Embassy of Belgium in Croatia

Belgium in Croatia

Welcome to our website

 

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you that the Embassy of Belgium in Zagreb will ensure the permanence of its consular services only for emergency cases, and with limited staff. Unless your inquiry is really urgent, please postpone it for a later date. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! The Embassy of Belgium in Croatia Team

 

Please read the following guidelines:

 

Guidelines for Belgian and non-Belgian nationals on their arrival, return, transit and quarantine in Belgium : in French and in Dutch

 

- the Travel Advice pages :

in French: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_p...

in Dutch: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Diensten/Op_reis_in_het_buitenland/reis...

 

- the official website of the Croatian government for information on the Coronavirus (in English): https://www.koronavirus.hr/en

- the Website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (in Croatian): https://www.hzjz.hr/priopcenja-mediji/koronavirus-najnoviji-podatci/

- Note verbale concerning entry measures in Croatia (in Croatian and in English): Note 23.03.2020

Advice for Belgians about their trips

Visa and COVID-19 activities    Aktivnost viza i COVID-1

 

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Croatia or Bosnia-Herzgovina and would like to register with the Embassy in Zagreb? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Croatia or BiH as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Croatia, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BELGIANS TRAVELLING TO CROATIA

-  Since 1 July 2013, Croatia is an European Union memberstate. Attention: Croatia is not yet part of the « Schengen » zone, which means you will be checked at the Croatian border.

 - Belgian tourists are encouraged to register themselves on the following website before travelling: www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.

-  Belgian travellers (adults and children) should always have a valid travel document (passport or id-card) to enter and leave Croatia.

- Attention : Belgians who reported a lost travel document before travelling but, in the meanwhile, found it again, should inform their local community at once before travelling to Croatia. If you fail to do so, your travel document will be signalled as ‘lost’ and you could find yourself blocked at the border.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Slovenian territory (including on the Croatian border but still on Slovenian territory), please contact our honorary consulat in Ljubljana or Embassy in Vienna.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Croatian territory, please contact the Embassy in Zagreb.

- Since 7 April 2017, Belgian travellers should be prepared to face longer waiting times at the Croatian border crossings because of stricter EU border controls. You can follow the situation at the land border crossings via the following link: http://www.hak.hr/en.

- The Kuna (+/- 7,4 Kuna = 1 euro) is the valid currency in Croatia.

- There is free movement of goods within the EU, including in Croatia.

- If you travel with pets (dogs, cats or ferrets), European Union legislation is also valid in Croatia: your pet should be micro-chipped and have a valid European Pet Passport. 

 

 

News

14 Mar

Countries around the world are taking action to contain the coronavirus and end the pandemic. Many have put in place mandatory quarantine measures or have closed their borders. As a result normal border crossing can no longer be guaranteed. Many airlines are also drastically reducing the number of flights they offer. Consequently, the risk that Belgian citizens get stuck in a foreign country is becoming a lot higher. We therefore advise against any travel abroad.

10 Mar

Many materials are located in fragile countries and benefit the population too little. This is why the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has been trying to make the money flows in the mining sector more transparent, as well as more valuable for the population, since 2003. Belgium is supporting the initiative.

07 Mar

At the request of the Greek government, Belgium has decided to send humanitarian goods through the B-FAST emergency mechanism. Greece called on the European coordination mechanism to assist them tackling the humanitarian emergency linked to the growing migratory pressure at their borders.

06 Mar

The downing of Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 claimed the lives of 298 victims, including 6 Belgian citizens. Their families deserve to know the truth.

06 Mar

March 8 marks International Women's Rights Day. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, assures that Belgium continues to be actively involved worldwide for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls.