Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Greece

Belgium in Greece and Cyprus

Belgium in Greece and Cyprus

Travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Are you currently a Belgian stranded abroad? We do everything we can to find a solution together with you. Check out what you can do yourself: https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev

 
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.

As Minister Goffin pointed out in his letter of 17 March, we have to cope with exceptional circumstances and some patience is sometimes required. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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.

For flights chartered by a country other than Belgium under the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, please note that the number of seats available for Belgian citizens is the exclusive competence of the State that organized this flight. If there are not enough seats for all Belgians who wish to return, priority will be given to the most vulnerable compatriots (health, serious conditions) or those who travel with very young children.

If you have to stay abroad for a longer period than expected, please note that in many countries there are Belgian expats who share useful tips or temporary solutions in the #Belgiansforeachother group.

 

COVID-19: GREECE

       I. Restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Greek authorities have adopted restrictive measures (curfews, confinement, closure of establishments) and imposed conditions for access to the national territory. These progressive measures must be respected by all those present on the territory.

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

Communication about restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the responsibility of the Greek 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.

      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

This competence belongs to the Greek authorities. The Belgian Embassy communicates on this subject for information purposes only. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for any problem related to vaccination by the Greek authorities.

 

CYPRUS: COVID-19

        I. Restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Cypriot authorities have adopted restrictive measures (curfews, confinement, closure of establishments) and imposed conditions for access to the national territory. These progressive measures must be respected by all those present on the territory.

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).

Communication about restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the responsibility of the 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 their implementation.

      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).

This competence belongs to the Cypriot authorities. The Belgian Embassy communicates on this subject for information purposes only. Under no circumstances can the Embassy be held responsible for any problem related to vaccination by the Cypriot authorities.

News

17 Apr

Today, Belgium is sending 760,000 masks to Conakry via the emergency aid mechanism B-FAST. In doing so, our country is responding to the request for aid that Guinea submitted to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) as part of the fight against COVID-19. Like the rest of the world, Guinea has been affected by the pandemic. However, the health situation is further complicated by a measles epidemic, an epidemic of yellow fever and recently also some new Ebola infections which together put an enormous strain on the medical facilities.

16 Apr

In the margins of the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Belgium, together with some other partners, organized an event on fair access to regulated medicines in Covid-times.

15 Apr

From today onwards, Belgium will chair the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on emerging technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, the so-called “Killer Robots”. This group of experts, which meets within the framework of the Convention on certain conventional weapons in Geneva, aims to clarify the legal, technological and military issues raised by these new technologies, mainly with regard to respect for international humanitarian law.

13 Apr

Today, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announces the figures for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the past year. The most important donors for international cooperation are represented in this Development Assistance Committee.

12 Apr

Five months after the start of the conflict in Tigray, more and more testimonies about extreme violence are coming forward. Therefore, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir has decided to increase the funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by four million euros specifically for the reception and protection of victims.