En De
Total doses
given
26.6M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.88%
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Visa
Visa not required for 31 countries
Permission
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Quarantine:

20.09.2022

Stay home for seven days; Carry out a screening test five days after contact with a sick person; 21/10/2020: the duration of the quarantine increases to 10 days; 02/12/2021: Vaccinated persons must remain in quarantine until they receive a negative result from their PCR test; 04/01/2022: Fully vaccinated high-risk contacts should not go into quarantine; but should apply strict preventive measures (face mask; preferably FFP2); distance; no contact with vulnerable people up to 10 days after high-risk contact. Partially vaccinated high-risk contacts should go into quarantine for 7 days. From day 4; the quarantine can be lifted on condition of carrying out daily negative self-tests and strictly applying preventive measures (mouth mask; preferably FFP2); social distance; no contact with vulnerable people; up to 10 days after high-risk contact. High-risk; unvaccinated contacts should enter quarantine for 10 days. From the 7th day; the quarantine can be lifted provided that daily negative self-tests are carried out; and that preventive measures are strictly applied (mouth mask; preferably FFP2); distance; avoidance of contact with vulnerable people up to 10 days after high-risk contact. These rules also apply to secondary education; 10/01/2022: for basic education schools; a class must be quarantined for 5 days as soon as there are 4 (or 25% of the class) of infected cases (with or without symptoms) in this class. New test and quarantine policy places more importance on self-tests; 17/03/2022: no longer a requirement for testing or quarantine for the general population.

20.09.2022

Isolation lasts a minimum of 7 days and only ends on the decision of the attending physician; when one is officially no longer ill; 27/01/2021: people who test positive for COVID-19 will now have to isolate themselves for ten days; 10/01/2022: For asymptomatic people and people with mild complaints; the duration of isolation is reduced to 7 days (provided they have no fever for 3 days and clinical improvement of complaints); with an additional 3 days of additional protective measures; such as limiting the number of contacts to what is strictly necessary; wearing a mask (preferably an FFP2 mask) at all times in an interior area. In communities hosting vulnerable people (such as nursing and care homes); the duration of isolation for residents who are asymptomatic or in cases of mild complaints is reduced from 14 days to 10 days. For healthcare staff in these communities; the duration of isolation is also 7 days; followed by the compulsory wearing of an FFP2 mask (without valve) in the workplace;

20.09.2022

Contact tracing is conducted by dedicate CT teams. High risk close contacts - 7 day quarantine with test performed day 5. If negative; can leave quarantine on day seven. Low risk close contacts - wear face mask whenever outside household and when meeting people (may still go to work and school); keep a 1.5 m distance for everyone for 14 days; wash hands thoroughly and often; contact your doctor/healthcare system if symptoms develop. Have set up maximum capacity for manual Contact Tracing for all confirmed cases. Have opted not to use mobile app technology (low public acceptability); 17/03/2022: strongly recommended that everyone (vaccinated or not) wear a mask for contacts outside the household for 7 days after contact at high risk or; if a mask is not possible; to do a daily self-test.

04.08.2022

Contact tracing is conducted by dedicate CT teams. High risk close contacts - 7 day quarantine with test performed day 5. If negative; can leave quarantine on day seven. Low risk close contacts - wear face mask whenever outside household and when meeting people (may still go to work and school); keep a 1.5 m distance for everyone for 14 days; wash hands thoroughly and often; contact your doctor/healthcare system if symptoms develop. Have set up maximum capacity for manual Contact Tracing for all confirmed cases. Have opted not to use mobile app technology (low public acceptability); 17/03/2022: strongly recommended that everyone (vaccinated or not) wear a mask for contacts outside the household for 7 days after contact at high risk or; if a mask is not possible; to do a daily self-test.

24.05.2022

Self-isolation at own accommodation

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Belgium. Travellers are not required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. Exceptions remain when entering from high-risk countries or areas (no such countries or areas are currently listed).

High-risk countries and areas: Travellers entering from high-risk countries and areas are required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or testing, and complete the Passenger Locator Form.

18.05.2022

01/08/2020: Travelers from high risk countries will need to isolate for 14 days. 25/09/2020: Non-essential travellers to/from countries in red and orange zones are obliged to quarantine upon entry/return to Belgium. Requirement might also include or only require testing. Requirement to fill in travel log.; 26/09/2020: Non-essential travellers to/from countries in red only are obliged to quarantine and get tested upon entry/return to Belgium. Requirement might also include or only require testing. Requirement to fill in travel log.; Between 21/10/2020 and 15/11/2020: travellers returning from regions in the red zone were temporarily no longer required to take a test; except in the event of apparent symptoms.; 01/12/2020 People who have stayed abroad for more than 48 hours and will stay in Belgium for more than 48 hours will be subjected to stricter controls. They must: fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and comply with the mandatory quarantine.; 27/01/2021: upon arrival in Belgium; the duration of quarantine remains ten days. This period may be reduced to a minimum of seven days on condition of a negative test result; where the test was taken; at the earliest; seven days after exposure; 27/06/2021: the PLF must be completed within 48 hours of the arrival; when returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of more than 48 hours. The PLF takes into account the last 14 days to determine if a quarantine is required. Travellers with a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery and no symptoms; don't need to quarantine or test; otherwise a test is required at day-1 (or day-2) upon return from abroad. Travellers coming back from a EU/Shengen country or from a country mentioned in the 'white list' and their test result is negative; they can stop quarantine. Returning from other countries implies that the quarantine will last at least 7 days; a second PCR test can be done earliest at day-7; a negative result allowing to lift up the quarantine. Children under 12 don't need to be tested; 19/07/2021 Upon returning from a high-risk European area; people who have not yet been fully vaccinated must; in addition to a PCR test on day 1 (with quarantine at stake); perform a PCR test on day 7. The test on day 1 is not necessary if the person in question has already undergone a PCR test in the 72 hours prior to arrival on Belgian territory. A positive result to a PCR test will imply an obligation of quarantine of 10 days; without possible interruption; 31/08/2021 Travellers returning from a red zone (both within and outside the EU) without a vaccination or recovery certificate; must get tested the 1st and the 7th day following their return. If the test results are positive; isolation is mandatory. All people who have had high-risk contact with a Covid-positive person; including fully vaccinated people; will need to be tested on the 1st and 7th day after contact. Quarantine is mandatory for people who are not fully vaccinated (10 days; reduced to 7 days if the second test (at day 7) is negative); 28/11/2021 For people allowed to travel to or through Belgium from very high-risk zones; stricter rules apply before and upon arrival in Belgium: They must get tested in Belgium on day 1 (residents and non-residents) and day 7 (residents and non-residents). All persons returning from a very high risk third country must also spend 10 days in quarantine; except for carrying out activities which are the essential reason for travelling to Belgium in the case of diplomats and transport staff. These measures apply even to fully vaccinated people; 18/02/2022: No quarantine obligation for anyone who enters the country (resident and non-resident) with a certificate. For people from countries or regions at high risk outside of the Schengen zone /EU; strict quarantine rules remain unchanged.; 7/03/2022: no more countries in very high risk zones; so no quarantine obligation or passenger locator form.

15.03.2022

Contact tracing is conducted by dedicate CT teams. High risk close contacts - 7 day quarantine with test performed day 5. If negative; can leave quarantine on day seven. Low risk close contacts - wear face mask whenever outside household and when meeting people (may still go to work and school); keep a 1.5 m distance for everyone for 14 days; wash hands thoroughly and often; contact your doctor/healthcare system if symptoms develop. Have set up maximum capacity for manual Contact Tracing for all confirmed cases. Have opted not to use mobile app technology (low public acceptability); 17/03/2022: strongly recommended that everyone (vaccinated or not) wear a mask for contacts outside the household for 7 days after contact at high risk or; if a mask is not possible; to do a daily self-test.

15.03.2022

Change in the period of quarantine for essential workers by testing on day 5 post exposure. Exceptions apply. ; 04/01/2022: Fully vaccinated high-risk contacts should not go into quarantine; but should apply strict preventive measures (face mask; preferably FFP2); distance; no contact with vulnerable people up to 10 days after high-risk contact. Partially vaccinated high-risk contacts should go into quarantine for 7 days. From day 4; the quarantine can be lifted on condition of carrying out daily negative self-tests and strictly applying preventive measures (mouth mask; preferably FFP2); social distance; no contact with vulnerable people; up to 10 days after high-risk contact. High-risk; unvaccinated contacts should enter quarantine for 10 days. From the 7th day; the quarantine can be lifted provided that daily negative self-tests are carried out; and that preventive measures are strictly applied (mouth mask; preferably FFP2); distance; avoidance of contact with vulnerable people up to10 days after high-risk contact. These rules also apply to secondary education; 10/01/2022: for basic education schools; a class must be quarantined for 5 days as soon as there are 4 (or 25% of the class) of infected cases (with or without symptoms) in this class. New test and quarantine policy places more importance on self-tests; 17/03/2022: no longer a requirement for testing or quarantine for the general population.

15.03.2022

People with symptoms that don’t require hospitalisation must stay at home for seven days or as long as symptoms remain. ; 27/01/2021: people who test positive for COVID-19 will now have to isolate themselves for ten days. ; 10/01/2022: For asymptomatic people and people with mild complaints; the duration of isolation is reduced to 7 days (provided they have no fever for 3 days and clinical improvement of complaints); with an additional 3 days of additional protective measures; such as limiting the number of contacts to what is strictly necessary; wearing a mask (preferably an FFP2 mask) at all times in an interior area. In communities hosting vulnerable people (such as nursing and care homes); the duration of isolation for residents who are asymptomatic or in cases of mild complaints is reduced from 14 days to 10 days. For healthcare staff in these communities; the duration of isolation is also 7 days; followed by the compulsory wearing of an FFP2 mask (without valve) in the workplace.

03.02.2022

Depending on the answers to the self-assessment questionnaire attached to the Passenger Locator Form; a traveller may be required to comply with a quarantine. After 7 days in quarantine; there is a compulsory test.

26.05.2021

Self-isolation at own accommodation 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. 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.