Travel to Belgium
Anyone traveling to Belgium from abroad (inc. Ireland) is required to complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours prior to travel. After completing the Passenger Locator Form, you will receive a text message with instructions if you need to quarantine. More here.
- The Belgian Government announced strict confinement measures that took effect on 2 November and will be in place until at least 13 December. These are in addition to existing measures which include a curfew between 22:00-06:00 in Brussels and Wallonia and between midnight and 05:00 in Flanders.
- Those resident or visiting Belgium are encouraged to familiarise themselves with public health measures and may wish to download the Belgian Government COVID-19 tracking app Coronalert.
- Sign up to BE-Alert to receive the latest email updates directly from the Belgian Crisis Centre.
- A map of centres where testing is available in Brussels without a prescription (“sans prescription”) or appointment ("sans RDV") 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.
Travel to Ireland
Details of the steps to follow on arrival in Ireland from Belgium, including restricting your movements, are available here.
By law, passengers arriving in Ireland must complete a mandatory COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry.
Please contact the dedicated HSE phone line +353 41 685 0300 with queries relating to public health measures in Ireland and the COVID-19 passenger locator form.
Details of the restrictions currently in place in Ireland can be found on www.gov.ie/covid19
In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, and adhere to public health guidelines, the Embassy is currently operating with reduced on-site staffing.
Our public office is closed as the Embassy is currently focused on providing emergency consular services only. Appointments are available for Irish citizens requiring emergency consular assistance by contacting us.
For all other queries, please email us and we will respond to you 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.
Irish Passport Services
For the latest update on passport services, please visit: www.dfa.ie/passports
It is currently only possible to apply for an Irish passport (renewal or first passport) in Belgium using Passport Online. You should not make travel arrangements without a valid passport.
Please do not send us paper applications (APS2) as these cannot currently be processed.
If you need a travel document for a genuine emergency (death or serious illness of a family member, or emergency medical treatment), please contact us.
If you have a query in relation to an application submitted using Passport Online, please contact the Passport Office.
Visas for Ireland
See the notice in our Visa Section for the latest updates on visa services.