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.
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Due to security threats, Belgian authorities had to stop the evacuations from the airport. Belgium continues to work with its partners to find a solution for Belgians and beneficiaries in Afghanistan. You can look at security information updates in our Afghanistan travel advice in Dutch or French.
Do you have Belgian family members or Belgian acquaintances in Afghanistan who wish to leave the country? Contact the Crisis Centre of the FPS Foreign Affairs at telephone number +32 2 501 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm).
If you have already contacted this Crisis Centre or the Embassy of Belgium in Islamabad and your details have been recorded, your request will be further followed up. The Belgian government itself contacts the people who are evacuated.
Covid travel advice
The travel information is provided on an advice basis only and is not binding.
IMPORTANT: Any travel to non-EU countries remains strongly discouraged.
All information on the applicable rules for travels to Belgium can be found on: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/
Travellers need to be aware that new outbreaks of COVID and new measures abroad can have important repercussions on their trip. Repatriation can not be guaranteed in case of cancellation of commercial flights or closure of borders.
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Following the decisions of the Concertation Committee of 22/01/2021, since February 1, 2021, the map with color codes is available only on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.
The call centre of the Foreign Affairs crisis centre can be reached at +32 (0)2 501 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm).
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.
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.
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.
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."
Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation, will visit Jordan from September 19 to 21 and Lebanon from September 21 to 24. This working visit will focus on the humanitarian issues face by the two countries, which are of great concern to Belgium. This attention is illustrated by the Belgian humanitarian aid dedicated to the response to the humanitarian needs resulting from the Syrian crisis.
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A call for applications (m/f/x) has been published in the Official Journal for the appointment by Belgium of two judges to the General Court of the European Union.
On 4 August, French President Macron and the United Nations will hold a third international donor conference to raise funds for emergency aid for the Lebanese people. The video conference will take place exactly one year after the tragic explosion that ravaged the port of Beirut and caused a lot of casualties. The explosion came on top of institutional and socio-economic crises in Lebanon that have only worsened since then.