Useful information for Belgians in Israel/Jerusalem/Palestine after 07 October 2023

Please read the information below carefully.

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The difficult days we are currently experiencing affect us all. Belgium is deeply aware of your concerns and the difficulties you are facing. 

  1. The Belgian authorities understand the situation, which is receiving the utmost attention. Any new information that needs to be communicated to Belgians will be done so, among other things, via this website and via the travel advice (in French and in Dutch)
  2. Belgians passing through the region who do not reside in Israel/Jerusalem/Palestine and are not listed in the consular registers of the Belgian diplomatic posts in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are advised to register with Travellers Online so that they can be contacted by the authorities.  
  3. Belgian travellers stranded in Israel/Jerusalem/West Bank embarked for Belgium on the special flight of 15 October 2023 and on special European flights. 
  4. For further information about these special flights, please contact the crisis centre: 
  5. We would like to remind our fellow citizens whose Belgian passport has expired and who have another passport (Israel, USA, Brazil, etc.) allowing them to travel to Europe without a visa, that they can travel to Belgium with their foreign passport. Once in Belgium, they can apply for a passport. This procedure is quick (= a few days) whereas the procedure for applying for a passport outside Belgium is longer (= a few weeks: because passports produced in Belgium have to be returned to the diplomatic missions in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem). 
  6. We would also point out that Belgians in Israel/Jerusalem can take flights from Tel Aviv and Amman.