Embassy of Belgium in Jamaica

Belgium in Jamaica

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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Jamaica and would like to register with the Embassy in Kingston? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Jamaica 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 Jamaica, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.
 

Coronavirus

The exterior borders of the EU remain closed until June 15, 2020, so it is not possible to travel to the countries for which we issue visa (Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway).

Therefore our visa section will remain CLOSED until further notice. Only visa applications for urgent predetermined reasons will be considered. Please send us an email if you think you qualify for this.

As soon as it is known when our visa section will reopen it will be announced here.

 
The Corona virus is quickly spreading around the world.

If you live in the region or are visiting, please follow the guidelines as issued by the local Ministry of Health and inform yourselves carefully before travelling concerning the situation in the country you are travelling to and concerning the precautionary measures you should take before, during and after travelling.

It is important to note that travel restrictions are currently imposed in most countries and airlines are cancelling flights so it is advisable to consult with your airline. 

If you have any symptoms such as fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties, please seek medical advice immediately.

Website of the World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
 

News

03 Jun

Yesterday, a virtual High-Level Pledging Event took place for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. For the last five years war has torn apart the country, whose population depends mostly on humanitarian aid to survive. The current Covid-19 pandemic makes it even more crucial for the international community to keep funding UN programs that are in place, and to allocate new resources to support Yemen’s healthcare system.

31 May

Following the US announcement to end their “relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO)”, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin and Minister of Health Maggie De Block reaffirm their continued support for the WHO. In the midst of this unseen Covid-19 pandemic, our country advocates supporting the organization as much as possible.

29 May

Today is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin wishes to pay tribute to the more than 95,000 men and women who serve with dedication under the flag of the United Nations in the thirteen peacekeeping operations deployed around the world.

25 May

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin on the 20th anniversary of two Protocols to the UN Children's Rights Convention, May 25, 2020.

22 May

We regret the announcement by the US Government of its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share their concerns about implementation of the Treaty clauses by Russia.