Embassy of Belgium in Bulgaria

Belgium in Bulgaria

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BREXIT

Post-Brexit procedures, controls, handling, and traffic flows in/to Belgian seaports

Brexit is a fact. From the 1st of January 2021 onwards, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the customs union and the internal market of the European Union. The controls and procedures that are applied at the external border of the EU will then also be applied to freight from and to the United Kingdom.

Belgium is an important logistic hub in Europe providing freight handling and shipping services for businesses in various European countries. Belgian authorities and ports are well accustomed to handling requirements and procedures for freight to and from countries outside of the EU.  They have been preparing for the new situation with regard to the United Kingdom.

In order to best prepare for these new procedures, controls, and traffic flows, and thus ensure a smooth flow of goods to and from the UK via Belgian ports, companies exporting, importing and transporting freight to and from the UK can find an overview of webpages with relevant information hereafter:

  1. New procedures and controls for transport from and to the UK
  1. Handling sequence of traffic flows undergoing the procedures at the Belgian seaports and the use of port community ICT-systems in this context
  1. Real Time traffic information

 

 
Bulgaria
 

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

 

News

22 Jun

Since June 25, 2020, Belgium has held the annual chairmanship of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a multilateral regime aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. 

05 Jun

Along with the European Union, Belgium strongly condemns the violence in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in Ituri and North Kivu, where attacks have increased in recent days, causing numerous civilians casualties, including women and children.

01 Jun

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Nepal, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism for Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. In recent weeks, Nepal has been severely affected by a new wave of COVID-19 cases.

28 May

Following the incident involving the spouse of the Ambassador of Belgium, the FPS Foreign Affairs confirms that Mrs. Xiang Xueqiu took the initiative to meet privately with the two store employees in order to apologize in person for her unacceptable behavior in the store.

15 May

In 2004, May 17th was declared International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). In honor of this day, the Egmont Palace in Brussels will be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow flag from Sunday, May 16 to Tuesday, May 18.