Embassy of Belgium in Israel

Belgium in Israel

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Travel to Belgium :

Latest information on travel to Belgium from Israel. They are subject to change. Please consult the mentioned websites which are frequently updated. Non-essential travel to Belgium (including from Israel) is strongly discouraged for Belgians, Europeans and residents of Israel (coming from Israel). They are nevertheless possible if travelers have a valid vaccination certificate (= Israeli or Belgian certificate) (= more than 15 days after the second injection of a vaccine recognized by the European Union).

1. The Covid vaccination certificates issued in Israel are now recognized by Belgium from 01.09.2021.

2. Only travelers residing in Israel who are holders of Covid certificates:
- valid (= at least 15 days after the second dose)
- issued in Israel (or elsewhere)
- recognized by the European Union (Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxzevria / Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Covishield)
are allowed to travel to Belgium without producing an essential travel certificate, even if their travel is not essential and even if Belgium continues to advise against non-essential travel.

3. Travelers who do not have a valid Covid certificate must obtain an essential travel certificate to travel to Belgium. This certificate is issued by the Embassy after verification that travel is essential.

4. As Belgium now considers Israel as “red” at the Covid level. It means that :
- A PCR test must be carried out 72 hours before the departure flight for Belgium.
- Quarantine and two PCR tests must be carried out on arrival in Belgium.
- More precise information concerning the quarantine (its duration) and the PCR tests in Belgium are communicated following submission of the PLF form or can be obtained from the website below: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en

5. For more information on the measures to be taken during a trip to Belgium (quarantine, Covid test, vaccination, etc.), consult:
https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/
https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
For more questions on this subject, send them to the contacts mentioned in the websites.

6. Note 1: when traveling to Belgium, it is necessary to take into account the health regulations which emanate from three authorities:
- country of destination (Belgium),
- country of departure (Israel),
- airline company.

7. Note 2: for Belgians who have a:
- valid Israeli vaccination certificate,
- Belgian national register number,
- doctor in Belgium,
The Belgian doctor in Belgium can be contacted to check whether it is possible to have the Israeli vaccination certificate registered in Belgium.

Attention: access to the Consulate  only with confirmed appointment  In case of emergencies you can contact us by email: consulate.telaviv@diplobel.fed.be  

 

Due to the health crisis, the following changes have been made to the operation of the Consulate:

  • All visits to the Consulate must be by appointment, also for procedures that were done without an appointment before (withdrawal of documents, legalisation, ...). 
  • Picking up a passport, ID or documents without an appointment =  only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 08.30 – 09.30.
  • Appointments for requests of passports + ID can be made on our website .  Do not go to the Consulate without an explicitly confirmed appointment.
  • The Consulate will process all possible files by e-mail:
  • Do send all requested documents separately, titled PDF files. Not in PDF or incomplete? Your file cannot be processed.
  • Size of the email : no larger than 10MB. Are the files bigger, send them over several emails
  • Please send the documents:
    • Once your file is complete
    • All together, on the same day         
  • If birth, marriage, divorce certificate or other documents consist out of several pages, make sure they are scanned into 1 PDF file (including apostille, translations,…)
  • Title of the email: mention the family name, first name and date of birth of the person concerned
  • Rest of the email: explain in detail the purpose of the email.

 

This will notably be the case for the following procedures, which can be launched by email, without traveling to the Consulate:

  • Registration request, including the first registration of a child: you send us, by e-mail, a scanned copy of all the required documents.
  • Request for a consular attestation: you send us, by e-mail, a scanned copy of the completed and signed request form. As soon as the attestation is ready, an appointment will be made to withdraw the attestation and pay the consular fee.
  • Request to update your marital status: you send us, by e-mail, a scanned copy of the required documents. 
  • Life certificate request: processed entirely by e-mail. Click here for information.
  • Special nationality files: you send us, by e-mail, a scanned copy of the required documents. 
  • You will be invited to respect specific rules of health prudence during your visit to the Consulate. Click here to find out what they are. You will be reminded of them upon confirmation of the appointment. You are asked to respect them strictly, for the wellbeing of all.

 

Coronavirus COVID19 epidemic

Please check the FPS Foreign Affairs' facebook page: diplomatie.belgium

You can check the travel advice on Israel in French or in Dutch.

Please do not come to the Consulate in you have symptoms of the infection.

 

 Brussels
Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Israel. Belgian nationals will find detailed information on passports, identity cards, nationality under “Consular services”. An overview of the diplomatic and economic relations between Belgium and Israel as well as information on the Jewish community of Belgium can be found under “Belgium-Israel”. If you wish to travel to Belgium, you will discover all the treasures our country has to offer. In addition to local events, this website will also keep you updated on Belgian foreign policy, through daily press releases. We wish you a pleasant and fruitful visit!

 

News

23 Sep

On Thursday 23 September, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will co-chair a high-level event with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the impact of COVID-19 on children. This event is organised in the margins of the UN General Assembly, in cooperation with Niger and the NGO Save the Children.

23 Sep

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

22 Sep

On Wednesday September 22, Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir visited the port of Beirut, severely damaged by explosions in August 2020. This was the first visit of a Belgian minister since the explosion in Beirut. She had the opportunity to pay her respects and lay a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the victims, along with members of the family of a Belgian-Lebanese victim. With this gesture, Minister Kitir wished to express her condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims of this tragic event.

22 Sep

Belgium strongly condemns the coup attempt in Omdurman and reiterates its full support for the people of Sudan and their transitional government. It calls for the respect of the Juba Peace Agreements, signed on 31 August 2020. 

20 Sep

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly will open in New York on 20 September, under the theme "Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations."