Embassy of Belgium in Sweden and in Latvia

Belgium in Sweden and Latvia

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Consular information

The Consular Service is available : 

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

 

Travel advice

PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM

From August 1 onward, all travelers arriving in Belgium, regardless of their nationality or country of departure, are required to fill out the electronic Public Health Passenger Locator Form before arrival in Belgium.

 

SWEDEN

  • As of July 16, Sweden is situated in the “orange travel category”:
    • Travelling between Sweden and Belgium (in both directions) is permitted;
    • Travelers are urged to remain careful and vigilant, and to strictly respect the current measures;
    • Upon arrival in or return to Belgium, all travelers are strongly recommended to do a covid-test.
  • As Denmark has placed Belgium in the ‘red travel category’, travelers from Belgium are only allowed entrance in Denmark if they can prove that their final destination is Sweden ( through e.g. a hotel reservation in Sweden). They are no longer allowed to spend the night in Denmark. 
  • The following measures remain extremely important: good hand hygiene, social distancing, wearing face masks on public transport, avoiding large crowds

 

LATVIA

  • Latvia has placed Belgium in the “red travel category”:
    • Travelers coming from Belgium are obliged to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Latvia;
    • All travelers from Belgium are obliged to fill out this form and carry it with them upon arrival in Latvia.

 

CURRENT CORONA-MEASURES IN BELGIUM

  • Face masks are mandatory on public transport, in shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, crowded (shopping)streets, and all public spaces where social distancing is not possible;
  • Every so-called ‘family-bubble’ can only have contact with a maximum of 5 other persons;
  • In restaurants, one person must leave his or her contact details, which allows for rapid tracing of infections if necessary.

 

! Some cities and provinces enforce stricter measures (e.g. a curfew in Antwerpen). Please make sure to gather specific information on the current regulations and measures in the regions and cities of your visit.

 

The travel advice is updated regularly on the basis of medical statistics of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

(Reviewed: 10/08/2020 11.16u)

 

 

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.

 

News

17 Sep

Belgium is following the situation in Belarus closely and with growing concern. In recent weeks, credible reports of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country have continued to multiply. Therefore, on 17 September 2020, Belgium decided to invoke, together with 16 other participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a mechanism to mandate an expert mission to examine these concerns, to provide recommendations and to advice on possible solutions.

10 Sep

Following the fire that broke out at the reception center for asylum seekers in Moria on the island of Lesbos in Greece, Belgium has decided to send a 13-person emergency medical team under the B-FAST mechanism, which involves Defence, Interior, Public Health, Bosa, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.

09 Sep

Since this year, September 9 has been declared by the United Nations as 'International Day for the Protection of Education against Attacks'. In 2019, the UN registered nearly 500 attacks against schools in various conflict zones.

04 Sep

Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin expresses his deep concern about the sanctions announced by the U.S. authorities against staff members of the International Criminal Court (ICC), including the Prosecutor. Belgium condemns these unacceptable and unprecedented measures, which hinder the work and the proper functioning of the Court. It calls on the United States to reconsider these measures.

21 Aug

Marie Cherchari is the new Deputy Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. She succeeds Arnaud Gaspart who took up his new role at the Belgian embassy in Canada this summer.