Embassy and Consulate of Belgium in Turkey

Belgium in Turkey

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COVID-19 - Adaptation of the functioning of the Embassy and the Consulate General

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions decided by local authorities have an impact on the functioning of the Embassy and the Consulate General.

Consult the page of the Embassy and the page of the Consulate General for contact details. To contact our services, e-mails are preferred.

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We thank you for your understanding.

 

COVID-19 - Travel Restrictions
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has many consequences, including for travels between Belgium and Turkey.
 

Travelling to Belgium

  1. Until further notice, non-essential travel to Belgium by persons who do not hold EU or Schengen citizenship and reside in a third country ( for ex. Turkey) remains prohibited. Only travelers who can demonstrate an essential reason for traveling can receive a C-visum or a travel permit allowing them to travel to Belgium. More information on essential travel: https://dofi.ibz.be/en/themes/covid-19/international-travels
  2. Currently, The European Union ( and therefore Belgium) does not recognize vaccination certificates from third countries, even for vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency. In practice, people residing in Turkey and fully vaccinated in Turkey can make a trip to Belgium if deemed essential ( see point 1) but under the same conditions as people who have not yet been vaccinated. They must show a negative PCR test (<72 hours), complete a Passenger Locator Form, and follow the testing  and quarantine instructions they will receive.
  3. Contact your airline company to check whether you are required to present a PCR-test (<72 hours) or a rapid antigen test before departure. (depending on your residence, origin, transit or destination)
  4. Check the quarantine and self-isolation measures in Belgium
  5. Consult the Frequently Asked Questions (in French or Dutch) for more information.
 
Stay informed
 
For the latest information, please check regularly:
We regularly update these documents with the latest information available to us.
 
If you have any further questions, you can contact us by e-mail at ankara@diplobel.fed.be or istanbul@diplobel.fed.be. You can also regularly visit our Facebook page.

 

News

22 Jul

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Tunisia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism of Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and a sharp increase in hospitalizations. The country has informed its European partners of specific needs to help it cope with this situation, including in terms of vaccines. The vaccination rate remains very low in the country and the authorities are trying to accelerate the vaccination campaign.

12 Jul

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Namibia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism for Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. In recent weeks, Namibia has been facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and an increase in hospitalizations. This situation is leading to an important need for protective equipment.

01 Jul

In 1995, an ambitious agreement was reached on twelve domains for action to promote the rights of women and girls - the "Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action". Since then, many initiatives and concrete policy measures have been taken to implement the Platform for Action. Over the years, Belgium has been actively working, both domestically and internationally, to promote gender equality.

29 Jun

The thirtieth Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was held in Brussels, under Belgian chairmanship, from 22 to 25 June 2021. The NSG is a multilateral regime aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

28 Jun

Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir is going to Geneva from June 28 to 30. She will meet with several multilateral partner organizations active in the fields of human rights, health, humanitarian aid and migration. Itclude meetings with the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Director-General of ILO, Guy Ryder, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima, the Director-General of IOM, Antonio Vitorino, and the CEO of GAVI (Vaccine Alliance), Seth Berkley.