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

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

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.

News

23 Sep

On Thursday 23 September, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will co-chair a high-level event with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the impact of COVID-19 on children. This event is organised in the margins of the UN General Assembly, in cooperation with Niger and the NGO Save the Children.

23 Sep

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

22 Sep

On Wednesday September 22, Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir visited the port of Beirut, severely damaged by explosions in August 2020. This was the first visit of a Belgian minister since the explosion in Beirut. She had the opportunity to pay her respects and lay a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the victims, along with members of the family of a Belgian-Lebanese victim. With this gesture, Minister Kitir wished to express her condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims of this tragic event.

22 Sep

Belgium strongly condemns the coup attempt in Omdurman and reiterates its full support for the people of Sudan and their transitional government. It calls for the respect of the Juba Peace Agreements, signed on 31 August 2020. 

20 Sep

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly will open in New York on 20 September, under the theme "Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations."