Embassy of Belgium in Tanzania

Belgium in Tanzania

Welcome to our website !

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Tanzania and would like to register with the Embassy in Dar Es Salaam? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Tanzania as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

Appointment at the Embassy for consular matters and visa only by prior e-appointment.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Tanzania, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

 

IMPORTANT!   

COVID-19 related travel restrictions to and from Belgium

1. In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Belgian authorities strongly discourage international travel to and from Belgium. Always follow the measures applicable in the country of destination and the measures upon your return to Belgium. More information can be found here.

2. If you are a national of the EU/Schengen zone, or have your residence there, you can travel to/from Belgium, although it is strongly discouraged.

3. If you are NOT a national of the EU/Schengen zone, nor have your residence there, you can only travel to Belgium for essential resaons OR with a recognised vaccination certificate. Inform yourself on the requirements for the vaccination certificate and what travel can be considered as essential. In the latter case an essential travel certificate is required and can be delivered by a Belgian diplomatic post in order to certify the essential nature of the travel. More information can be found here.

Additional restrictions apply to travelers coming from very high-risk countries (see point 8).

In addition and as before, every traveler must be in possession of the documents required to enter the Schengen area (visa).

4. Every traveler to Belgium needs to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

5. Check with your airline if you need to perform a pre-departure PCR test / antigen rapid test (depends on your residence, origin/transit/destination country).

6. Check the quarantine and testing requirements in Belgium.

7. Check requirements in any other country on our travel advice. We can also recommend this website with all the measures in EU member states and an updated EU list of safe countries ("white list").

8. IMORTANT ! Zambia and Malawi designated as very high risk areas.

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 : Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. From 28 November 2021 on, persons who 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

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.

For further information you can contact us by email on DarEsSalaam.consular@diplobel.fed.be or by phone on (+255) 222 112 688.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and travel advice.

 

News

06 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant a voluntary contribution of 400,000 euros to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for a programme to combat illicit arms trafficking in North Macedonia. Illicit arms trafficking from the Balkans remains a major concern for Belgium in order to ensure security in Europe and the region.

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.