Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

The embassy has compiled a page with useful information and FAQ's about the Coronavirus crisis. Please check if the answer to your question is on this page before contacting the embassy.

Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic
Are you a Belgian currently stranded abroad? We are doing everything we can to find a solution together with you. View here what you can do yourself (Dutch and French only): https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev/coronavirus-nl / https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev/coronavirus-fr.

The embassy is compiling lists of travellers wanting to return home, see this page.

You can contact us by e-mail on canberra@diplobel.fed.be. Also regularly check our Facebook and Twitter page. We cannot answer phone calls at the moment.

Our team is committed to helping you. By registering on https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be/, you will be kept informed of possible options for returning to Belgium, including commercial flights.

For flights chartered by a country other than Belgium under the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, please note that the number of seats available for Belgian citizens is the exclusive competence of the State that organised this flight. If there are not enough places to return all Belgians who wish to do so, priority will be given to the most vulnerable Belgians (health, serious conditions) or those who travel with very young children.

If you have to stay abroad for longer than expected, you should also know that in many countries there are Belgian expats who share useful tips or temporary solutions in the Facebook group #BelgenVoorElkaar.

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” and would like to register with the Embassy in Canberra? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address. This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands”, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

To provide better consular assistance, we recommend that you register your trip on www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.
 

News

04 Apr

On this international mine awareness day, Belgium reaffirms its unfailing support for the fight against anti-personnel mines, indiscriminate weapons that still cause too many victims around the world today.

03 Apr

A few months ago, the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) launched an application named Wanda, which informs travellers about the health risks they face depending on their destination. With this tool, the Institute wants to reach people who’re travelling abroad at the moment.

03 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will release five million euros for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. These funds will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an international alliance of public and private partners, which intends to accelerate the development of a vaccine against COVID-19. Virologist Peter Piot, one of the founders of CEPI, welcomes the Belgian effort.

01 Apr

Statement by Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden.

14 Mar

Countries around the world are taking action to contain the coronavirus and end the pandemic. Many have put in place mandatory quarantine measures or have closed their borders. As a result normal border crossing can no longer be guaranteed. Many airlines are also drastically reducing the number of flights they offer. Consequently, the risk that Belgian citizens get stuck in a foreign country is becoming a lot higher. We therefore advise against any travel abroad.