Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in China

Belgium in China

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

Due to the closing of the borders between China and Mongolia, the consular services are hindered in its normal functioning. Please contact us for further information at beijing.consular@diplobel.fed.be.

Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Important update for persons travelling to Belgium

From Sunday 8 January 2023, China is scaling back most COVID-19 measures and travel restrictions. This means there may be an increase in international travellers from China. At present, the risk to Belgium is estimated to be small and there are no indications that a new variant is developing. However, it is important that we monitor this closely and tighten our control. Belgium is taking several measures to this end, aligning itself as much as possible with the European recommendations.

Concrete measures

Travellers departing from China to Belgium on a direct flight should present a negative COVID-19 test (RAT or PCR) taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. This is mandatory from Monday 9/01/2023.

Passengers coming from China may be checked for their test result.

Saturday 7/01/2023 we started with the separate collection and surveillance of wastewater from direct flights from China to Brussels Airport. The wastewater will be analysed via genome sequencing to detect any new variants. The results of this pilot project will be evaluated.

Belgium will also apply genomic sequencing to positive tests of symptomatic persons (> 6 years) who have been in China in the past 7 days and visit a doctor or pharmacist.

Non-essential travel to China is discouraged. Travellers with immune deficiency problems are also advised against travelling to China.

People who do travel to China are advised to get up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Wearing a FFP2 mask throughout the trip and stay is strongly recommended.

These measures will be evaluated and may be scaled up if the situation requires it.

Please check if there are restrictions or conditions for traveling imosed by the airline company, the airport authorities in China or the Chinese border authorities.


26 Jan

On Thursday 26 January 2023, the charter of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders, which was kept in the Benedictine Abbey of Messines (Mesen) in West Flanders, and which had disappeared at the beginning of the First World War, was officially handed over to the State Archives of Belgium. The charter had resurfaced at The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City (The Met) in December 2016. In early 2020, The Met agreed return this precious document, which is part of our cultural heritage, to Belgium.

19 Jan

Belgium will send 3,000 tons of salt to Ukraine to deice public roads in the current winter conditions.

12 Jan

In 2023, the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is recruiting to strengthen its services, both in Brussels and abroad.

18 Dec

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Belgian nationals visiting Iran to leave the country as soon as possible in view of the increased risk of arbitrary detention in the light of the current deterioration of the security situation throughout Iran.