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Change of accessibility of the consulate counter

Update 17.3.2020

Because of to the state of emergency declared by the Czech Government, which implies restrictions on the freedom of movement of all persons on the Czech territory and in order not to contribute to the spread of the coronavirus, access to the Consulate have been adapted :

As from today, it will only be possible to access the consular counter by appointment. You can make this appointment by email or by phone. Your request for an appointment will be assessed based on its degree of urgency. 

Email: prague@diplobel.fed.be

Tel. : +420 257 533 525; +420 257 533 525

Travel ban

Due to the risk of being stranded abroad, traveling abroad is not recommended by the Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs of Belgium.

More information here: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/newsroom/news/2020/foreign_affairs_advises_against_all_trips_abroad

State of Emergency

The government of the Czech Republic will declare a state of emergency with effect from 14 March 2020 (00.00).

• Travelers departing from Belgium are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic from 14 March 2020 (00.00 ). This measure also applies to travelers from the following countries: China, Italy, Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Belgium, Austria.
• Belgians residing in the Czech Republic (residence permit) are prohibited from visiting any of the above countries, including Belgium. If they do, they cannot return to the Czech Republic.
• People staying in the Czech Republic as tourists are not obliged to leave the country. If they do, they cannot return.
• Tourists staying in the Czech Republic can leave the country.

Link to more information on the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic  and on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affair of the Czech Republic  

To enable us to organize our consular services even better, we also strongly recommend registering your trip via http://www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be(externe link) 

It is recommended to follow the instructions of the local authorities, and / or the instructions on the site of the Czech Ministry of Health.

 

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