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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
189.8M
People fully
vaccinated
63.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.18%
Airline Updates:
Lufthansa plans to hire 10,000 staff as it battles rising demand, having cancelled 7,000 flights during summer travel chaos.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
3M
People fully
vaccinated
-
% Fully
vaccinated
-
Other:
14/04/2022: Indoor mask mandate ends; face masks are now only compulsory in only in hospitals; prisons and healthcare facilities.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
-
People fully
vaccinated
6.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
62.27%
Public Place:
As of regulations introduced on 02/11; mandatory use of masks in all closed public spaces.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
21.9M
People fully
vaccinated
7.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
73.59%
Public Place:
From 28/06/2021 masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors where physical distance cannot be respected.;
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
462.6K
% Fully
vaccinated
71.43%
Other:
9/06/2022: face masks are only compulsory in care facilities and hospitals
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20M
People fully
vaccinated
6.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
90.43%
Airline Updates:
Cathay Pacific avoiding designated airspace zones around Taiwan.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
189.8M
People fully
vaccinated
63.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.18%
Airline Updates:
Lufthansa announces plans to resume weekly Frankfurt-Nanjing, China from 04SEP22.
More information
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
189.8M
People fully
vaccinated
63.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.18%
Airline Updates:
Lufthansa ground staff agree pay deal after strike.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
95.8M
People fully
vaccinated
40.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
85.49%
Public Place:
20/04/2022: Masks are no longer mandatory indoors except in healthcare settings and public transport.
More information
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
142.9M
People fully
vaccinated
48M
% Fully
vaccinated
81.26%
Public Place:
MoH announces the use of masks is required only indoors and in public transport. Outdoors masks should be worn in crowded places when adequate distance cannot be kept (stadiums; queues; markets; and areas outside public buildings such as schools and churches during busy hours).; 15/06/2022: face masks are now only required on public transport and in hospitals and care facilities.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.2M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Other:
5/03/2022: people working in the health care and social services must present a 2.5G rule (vaccinated; recovered or PCR test) continues to apply; whereby the PCR test is valid for a maximum of 48 hours; and the FFP2 mask requirement in closed rooms.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
29.5M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.64%
Vaccination:
Compulsory for anyone not residing in Belgium to present a Digital Covid Certificate upon entry; i.e. a valid vaccination certificate. Exceptions apply (stays of less than 48 hours). No test obligation for anyone who enters the country (resident and non-resident) with a certificate. For Belgian residents without a certificate travelling from a dark red country or a third country not on the white list of Europe should undergo a rapid antigen (RAT) or a PCR test on day 1 after their arrival. For people from countries or regions with circulation of a new variant Concern (VOC) strict testing rules remain...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.2M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Other:
If contact with other people at the workplace cannot be avoided; 3-G (vaccinated; tested; recovered) proof must be presented. If the 3-G proof can be provided; there is no mask requirement. From 1 November to and including November 14th; people who cannot present a 3-G certificate must wear an FFP 2 mask for the entire working time. Workplaces in the healthcare sector may only be entered a with 3-G proof. For employees who have not been vaccinated and who have not recovered: in the healthcare sector; in night catering and at major events; can also show a valid PCR test....
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
29.5M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.64%
Movement Restrictions:
Upon return from a red zone; it is mandatory to quarantine and get tested. In addition to the mandatory negative test result prior to departure; the Consultative Committee would like every non-resident travelling to Belgium to be tested again upon arrival. This can be done with a PCR test or a rapid antigen test. 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 Passenger Tracking Form...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
29.5M
People fully
vaccinated
9.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.64%
Airline Updates:
Brussels Airlines posts loss of €89 million in first half of 2022 but remains hopeful for its future.
More information
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None