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Latest Notices

Updated: 27 July 2021

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

1. Travel to Ireland from Belgium 

Ireland is now operating the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU-DCC).

Passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form online prior to travel. This is available at: gov.ie/locatorform 

You also need to have appropriate valid proof of vaccination or recovery, or present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. Your EU-DCC can be used as proof of this (details of how to obtain this if resident in Belgium can be found here).

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 are required to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.

There is no quarantine requirement for those travelling to Ireland directly from Belgium to Ireland with appropriate valid proof of vaccination (details of when you are considered fully vaccinated is outlined here), or recovery or a negative test. Different guidance applies for those arriving in Ireland from Great Britain or who have been in a Designated State outside the EU in the previous 14 days.

Information on travel to Ireland is available at: gov.ie/travel 

If you have queries of an urgent nature regarding travel to Ireland in the context of COVID-19, the DFA Emergency Travel Advice Line number is +353 1 613 1700.

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.

2. Travel to Belgium from Ireland 

Our travel advice for Belgium is available here. Follow @IrishEmbBelgium on Twitter for our latest updates.

All passengers arriving in Belgium by plane or boat must complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours prior to travel. Check the colour classification of the region you are travelling from on the Belgian Health Ministry website to see what public health measures apply. 

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

  • 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 travelling 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 closed. Appointments are available for Irish citizens requiring emergency 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

The Passport Office in Ireland is now processing Passport Online applications. Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Belgium.

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

More information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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5. Visas for Ireland

Our visa office is currently closed. See the notice in our Visa Section for the latest updates on visa services.

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

Fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!

Find out more information

Embassy Book Club

Embassy Book Club

Find out more about our Embassy Book Club which meets every 6 weeks.

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