Austrian visa for Belgian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Belgian passport holders visiting Austria for a short-term stay: "Freedom of movement".

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Belgian citizens to enter Austria for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required "Freedom of movement"
Evisa Austria e-visa for Belgian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Austria visa on arrival for Belgian citizens Not Available

Austria tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Belgian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Austria.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Austria.

If you are looking for Austria visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Belgium, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Austria nearest your place of residence.

  • Brussels: The Embassy of Austria in Brussels, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 24 minutes)
  • Ghent: The Consulate of Austria in Ghent, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 24 minutes)
  • Liege: The Consulate of Austria in Liege, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 24 minutes)
  • Eupen: The Consulate of Austria in Eupen, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 24 minutes)
  • Antwerp: The Consulate of Austria in Antwerp, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 24 minutes)

Austria visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Austria diplomatic mission offices to Belgium for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Belgium traveling to Austria from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Belgium) estimated Change (%)
2008 539,977 N/A
2009 519,406 -3.81%
2010 524,549 0.99%
2011 534,834 1.96%
2012 539,977 0.96%
2013 498,836 -7.62%
2014 514,264 3.09%
2015 514,329 0.01%
2016 509,185 -1.00%
2017 519,472 2.02%
2018 504,042 -2.97%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Austria & Belgium comparison

Austria's area is approximately 82,409 km2 (31,818 sq mi), while the area of Belgium is approximately 30,280 km2 (11,691 sq mi). This means Belgium is 2.72 times smaller than Austria.

As of January 2022, Austria's population is ~9.3 million people - 2,581,537 fewer people than the population of Belgium.

We have highlighted Austria & Belgium’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Austria Belgium Difference
Population (est 2022) 9,259,564 11,841,101 2.6 million fewer people live in Austria than Belgium
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 104 Austria has 6 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Belgium.
Travel freedom (2022) 143 144 Austria passport holders visit 1 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 280 259 Austrian hosts 21 more foreign missions than Belgium.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Belgium travel to Austria in one year?

The number of visitors from Belgium visiting Austria in 2018 was approximately 504,042.

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