatives-au-franchissement-de-nos-frontieres
Brussels Airport: https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/the-impact-of-the-coronavirus
Traveling back to Japan
The Japanese government has taken temporary measures concerning travelers from Belgium (also applicable for travelers from more than 100 other countries, including European countries and the United States among others: https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus):
- Ban on entry to the territory for travelers who come from Belgium (*) or who have stayed in Belgium in the past 14 days (measure entered into force on 27 March 2020). (*) The measure also applies to travelers from many other countries: https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus
- Abolition of the visa exemption for short stays (stays of less than 90 days) for Belgians: all Belgians must first apply for a visa at the Japanese embassy in Brussels (measure entered into force on 21 March 2020).
- 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. A new application will have to be submitted to the Japanese embassy in Brussels (measure entered into force on March 21, 2020).
In principle, access to Japanese territory is refused to any non-Japanese national who has visited Belgium or one of these countries in the last 14 days. However, on September 25, 2020, the Japanese government decided to authorize entry into the territory from October 1, 2020, to nationals of the abovementioned countries, who wish to move to Japan for business or studies in particular, and who have obtained a Certificate of Eligibility, provided that the host entity (company for example) ensures compliance with the sanitary measures in force (test prior to travel, compliance with the isolation period, etc.).
Return to Japan
As of September 1st, foreign residents in Japan who wish to leave the country on that date may return if they possess a valid return permit and submit to certain procedures. Namely, they must obtain a "Receipt for Request for Return" from an Immigration Services Agency before leaving Japan according to the procedure established by the Ministry of Justice in this document: http://www.moj.go.jp/content / 001327551.pdf. This procedure can be carried out by e-mail. These travelers must provide a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours before departure to Japan according to the format in point 5 of the above document. They will also have to submit to a PCR test and a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Japan.
All foreign residents who left Japan before August 31 with a valid return permit may return starting from September 1, provided they apply for a "Re-entry Confirmation Letter" at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate. Please consult the official website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001074.html. These travelers must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of return to Japan using the format indicated on the link. They will also have to undergo a PCR test on arrival in Japan and submit to a 14-day quarantine.
For further questions, please contact the Japanese Immigration Service: Adjudication Division, Immigration Department, Immigration Services Agency - Tel: (Operator) 03-3580-4111 (Ext. No. 2796)
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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.