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Latest Notices

Updated: 3 December 2021

1. Travel to Ireland | 2. Travel to Belgium3. Embassy Services | 4. Passports | 5. Visas for Ireland

1. Travel to Ireland from Belgium 

Passengers must complete an e-Passenger Locator Form in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. This is available at: travel.eplf.gov.ie

After 00.01am on Sunday 5 December, anyone travelling to Ireland who has been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will be required to have a certified (i.e. not self-administered) negative test result, from:

  • An antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival, or;
  • An RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. 

Children aged 11 and under are exempt from testing.

Full details on the requirements for travel to Ireland is available at: gov.ie/travel

Testing facilities are available at Brussels Airport. A map of coronavirus testing centres in Belgium is available here and a list of pharmacies where antigen tests can be obtained is available from apotheek.be: In Dutch | In French 

If you are travelling from Ireland into Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh & Tyrone), check this guidance on requirements in place for travel to Northern Ireland.

Visit our Frequently Asked Travel Questions page

2. Travel to Belgium from Ireland 

Ireland is designated as a red region by Belgian authorities. All passengers arriving from Ireland must complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 6 months prior to arrival and have proof of full vaccination, or recovery, or a negative test result certificate from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or a negative result from a Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 36 hours prior to arrival.

Please consult our travel advice for Belgium and our Frequently Asked Travel Questions page for more details.

Further information for those intending on travelling to Belgium is available from the Belgian Health Ministry.

The Brussels Region has introduced a 10 day quarantine requirement and additional testing measures for those arriving from red regions (including Ireland) who have not been fully vaccinated or do not have a recovery certificate.

Visit our Frequently Asked Travel Questions page

Information on coronavirus testing in Belgium is available from the Belgian Health Ministry and a map of coronavirus testing centres in Belgium is available here.

Irish citizens traveling to or resident in Belgium are encouraged to register their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency. 

Register Here

3. Embassy Services 

Our public office is operating by appointment only. Appointments are available for Irish citizens requiring consular assistance by contacting us.

Embassy Services FAQs

For all other queries, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

If contacting us by phone, please ensure you include a phone number if leaving a voicemail message so that we can return your call.

4. Irish Passport Services

Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Belgium. It is currently not possible to apply via the Embassy.

To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise applicants not to make travel arrangements without a valid passport.

Queries about online applications should be directed to the Passport Service’s Customer Service Hub.  

More information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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5. Visas for Ireland

See our Visa Section for more information on visa services.

Passport Online

Passport Online

Irish passports can be renewed from anywhere in the world using Passport Online. Irish citizens can apply for first time passports and renewals online if they are resident in:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Apply Online

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