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Mandatory form for travel to Belgium

From August, 1st, all persons travelling to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here.

From 26 September 2020, residents from Australia and New Zealand may travel to Belgium under the same conditions as before the Covid crisis. This means that travel no longer needs to be essential, and the Embassy of Belgium can now accept all visa applications.

Please note that the crucial factor is not nationality, but residence. Therefore you would need to carry proof of your residence in Australia/New Zealand, such as your visa information, your driver’s licence and a 1-4 months old electricity or telephone bill with your Australian /New Zealand address on it

For further information please refer to the updates on the website of the Immigration Office: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/Travel-to-Belgium.aspx


Please check the official travel advice by the Australian and New Zealand governments since you are required to request and gain permission to leave Australia.

Both Australia and New Zealand have very strict conditions that have to be met for (re-)entry into their country. If you hold a temporary visa, or even a permanent visa, please check whether you are allowed re-entry into the country. Travellers coming back into Australia/New Zealand may have to go in quarantine for 2 weeks, at their own expense.

Be mindful that new Covid outbreaks can severely impact your travel, and that repatriation cannot be relied on in case commercial flights are cancelled or borders are closed.

Therefore the Embassy strongly recommends you consider all conditions on leaving and coming back to Australia or New Zealand before you decide to travel to Belgium.  It is your responsibility to ensure you meet all criteria imposed by Australia or New Zealand.

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