Air traffic has almost come to a standstill to curb the spreading of the coronavirus, and when there is a flight, social distancing means that it's not at full capacity.
"In Peru, we have about 200 stranded Belgians or maybe more", explains Philippe Goffin. "We will focus on countries like this first, and next on countries where we have 20 or 30 Belgians." Mr Goffin adds that for other countries with smaller numbers of Belgians, the Belgian government hopes to cooperate with other countries for repatriation.
The former TV presenter Sabine De Vos got stranded in New Zealand. "In fact, there are two options: you can put up the pressure with the local diplomatic services, or you can hope for Belgium to send a repatriation flight."