Legal Requirements

Here you will find the various legal requirements for tourists, in terms of papers, visas, passports and medical insurance.

Visas and Passports

Visitors coming from EU countries are only required to take their identity card or their passport.

Visitors coming from non-EU countries must possess a valid passport.

Rules may differ regarding visas and other legal documents, depending on whether the visitor's country of origin is within the Schengen territory or not. Rules may also differ according to the visitor's intended length of stay, particularly if the stay exceeds three months.

To find out exactly what is required, the full list of regulations currently in force and the mandatory documents necessary is available on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs
Belgian diplomacy

Vaccines

Apart from exceptional circumstances, Belgium does not require visitors to have any particular vaccinations before entering the country.

We do, however, recommend that you check whether you have been vaccinated against tetanus and diphtheria, although this is not related to your visit to Belgium.

It is essential that visitors coming from EU countries bring their European Health Insurance Card.