Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Greece

Belgium in Greece and Cyprus

Belgium in Greece and Cyprus

COVID-19: GREECE

       I. Restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic

PLEASE NOTE: Extraordinary measures for the end of the year celebrations, which will take effect as from 6 a.m. on Sunday, 12/19/21:
All Greek and foreign travelers, vaccinated and unvaccinated - over 5 years old, must be able to present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours before boarding, or alternatively a rapid test less than 24 hours.
As the official announcement has not yet been made on the duration of application of these measures, we advise before any planned trip to check with your airline company and to consult the official Greek website announcing the travel measures. http://travel.gov.gr 

In Greece, there is no platform available listing all the regulations relating to COVID-19. This is why it is advised to obtain information by reading the local press and by consulting (among others) the following (non-exhaustive) sources :

  • The official website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection with regard to the protocol for arrivals and departures.
  • The section of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) website dedicated to COVID-19 (in English and Greek - the Greek version is more up to date).

For any question related to coronavirus measures, you can also call the following hotline: 1135
 

      II. Vaccination:

All Belgian citizens affiliated with Greek social security (AMKA) can make an appointment to be vaccinated for free against COVID-19 (as soon as the category to which they belong is eligible).

Registration is also possible for expatriates and foreigners residing in Greece without Greek social security affiliation. At the moment, the registration form is only available in Greek, at the following address: https://emvolio.gov.gr/aitisi

 

COVID-19 : CYPRUS

        I. Restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic

We invite you to consult the travel advice of our FPS Foreign Affairs in French or Dutch.

In Cyprus, all the rules relating to the COVID-19 pandemic (access to the territory, vaccination, restrictive measures, curfews and confinement) are grouped together on a single platform (see versions in English and Greek).

      II. Vaccination:

All Belgian citizens affiliated with the Cypriot social security (GESY) can make an appointment to be vaccinated for free against COVID-19 (as soon as the category to which they belong is eligible).

Registration is also possible for expatriates and foreigners residing in Cyprus without Cypriot social security affiliation. To do this, the authorities have put in place a registration mechanism, which involves submitting the completed registration form to the Ministry of Health (form to be downloaded from the site).

 

Information about restrictive measures and vaccination related to the COVID-19 pandemic is respectively the responsibility of the Greek or Cypriot authorities. The Belgian Embassy mentions the above sources for information only. The Embassy can in no way be held responsible for any problem related to communication about these restrictive measures or to their implementation.

For further questions, you can contact us by email at Athens@diplobel.fed.be or by phone at +30 210 361 78 87. Also keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team is committed to assist you. By registering on Travellers Online, you will be kept informed of possible options for returning to Belgium, including commercial flights.

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05 Jun

From June 4 to 6, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing the His Majesty the King, will lead the Belgian economic mission to the USA to its first stop in Atlanta, Georgia. Several visits to businesses and with public officials are scheduled in order to explore opportunities to strengthen the partnerships between Belgium and the United States.

03 Jun

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) paid a working visit to Belgium from May 31 to June 4, with the objective of monitoring Belgium's implementation of UN counter-terrorism resolutions and assessing Belgian counter-terrorism policy. This committee also evaluates the cooperation between UN member states and disseminates best practices in the field of counter-terrorism. This was UNCTED's first assessment visit since the 2016 Brussels attacks.

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