BRITISH DTC CITIZENS VISITING BELGIUM
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC citizen for short-stay period in Belgium starting from 2021.
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.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of UK - British DTC 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 British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
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).
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.
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 Belgian diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Kingston-Upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Address: Westwood House, Annie Med Lane, South Cave, HU15 2HG Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1430 471 928
Fax: +44 870 429 21 48
Details: Michel Vanhoonacker - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Manchester, United Kingdom
Address: 76 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1EJ Manchester, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 161 439 59 99, +44 7710 694 419
Details: John Meeus - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Address: 30 Cloth Market, NE1 1EE Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 191 232 83 45
Fax: +44 191 261 77 04
Details: David L.M. Bradshaw - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Saint Helier (Jersey), United Kingdom
Address: 22 Grenville Street, P.O. Box 87, JE4 8PX Jersey Saint Helier, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1534 602 401
Fax: +44 1534 501 922
Details: Alan Binnington - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Southampton, United Kingdom
Address: 91 King Edward Avenue, S016 4DL Southampton, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 23 807 774 22, +44 7703 359 326
Fax: +44 23 800 513 33
Details: Peter Green - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Address: c/o Experience Scotland Travel Services, 2 West Street, EH26 9DL Penicuik, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1968 679 969, +44 7970463917
Fax: +44 1968 677 638
Details: Yves Lemarchand - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Address: 47, Irish Town, PO Box 185, Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Phone: +350 200 783 53, +350 200 786 46
Fax: +350 200 778 38
Details: Paul L. Imossi - Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Belfast, United Kingdom
Address: 47, Gilnahirk Park - Belfast County Down BT5 7 DY Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 28 905 089 92
Fax: +44 7505914910
Details: Jacques Vandevyver - Honorary Consul
Embassy of Belgium in London, United Kingdom
Address: 17, Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X 7EE London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 747 037 00
Fax: +44 20 747 037 95
Office Hours: Registry Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13:00 Visa 1) Visa Application Centre Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:00 (address: 1-8 Bateman's Building, South Soho Square, London W1D 3EN) 2) Chancery (appointment only): 09:00 - 12:00
Details: Guy Trouveroy - Ambassador
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Dutch 60%;
- French 40%;
- German less than 1%;
- Legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Area: 30,510 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +32