Embassy of Belgium in Serbia

Belgium in Serbia

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COVID-update

Serbia and Montenegro are now part of the EU white list of countries that thanks to a more positive epidemiological situation and can be considered for a gradual removal of certain travel restrictions. As a consequence travelers from Serbia and Montenegro will no longer require an ‘essential‘ reason to come to Belgium. The corresponding ‘essential travel certificate’ is abolished. All relevant information is available (in NL, FR, DE, EN) on site https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels.

We remind you that all other Covid precaution measures still have to be adhered to, in function of the color code that Belgium will decide to apply for Serbia and Montenegro. This code can be consulted on webpage https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/colour-codes-by-country.

A quick overview of what these measures entail :

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/ is required for everyone travelling to Belgium (irrespective whether Belgian/EU resident or not/irrespective of country color code); the form is to be filled in 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium by every visitor (air/road/train) aged 16 years and over. Upon correct registration of the document, you will receive an activation code. (When travelling by plane) Boarding for your flight abroad, you will be asked to show the activation code as proof of submission of the form. This means that you must be able to present the code or document at check-in or when boarding the flight abroad.
  • Testing prior to departure: whether or not a (prior) negative PCR test will be required will depend on the color code of the country.
    • If code red:
      • People with residence (permit) in Belgium will not need PCR test prior to departure, but need to be tested upon arrival in Belgium (day 1) and on Day 7 with a mandatory quarantine of 7 days.
      • Non-residents will require (negative) PCR test prior to departure. Whether Belgium is your final destination, or you travel through Belgium with another mode of public transport ( train, bus...), you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test at the moment of your departure before coming to Belgium. The sample may not be older than 72 hours. This rule is applicable from 6 years old. A PCR test is not compulsory for transfer passengers not leaving the transfer zone. A PCR test is not compulsory for people who travel to Belgium by car and stay in Belgium for less than 48 hours.
      • Currently only a Belgian/EU vaccination certificate is recognized by the Belgian Government. Please read https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ for specific rules for travel with a certificate.
    • If code orange or green:
      • A PCR-test or quarantine in Belgium is not necessary. If you were in a red zone in the 14 days prior to your departure, the PLF will request you to take a PCR test and to respect a quarantine.
  • Upon arrival in Brussels Airport, it is possible to get tested immediately in the test centre of the Airport and with the activation code your received after completing the PLF. Online registration is possible, here: https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/the-impact-of-the-coronavirus/covid-19-test-centre-at-brussels-airport?fbclid=IwAR0ZAXvT5c8Razf9v8a6WrAa4UCDL8ji14biqJprdh4MiX1Ze52tDuxfYYc

COVID-vaccination certificates

  • Belgium currently only recognizes valid Belgian / EU vaccination certificates.
  • Belgians vaccinated in Serbia or Montenegro can – upon their request – register their vaccination in the Belgian Vaccinnet database. They should contact their doctor in Belgium. If the Belgian based upon the information in Vaccinnet can be considered to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, the Belgian can obtain a Belgian/EU vaccination certificate.

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.