Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in South Africa

Belgium in South Africa

Welcome to our website

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.

For a Belgian experience in South Africa, visit https://experiencebelgiuminsa.co.za/If you are a Belgian with a hospitality business in South Africa, contact us (pretoria@diplobel.fed.be) with information about your company so you can be featured on this website.


As from 23 May 2022 the ban on all non-essential travel to Belgium has been lifted. Passengers from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Eswatini are free to travel to Belgium.

The following requirements for entry into Belgium have also expired:

  • Submission of a vaccination, test or recovery certificate.
  • Testing on day 1 and 7, and quarantine.
  • Submission of the Passenger Locater Form (PLF).


!!Normal visa requirements for entry still apply.

!!You are not allowed to travel when in quarantine or isolation.

!!Always check with your airline and/or travel agency about their travel regulations and flights to and from the country you travel to.

!!Countries will be classified as very high risk should a new covid variant of concern emerge within their territory. The restrictive measures will apply to very high risk countries, however, there are currently no very high risk countries.

More info here https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.


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 Vaccination of Belgians abroad (Covid-19) | FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (belgium.be). 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!



20 Mar

From 22 to 27 March 2023, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Belgians will pay a state visit to South Africa.

18 Mar

Belgium welcomes the renewal, on 18 March 2023, of the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI), signed on 22 July 2022 by the United Nations, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.

17 Mar

During her working visit to Uganda, Caroline Gennez, Minister of Development Cooperation, evaluated the results of the Belgian international cooperation programme in Uganda.

09 Mar

After 22 days of being operated by Belgian medical personnel, B-FAST's field hospital in Kirikhan was donated to Türkiye on 9 March.

08 Mar

This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by all United Nations member states.