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Latest Notices

Updated: 17 January 2022

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

1. Travel to Ireland from Belgium 

All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. This is available at: travel.eplf.gov.ie

If vaccinated, you must present proof of being fully vaccinated (details of who is considered fully vaccinated are available here under 'Approved Vaccines'). A booster vaccintation (or third dose) is not currently a requirement for travel to Ireland.

If recovered from COVID-19, you must present proof of recovery (a positive RT-PCR test taken more than 11 days and less than 180 days ago).

A negative test is not required if vaccinated or recovered.

If unvaccinated, you must present a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive.

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

If you are travelling from Ireland into Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh & Tyrone), check this page for the public health requirements in place for travellers 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 in Belgium from Ireland must complete a Passenger Locator Form 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.

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

The Embassy is not currently accepting in-person visa applications or appointments. 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

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