En De
Total doses
given
25.7M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.67%
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Latest News:

26.05.2021

Latest News: All passenger traffic from Brazil, India, South Africa to Belgium will be temporarily banned (Brussels Times, 27.04.2021).

International Restrictions:

*From within the EU:

The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk regions. Belgium's classification is updated every Sunday and is valid from the Monday immediately following. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Belgium depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

Find out the current colour code assigned by Belgium to each country

Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers from a "red" zone, who are not resident in Belgium, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.

Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland).

All travellers from a "red" zone must also undergo a second test on day 7 of the mandatory quarantine.

Residents of Belgium, returning from a "red" zone after a stay of more than 48 hours, must undergo a mandatory test on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine.

There are exceptions in a few strictly limited cases. More information is available at https://www.info-coronavirus.be

Is a quarantine required?

All travellers who have been at least 48 hours in a "red" zone, and who will stay at least 48 hours in Belgium, must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. Travellers arriving from a red zone by air or sea must always complete a 10-day quarantine, regardless of the length of their stay.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

All persons coming or returning to Belgium, or travelling through Belgium, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form in advance. A self-assessment tool is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

There is an exception when the person is travelling by other means than plane or boat and staying less than 48 hours abroad or less than 48 hours in Belgium. This is a very strict exception that can be subject to control.

Travellers have to fill out a declaration indicating the reason for their journey (more information and the form can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

Contact Point for Belgium

If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test, and the obligation of quarantine in Belgium, please check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be and, if needed, contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be

Find out more:
diplomatie.belgium.be
www.info-coronavirus.be


Documents you need to travel in Europe

Health cover for temporary stays *Transit:

Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travellers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a statement indicating the reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

All persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

Transit by land

From within the EU+ area, if you will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium and if you are not travelling by air or boat, no PCR test is required.

From outside the EU+ area, if you will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium and if you are not travelling by air, boat, train or bus, no PCR test is required.

*From Third Countries:

Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is in third countries considered as “red” zones, except if they are EU/Schengen citizens or residents.

Third countries are considered to be "red" zones, with the exception of third countries listed in Annex I of Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 (Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Israël).

Essential travel is allowed while respecting restrictions.

Depending on the country or region you are travelling from, different measures apply.

  • "Red" zones are regions or countries where individuals are at a high risk of infection.
  • "Orange" zones are regions or countries for which a moderately elevated risk of infection has been identified.
  • "Green" zones are regions or countries for which a low risk of infection has been identified.

Is a quarantine required?

Any person coming (or returning) to Belgium for at least 48 hours, after a stay of at least 48 hours in a "red" zone, must be placed in quarantine. Quarantine lasts 10 days, but can be shortened with a negative PCR test on day 7. Residents in Belgium must also be tested on day 1 of quarantine.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

All persons coming or returning to Belgium, or travelling through Belgium, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form in advance. A self-assessment tool is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

There is an exception when the person is travelling by other means than carrier and staying less than 48 hours abroad or less than 48 hours in Belgium. This is a very strict exception that can be subject to control.

Find out more:
Colour codes by country
Mandatory form for travel to Belgium
Info coronavirus

Contact Point
For any questions concerning the measures applicable to arrival in Belgium, please check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ and contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be.

Internal Restrictions:

*Public spaces and services: The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures are kept under active review and are subject to an ongoing assessment of local conditions. You should check the latest nationwide updates published by the Belgian Government on their website.

Up to ten people are allowed to meet together outdoors, except between the hours of midnight and 5am when this is limited to three people (unless from the same household group). A household may receive two people indoors at the same time, provided that these people belong to the same household. Children up to the age of 12 are not included in these limits.

Shops, hairdressers and beauty salons are open. Shopping should be done alone or with a maximum of one other person from the same household.

Restaurant, café and bar terraces are open for outdoor service only between the hours of 8am and 10pm. Tables are limited to four people (unless all people are from the same household group). A takeaway service is permitted.

Schools are open. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other indoor cultural venues and sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Outdoor cultural and other events can take place with a maximum of 50 people. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people.

You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed, including in busy shopping streets and markets. It is mandatory to wear a mask on public transport and in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children aged 12 and below are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

Local authorities have been empowered to take additional measures in the event of a spike in the numbers of local cases. These powers range from requiring that masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. For example, in Brussels it is mandatory to wear a mask in all public places and streets. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.

*Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are only open for outdoor or room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

04.06.2020

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD