Embassy of Belgium in Serbia

Belgium in Serbia

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Belgrade


Dear Belgian, Serbian and Montenegrin friends,

I am very happy to be back in Belgrade after 26 years.

Our new Embassy team is currently complete and fully operational. It is my great pleasure to introduce Counsellor and Consul Thomas Maes, re-introduce Deputy Head of Mission Ruben Van Opstaele, and to introduce myself. Thomas has recently arrived from São Paulo in Brazil, and will be ready to assist you with his consular knowledge. His wide knowledge on political, cultural and economic issues will also be an asset to the Embassy of Belgium. Ruben will continue to work on political and economic topics such as human rights, the European Union’s enlargement with EU-candidate countries Montenegro and Serbia, and business opportunities which mutually benefit our countries.

I have crossed many water since I joined Belgium’s diplomatic service in 1993, working in different continents (North America, Asia and Europe) and doing many different things. Whether they are economic, political, or consular issues, you can always count on me.  

A new team, a new beginning. Each person of the Belgian community in Serbia and in Montenegro, and all Belgian businesses, will be invited in the coming months at my Residence, so we can get acquainted. Belgium holds the European Union Presidency as of 1 January 2024. In other words, Belgium will be in the driving seat on the European level, here in Serbia and in Montenegro where I am also accredited as Belgian Ambassador.

There will be plenty of events that will be bring us together. We can already root together for our Belgian Red Devils at the World Cup in Qatar. Our Devils are playing their first game on 23 November!

You are always welcome at the Belgian Embassy in Belgrade.

Best regards,

Cathy Buggenhout

Ambassador of Belgium 


COVID update

UPDATE 23/05/2022:

We are pleased to announce that as of today, there are no longer any COVID-19 related travel restrictions for travel to Belgium from Serbia or from Montenegro. As such the Certificate for Essential travel, the Passenger Locator Form, testing and quarantine obligations are no longer necessary for your travel to Belgium.

For all information, please consult: www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels

COVID-vaccination certificates

Belgians vaccinated in Serbia or Montenegro can – upon their request – register their vaccination in the Belgian Vaccinnet database. They should contact their doctor in Belgium. If the Belgian based upon the information in Vaccinnet can be considered to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, the Belgian can obtain a Belgian/EU vaccination certificate through the MyHealth.Belgium portal.


02 Jun

Vandaag en morgen brengen Minister van Ontwikkelingssamenwerking Caroline Gennez, Minister van Defensie Ludivine Dedonder en de directeur sub-Sahara Afrika van de FOD Buitenlandse Zaken, Philippe Bronchain – als vertegenwoordiger van Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Hadja Lahbib die in extremis in Brussel was weerhouden – een werkbezoek aan Niger, om er een pilootproject van de unieke geïntegreerde aanpak – diplomatie, development en defensie - van België te officialiseren.

27 May

On Friday May 26th, a diplomatic conference gathering 70 States in Ljubljana (Slovenia) adopted an historic agreement for a new multilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance and extradition for the prosecution of the most serious international crimes before national jurisdictions.

24 May

After the severe floods, Italy made an international appeal for emergency assistance through the European Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), which coordinates the response to natural and man-made disasters at EU level.

24 May

On Wednesday, the official delegation will leave Dakar to visit, among others, new investment projects in Bandia and Diamniadio by Belgian companies with a long-standing presence in Senegal.

23 May

From 21 to 25 May, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing His Majesty the King, is leading an economic mission to Senegal. The programme for Monday and Tuesday takes place in the capital, Dakar, where a series of B2B meetings and sectoral workshops, a visit to the Port of Dakar and meetings with the authorities are planned to explore new investment and business opportunities between Belgium and Senegal.