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As of 1 July 2020, in accordance with European Recommendation 9208/20, the Belgian government has taken measures regarding the gradual reopening of its borders. 


As of September 25, 2020, the restriction on essential travel no longer applies to residents of Japan. Anyone residing in Japan can now enter Belgium as long as they meet immigration and visa requirements. Thus, nationals subject to the visa requirement (for short or long stay) who reside in Japan and who wish to travel to Belgium are invited to consult the updated information on this page.

Kindly check the Types of Visas and the Steps to Apply for the latest information regarding your visa application.

Mandatory sanitary measures for travelers from Japan

  1. Passenger Locator Form: anyone entering Belgium is obliged to complete the online "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" within 48 hours prior to travel. You will need to show the printed document in order to be able to board your airplane. On arrival in Belgium, the form must be handed over to the designated authorities at the border. This is a sanitary measure imposed by the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety, and Environment. Further information can be found on the form itself.
  2. PCR-Test: Not mandatory.
  3. Quarantine: Not mandatory. 

FPS Public Health: Covid-19 FAQ

  • What measures apply when traveling from and to countries outside the European Union, the Schengen zone, and the United Kingdom?
  • When should I fill in a "Public Health Passenger Locator Form”?
  • What does 'quarantine' mean?
  • When should travelers from abroad self-isolate?


Do you live in Japan and need a visa to go to Belgium for private/professional/academic purposes? Find all the necessary information about the visa application procedure on our visa pages:

Important notice on Covid-19 prevention measures at the Visa Desk

Exemption from a C Visa 

Steps to apply

Types of Visas

Frequently Asked Questions 

FAQ: Impact of COVID-19



    Information on the GDPR

    General Data Protection Regulation. Information to be provided to applicants concerning the processing of personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) provided upon short stay visa applications

    Privacy statement. Processing of personal data in the context of a visa application