Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in South Africa

Belgium in South Africa

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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to South Africa and would like to register with the Embassy in Pretoria or the Consulate General in Cape Town? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through South Africa 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 South Africa, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.


Following information on a new Corona virus variant, Belgian authorities have decided to consider, as from 28 November, the following countries as very high risk areas : South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

From 28 November 2021 on, persons that visited one of these 9 countries at any given time in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Belgium. A number of exceptions apply, inter alia for Belgian nationals or permanent residents in Belgium. The full list of exemptions can be found here: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/countries-with-high-risk/

Travelers who are allowed to travel to Belgium, need to take into account the following restrictions and measures before they travel and upon arrival in Belgium:

• They need to fill in the Passenger Location Form (PLF), regardless of the means of travel or the duration of their stay in Belgium or abroad.

• If they do not have their main residence in Belgium, they need to have a negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours before arriving in Belgium.

• All travelers (residents and non-residents) will have to undergo a PCR test on day 1 and day 7 and will have to respect a quarantaine of 10 days.

• All measures and restrictions (tests/quarantine) apply to all travelers, including those that have been fully vaccinated.

• When travelling, travelers will have to take into account measures applicable in transit countries.

All these conditions apply in addition to our normal regulations for entry into Belgian territory.


As part of the roll-out of the vaccination campaign in Belgium, the Interministerial Conference on Public Health, on the proposal of the Vaccination Task Force, has also set guidelines for access to vaccination in Belgium for Belgians living abroad. More information about this option can be found at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/vaccination_belgians_abroad. Also read the most recent information here and keep following us on social media. Belgians registered at our embassy / consulate / diplomatic office will also be contacted personally by email.


The situation can change from one minute to the next. You can find up to date travel advice on the following websites:

Please follow up these following websites as well:

Also consult the information privided by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp:

In order to assist you to the best of our abilities, please register on https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be



Immigration Rules: South Africa introduced new immigration rules as from 26 May 2014: www.dha.gov.za or contact the South African Embassy in Brussels - publicdiplomacy@southafrica.be or www.southafrica.be. Your passport has to be valid at least 30 days AFTER departure from South Africa and needs to have at least 2 unused pages for entry/exit stamps or visa. Read more...

South African IMMIGRATION RULES // Temporary (handwritten) Belgian passports not accepted to enter South Africa

Please note that temporary (handwritten) Belgian passports are not accepted to enter South Africa, unless in the case of a proven life threatening medical emergency situation!



02 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant 300,000 euros to the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.

25 Nov

25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

22 Nov

Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.

18 Nov

Earlier this month, a fuel truck exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 100 people were killed and more than 100 injured, with many people suffering from severe burns. Following the accident, Sierra Leone submitted a request for assistance to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, including a specific request for medical equipment.

06 Nov

Joint Statement on the release of the OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation,  signed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.