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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Colombian 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 Colombia 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 Colombian 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.

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 Colombian diplomatic offices in Belgium

Embassy of Colombia in Brussels, Belgium

Address: 96A Avenue F. Roosevelt, B-1050, Brussels, BelgiumCheck on map

Phone: 00 32 2 649 56 79

Fax: 00 32 2 646 54 91



List of Belgian diplomatic offices in Colombia

Embassy of Belgium in Bogota, Colombia

Address: Calle 26 - no4 A-45 - piso 7 Apartado aereo, 3564 Bogota D.C., ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) (1) 380.03.70, (+57) (1) 380.03.80

Fax: (+57) (1) 380.03.40


Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Details: Mr Jean Luc Bodson - Ambassador

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Barranquilla, Colombia

Address: Calle 77B, 57-141, Officina 812, Centro Empresarial las Americas, Barranquilla, Colombia

Phone: (+57) (5) 360 26 66

Fax: (+57) (5) 360.51.11


Details: Honorary Consul Juan Manuel Ruiseco Gutierrez

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Address: Comite de Cafeteros - Parque Industrial Via Palenque, Cafe Madrid Apartado postale/Apartado aereo, 16 Bucaramanga, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) 5 360 26 66 - (+310) 639 19 59

Fax: (+57) (7) 676.11.06


Details: Honorary Consul Sergio Alberto Mantilla Suarez

Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Cali, Colombia

Address: Carrera 113 - No 11-49 - Casa No11, Balcones de Ciudad Jardin, Cali, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) (2) 332.08.26

Fax: (+57) (2) 333.08.93


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Cartagena, Colombia

Address: Edificio Vina del Mar - Cra 6 N 6-57, Apto 1201 Bocagrande, Cartagena

Phone: + (57) (95) 655.01.87

Fax: + (57) (95) 669.07.06


Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Medellin, Colombia

Address: iagonal 75B no 2a - 120 -Oficina 309, Edificio Promotora Medica de las Americas, Apartado 49225, Medellin, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) (4) 341.60.60

Fax: (+57) (4) 341.05.04


Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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About Belgium

Capital: Brussels
  • 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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