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AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING BELGIUM


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Belgium starting from 2021.

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A valid passport is required to enter Belgium. All tourists entering Belgian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Belgian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Belgian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs. Goods can be imported into Belgian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).


Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Belgium with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.


Minors
Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.



List of American diplomatic offices in Belgium


U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Address: Regentlaan 27, Boulevard du Regent, B-1000 BrusselsCheck on map


Phone: (32-2) 811-4000


Fax: (32-2) 811-4500


Website: https://be.usembassy.gov/


Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 6:00 p.m


Details: The Embassy reports and analyzes developments in Belgium of concern to the United States, and advances a broad range of U.S. policy initiatives. The Embassy promotes United States' economic and commercial interests, and the export of American agricultural and industrial products and services, and otherwise assists American business, workers and investors.


List of Belgian diplomatic offices in United States of America


Embassy of Belgium in Washington, United States

Address: 3330 Garfield Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 202 333 69 00, +1 202 352 64 28


Fax: +1 202 338 49 60


Email: Washington@diplobel.fed.be


Website: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/united_states/


Office Hours: Consular section Monday to Friday 9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:30 Visa applications Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12:30


Details: Johan VERBEKE - Ambassador

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Phoenix Arizona, United States

Address: President National Portfolio, Inc, 2944 North 44th Street - suite 200, AZ 85018 Phoenix, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 602 852 38 70


Fax: +1 602 852 38 78


Email: rwinssinger@rwpartners.net


Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, California, United States

Address: 6100, Wilshire Boulevard - Suite 1200, CA 90048 Los Angeles, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 213 247 93 05, +1 323 857 12 44


Fax: +1 323 936 25 64


Email: LosAngeles@diplobel.fed.be


Website: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/united_states/


Office Hours: 09:00 - 12:30


Details: Rudi Veestraeten - Consul General

Consulate of Belgium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Address: 230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2710 - Georgia, Atlanta, GA 30303, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 404 271 96 69, +1 404 659 21 50


Fax: +1 404 659 84 74


Email: Atlanta@diplobel.fed.be


Website: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/united_states/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30


Details: Geneviève Verbeek - Consul General

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Address: 1701 Market Street, PA 19103 Philadelphia, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 215 963 50 92


Fax: +1 215 963 50 92


Email: sjannetta@morganlewis.com


Website: https://unitedstates.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/embassy-and-consulates/honorary-consulates/addresses


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Miami, Florida, United States

Address: 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 500, FL 33132 Miami, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 305 600 09 82, +1 305 318 97 88


Email: consulmiami@gmail.com


Website: https://unitedstates.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/embassy-and-consulates/honorary-consulates/addresses


Details: Manuel Molina - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Address: Two Greenwich Office Park, CT 06831 Greenwich, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 203 629 65 00


Email: francois@devisscher.com


Website: https://unitedstates.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/embassy-and-consulates/honorary-consulates/addresses


Details: François M. De Visscher - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Denver, Colorado, United States

Address: Schuchat, Herzorg & Brenman, 1900 Wazee Street - suite 300, CO 80202 Denver, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 303 333 72 45


Email: Frank@schuchatlaw.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Address: 600 Ocean View Center, 707 Richards Street, HI 96813 Honolulu, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 808 533 39 99


Fax: +1 808 533 01 44


Email: jlau@ollon.com


Details: Jeffrey Lau - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Address: 1713 West Beach Avenue, IL 60722-2109 Chicago, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 773 342 68 84


Email: paulvanhalteren@sbcglobal.net


Details: Paul Van Halteren - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Moline, Illinois, United States

Address: 612 Valley View Drive, IL 61265 Moline, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 309 721 08 30, +1 563 508 47 05


Email: pvannevel@msn.com


Details: Patrick Van Nevel - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Address: 1411 East 104th Street, Suite 100, MO 64131 Kansas City, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 816 898 51 47


Fax: +1 816 942 00 06


Email: dbarber@kcattorneys.net


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Address: 1009 South Fourth Street, KY 40203-3226 Louisville, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 502 584 85 83, +1 502 459 36 48


Fax: +1 502 584 18 26


Email: bwbh@earthlink.net


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Boston, Massachussetts, United States

Address: 22 Hudson Rd, Lexington, MA 02111 Boston, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 617 779 87 00, +1 339 927 76 42


Fax: +1 617 988 66 82


Email: diplobelboston@comcast.net


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Saint Paul Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Address: 283 South Mississippi River Blvd., MN 55105 Saint Paul Minneapolis, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 612 834 88 55


Email: lydiestassart@gmail.com


Belgian Consulate in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Address: 3466 Bridgeland Drive, Suite 211, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2606 Saint Louis, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 314 770 29 00


Email: lcandries@yahoo.com


Consulate General of Belgium in New York, New York, USA

Address: 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor , NY 10018 New York , United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 212 586 51 10, +1 917 597 34 10


Fax: +1 212 582 96 57


Email: NewYork@diplobel.fed.be


Website: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/united_states/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30


Details: Marc Calcoen - Consul General

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Address: 312 Walnut Street Suite 1400, OH 45202-4089 Cincinnati, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 513 352 66 58


Fax: +1 513 241 47 71


Email: Paul.Allaer@thompsonhine.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Portland, Oregon, USA

Address: Investment Banking, 1024 SW Myrtle Drive, OR 97201-2296 Portland, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 503 226 21 21


Fax: +1 503 274 79 26


Email: jacherman@aol.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Pennsylvania, USA

Address: 1701 Market Street, PA 19103 Philadelphia, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 215 963 50 92


Fax: +1 215 963 50 92


Email: sjannetta@morganlewis.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Houston, Texas, United States

Address: 12222 Ashford Way, TX 77339 Kingwood, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 713 449 96 34


Email: consubelhou@crispinco.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in San Antonio, Texas, United States

Address: One Alamo Center, 106 South St. Mary Street - Ste 200, TX 78205 San Antonio, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 210 271 06 30


Fax: +1 210 225 19 51


Email: braubach@texas.net


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Dallas, Texas, United States

Address: 1308 Danbury Drive, TX 76063 Mansfield, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 817 229 42 59, +1 817 473 99 95


Email: abens@alum.unthsc.edu


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Address: 1378 Perrys Hollow Drive, UT 84103 Salt Lake City, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 801 541 38 85


Email: pmmda@aol.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Seattle, Washington, United States

Address: The World Trade Center 2200 Alaska Way - Suite 470, WA 98121 Seattle, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 206 728 51 45


Fax: +1 206 770 79 23


Email: hrmasnik@hotmail.com


Permanent Representation of Belgium to the United Nations in New York

Address: One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza 885 East, 47th Street, 41st floor, 10017 New York, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 212 378 63 00


Fax: +1 212 681 76 18, +1 212 681 76 19


Email: NewYorkUN@diplobel.fed.be


Website: http://countries.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/newyorkun/


Office Hours: 09:00 - 17:30


Details: Bénédicte Frankinet - Permanent Representative

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Address: c/o John S. Connor, Inc. 799 Cromwell Park Drive - Suite A Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Baltimore, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 410 863 02 11, +1 410 863 02 55


Fax: +1 410 863 13 77


Email: leec@jsconnor.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Detroit, Michigan, United States

Address: 30 Edgemere Road Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Detroit, United StatesCheck on map


Email: davidcornillie@sbcglobal.net


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Lawrence, New York, United States

Address: 41 Causeway, NY 11559 Lawrence, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 516 371 23 23


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Address: 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1900, WI 54202 Milwaukee, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 414 978 55 32


Email: ebridge@whdlaw.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Address: 4500 One Shell Square, LA 70139-4596 New Orleans, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 504 585 01 51


Fax: +1 504 566 02 10


Email: roland.vandenweghe@arlaw.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Address: 5208 1/2 B Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Norfolk, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 757 425 01 31, +1 757 270 82 75


Fax: +1 804 422 307 50


Email: greg@phredds.com


Details: Gregory Lanese - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Address: Carnegie Office Park, 800 North Bell Avenue, Suite 290, PA 15106-4322 Pittsburgh, United StatesCheck on map


Phone: +1 412 279 21 21


Fax: +1 412 279 64 26


Email: anne.lackner@gmail.com


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in San Diego, California, United States

Address: Post Office Box 130051 Carlsbad, CA 92013-0051 San Diego, United States


Phone: +1 760 943 91 21


Fax: +1 760 943 91 21


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in San Francisco, California, United States

Address: 555 California Street, Suite 4925, CA 94104 San Francisco, United States of AmericaCheck on map


Phone: +1 415 439 38 52 (Only by appointment)


Fax: +1 415 358 44 22


Email: nathalie@belgianconsulsf.com


Details: Nathalie Delrue-McGuire - Honorary Consul


Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Belgium

Capital: Brussels
Languages:
  • Dutch 60%;
  • French 40%;
  • German less than 1%;
  • Legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

Area: 30,510 KM2
Population: 10,403,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +32

Power Sockets

Type E French 2-pin  E French 2-pin

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