Embassy of Belgium in Serbia

Belgium in Serbia

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COVID update

UPDATE 10/09/2021:

Montenegro and Serbia have been removed from the EU white list of countries. As a consequence Montenegrin and Serbian nationals (without a recognized vaccination certificate cf. infra) will again require an ‘essential‘ reason to travel to Belgium. The corresponding ‘essential travel certificate', for which you should apply at this Embassy is therefore reintroduced for Montenegrin and Serbian nationals without Residency in Belgium/EU.

You must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium, even if you’re vaccinated.

If you have a vaccination certificate, you do not need an ‘essential reason’ to travel to Belgium nor an ‘essential travel certificate’. You need to get tested on day 1 or 2 of your arrival and quarantine until you receive a negative result.

If you don’t have a vaccination certificate:

  • You have to present an ‘essential travel certificate’.
  • You must do a PCR test maximum 72 hours before you are in Belgium. This test must be negative.
  • On arrival in Belgium you have to go into quarantine for 10 days with a test on day 1 and 7.
  • This quarantine can be shortened when you receive a negative result for the test on day 7.

 
IMPORTANT: As of 01/09/2021
, Belgium is recognizing certain foreign vaccination certificates, including the Serbian and Montenegrin vaccination certificates if the vaccination given is approved by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, Pifzer/BioNtech, Moderna, Janssen) or Covishield and your second and last injection was at least two weeks ago.

All relevant travel information is available (in NL, FR, DE, EN) on https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels

Consult the colour codes by country here (in NL, FR, DE, EN): https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/colour-codes-by-country/

 
COVID-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 through the MyHealth.Belgium portal.

News

13 Oct

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October, Belgium participated alongside nine other Member States and the European Commission in a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to support the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in their defense of the rule of law conditionality mechanism. This mechanism is being challenged before the CJEU by Poland and Hungary.

10 Oct

On the occasion of the 19th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès reaffirms Belgium’s commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

08 Oct

Today, Friday 8 October, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs Sophie Wilmès kicked off the Belgian section of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFEU) - a series of Belgian events that will take place throughout the autumn - at an opening event in the presence of EU Commissioner Didier Reynders.

05 Oct

As in 2019 and in 2020, Belgium is donating 2 million euros to the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for its activities in Iraq and Syria. These funds have been used in recent years for, among others, mine clearance, risk education and victim assistance, thus contributing to alleviating the needs of the civilian population. In Iraq, for example, our contribution helped deploy mixed demining teams, with women and men. Working with these teams allows the deminers to more easily establish contact with local communities and builds trust more quickly.

04 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade Sophie Wilmès is pleased that Belgium is allocating 1,607,508 euros to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the prevention of nuclear proliferation and the strengthening of civil nuclear cooperation.