Embassy of Belgium in Sweden and in Latvia

Belgium in Sweden and Latvia

Welcome to our website!

 

The Belgian authorities are reviewing their rules and recommendations on travel within the EU/Schengen zone in the light of the recent evolution of the covid-19 pandemic within the other member states.

- As from July 12th, the Belgian Government decided to put Sweden, based on the present infection level in the country, in a new ‘red category’ thereby interdicting all tourist or non-essential travel to Sweden for Belgians and residents in Belgium.

- Travelers from Sweden into Belgium, independent of their nationality,  are requested to respect a mandatory covid-19 test  and a confinement of two weeks.

- Essential travel for professional, medical or family reasons remains possible but will need to be supported by documents establishing the essential nature of the travel to Belgium. These travelers are highly recommended to respect all covid-19 regulations in Belgium (hygiene, social distancing, wearing of face masks, medical advice in case of symptoms), and to take a test and respect self-confinement as the necessity arises.   

These measures will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis, following up on medical updates.

(Updated 14/07/2020)

 

Consular information

The Consular Service is available :

  • by telephone from Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 12:30, and between 13:30 and 16:00, or
  • by mail: stockholm@diplobel.fed.be

 

Corona Virus (Covid-19)

For precise and up-to-date information, we invite you to look at the following official websites :

Or you can call the Swedish information number: 113 13

The Latvian emergency number: 113

 

Belgian solidarity

The solidarity Belgians show each other internationally in reaction to the corona crisis is heartwarming. We have noticed that Belgians in Sweden and Latvia, too, want to offer their help.

That is why the Facebook group #BelgenVoorElkaar - #BelgesSolidaires - #BelgierFürEinander has been started to ease the contact between Belgians. Become a member now at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BelgenVoorElkaarBelgesSolidairesBelgierF...

If you have specific questions, you can also contact our colleagues through Facebook chat between 7:00 am and midnight: m.me/diplomatie.belgium

 

Stockholm 

 

Riga

 
Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Sweden or Latvia and would like to register with the Embassy in Stockholm? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Sweden or Latvia as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Sweden and Latvia, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.  
 

 

Closing days of the Embassy

In 2020 the Embassy will be closed on these public holidays.

 

News

12 Jul

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, welcomes the compromise reached by the members of the United Nations Security Council, which extends the "cross-border" mechanism aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people for 12 months via the Bab al-Hawa border point. However, the possibilities for delivering humanitarian aid through Bab al-Salam need to be improved.

11 Jul

July 11, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. It was on July 11, 1995 that the town of Srebrenica fell into the hands of Bosnian-Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic. In the days that followed, in less than a week they abducted and murdered more than 8,000 people, mostly men and teenagers, simply because they were Bosniacs.

04 Jul

The COVID-19 crisis has shaken up all habits and forced everyone to review certain operating modes. This was also the case for the FPS Foreign Affairs, where teleworking was the rule, even though it had to carry out one of its fundamental tasks: assisting Belgians abroad. Not simple when the crisis was worldwide: “It is as if you had 200 earthquakes and many aftershocks at the same time, including in Belgium”, says Minister Goffin.

02 Jul

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Philippe Goffin (MR) states that: "Following the adoption on 30 June of the European recommendation which gradually authorises non-essential travel from some 15 countries outside the European Union, Belgium has begun consultations with experts from the public services concerned with a view to achieving a cautious reopening of its borders".

02 Jul

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin welcomes the adoption on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 of new conclusions of the Council of the European Union concerning the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Africa, to which Belgium has actively contributed and which will serve as a basis for discussions with a view to redefining our relationship with our African partners.