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Airlines Updates

Published on 21.11.2020
Brussels Airlines introduces rapid Covid-19 tests on some flights

Published on 13.11.2020
Air Antwerp suspends Antwerp – London City route in December

Published on 19.10.2020
Air Belgium revises NW20 operations as of 16OCT20

15.10.2020 brussels airlines earlier this month adjusted planned Intercontinental operation for Northern winter 2020/21 season. The new season sees operation split into 2 parts, as the airline operates revised routing and frequencies until 14FEB21 inclusive. Normal operation (with reduced frequency) will gradually return as early as 15FEB21.

Additional changes remain highly possible.

25OCT20 – 14FEB21
Brussels – Accra – Abidjan – Brussels 3 weekly
Brussels – Banjul – Dakar – Brussels 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16DEC20)
Brussels – Bujumbura – Entebbe 1 weekly
Brussels – Cotonou – Abidjan – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – Dakar 3 weekly
Brussels – Douala – Yaounde 3 weekly
Brussels – Entebbe – Kigali 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17DEC20 to 19JAN21)
Brussels – Freetown – Monrovia – Brussels 3 weekly (4 weekly from 07DEC20, 5 weekly 15DEC20 – 12JAN21)
Brussels – Kinshasa 4 weekly (5 weekly 13DEC20 – 18JAN21; Extra flights in late-Dec)
Brussels – Lome – Abidjan – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – Tel Aviv eff 16NOV20 Service resumption, reduce from 12 to 4 weekly
Brussels – Yaounde – Douala 1 weekly

15FEB21 – 27MAR21
Brussels – Abidjan – Cotonou 2 weekly
Brussels – Abidjan – Monrovia 3 weekly

Brussels – Accra – Lome 3 weekly

Brussels – Bujumbura – Entebbe – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Dakar – Banjul 4 weekly
Brussels – Dakar – Freetown 3 weekly
Brussels – Douala – Yaounde 5 weekly
Brussels – Kigali – Entebbe – Brussels 3 weekly
Brussels – Kinshasa 3 weekly
Brussels – Luanda – Kinshasa – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – New York JFK 3 weekly (Service resumption)
Brussels – Tel Aviv 6 weekly

In Northern winter 2020/21 season, following destinations will not be offered: Montreal, Ouagadougou, Washington Dulles.

Published on 13.10.2020
TUIfly Belgium adds Lille – Fez route in S21

Published on 29.09.2020
TUI fly Belgium will temporarily suspend operations from regional airports of Ostend-Bruges, Antwerp and Liege

02.09.2020 brussels airlines during the month of September and October 2020 plans to operate following Intercontinental service, on board Airbus A330-300 aircraft (Tel Aviv operated by A320). Information listed below is as of 01SEP20, although travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Operation listed below is in effect until 24OCT20.

Brussels – Accra eff 11SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels – Banjul – Dakar – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Bujumbura – Entebbe 1 weekly
Brussels – Cotonou – Abidjan – Brussels 2 weekly (3 weekly from 12SEP20)
Brussels – Dakar 3 weekly (2 weekly from 07SEP20)
Brussels – Douala – Yaounde 3 weekly
Brussels – Entebbe – Kigali 2 weekly
Brussels – Freetown – Dakar – Brussels 1 weekly (2 weekly from 13SEP20)
Brussels – Kinshasa 3 weekly (4 weekly from 30SEP20)
Brussels – Lome – Abidjan – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – Monrovia – Abidjan – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – New York JFK eff 01OCT20 3 weekly
Brussels – Tel Aviv eff 01OCT20 3 weekly

01.09.2020 TUIfly Belgium in September 2020 plans to operate following routes, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Note the following list focuses on flights from the week of 06SEP20, therefore selected routes operating during the period of 01SEP20 – 05SEP20 may be omitted.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, with last minute adjustment remains highly possible.

Antwerp – Alicante 3 weekly
Antwerp – Corvera 2 weekly
Antwerp – Ibiza eff 25SEP20 2 weekly
Antwerp – Malaga 3 weekly
Antwerp – Palma Mallorca eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Antwerp – Split eff 25SEP20 1 weekly
Brest – Toulon 1 weekly
Brussels – Ajaccio – Bastia – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Alicante 9 weekly
Brussels – Antalya eff 24SEP20 3 weekly
Brussels – Antalya – Bodrum – Brussels eff 26SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Brindisi – Lamezia Terme – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – Bourgas 2 weekly (Inbound via Varna from 26SEP20)
Brussels – Catania 2 weekly
Brussels – Chania – Irakleion – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Corfu 1 weekly
Brussels – Corfu – Thessaloniki – Brussels 1 weekly until 14SEP20
Brussels – Corfu – Zakynthos – Brussels 1-2 weekly
Brussels – Dalaman eff 27SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Djerba eff 26SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Dubrovnik 1 weekly
Brussels – Enfidha eff 27SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Enfidha – Djerba – Brussels eff 28SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels – Eskisehir 1 weekly
Brussels – Faro 3 weekly
Brussels – Funchal 1 weekly (until 14SEP20)
Brussels – Funchal – Tenerife South – Brussels eff 21SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 1 weekly (2 weekly from 21SEP20)
Brussels – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Funchal – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Tenerife South – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Irakleion – Rhodes – Brussels 3 weekly
Brussels – Izmir eff 27SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Jerez de la Frontera 1 weekly
Brussels – Kos 1 weekly
Brussels – Kos – Rhodes eff 08SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Lanzarote – Fuerteventura – Brussels 2 weekly
Brussels – Malaga 7 weekly
Brussels – Marsa Alam eff 25SEP20 1 weekly
Brussels – Mykonos – Kos – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Palermo 2 weekly
Brussels – Palma Mallorca eff23SEP20 6 weekly
Brussels – Paphos eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels – Prishtina 1 weekly
Brussels – Rhodes 1 weekly
Brussels – Rhodes – Chania – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Sharm el Sheikh eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels – Tenerife South 5 weekly
Brussels – Thira – Chania – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Tirana 1 weekly
Brussels – Tirana – Prishtina – Brussels 1 weekly
Brussels – Valencia 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Al Hoceima 1 weekly until 10SEP20
Brussels South Charleroi – Algiers eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Alicante 3 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Malaga 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Nador eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Oran eff 23SEP20 3 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Oujda eff 25SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Rabat eff 26SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Tangier eff 23SEP20 2 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Toulon 1 weekly
Brussels South Charleroi – Tunis eff 24SEP20 2 weekly
Liege – Alicante – Malaga – Liege 1 weekly
Liege – Kayseri 2 weekly
Liege – Tenerife South – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Liege 2 weekly
Lille – Lanzarote – Tenerife South – Lille 1 weekly
Lille – Irakleion 1 weekly
Lille – Kos – Rhodes – Lille 1 weekly (until 19SEP20, opposite direction from 26SEP20)
Lille – Malaga 1 weekly
Lille – Olbia – Palermo – Lille 1 weekly (until 11SEP20, opposite direction from 18SEP20)
Lille – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Lille – Tenerife South – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Ostend – Alicante 5 weekly
Ostend – Eskisehir 2 weekly
Ostend – Ibiza eff 28SEP20 1 weekly
Ostend – Malaga 3 weekly
Ostend – Palma Mallorca eff 27SEP20 2 weekly
Ostend – Palma Mallorca – Ibiza – Ostend eff 25SEP20 1 weekly
Ostend – Tenerife South 1 weekly
Ostend – Tenerife South – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Ostend 2 weekly

Published on 19.08.2020
TUI fly Belgium will operate flights between Belgium and Morocco from 27 August to 10 September

04.08.2020 brussels airlines during the month of August 2020 plans to operate 41 European routes, based on schedule listing as of 02AUG20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, including possible last minute adjustments and cancellations.

Brussels – Alicante 8 weekly (7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Athens 5 weekly
Brussels – Barcelona 7 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Bilbao 4 weekly (3 weekly from 23AUG20)
Brussels – Budapest 3 weekly (2 weekly from 23AUG20)
Brussels – Catania 3 weekly
Brussels – Copenhagen 6 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Dubrovnik 2 weekly (1 weekly from 23AUG20)
Brussels – Faro 7 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Florence 3 weekly
Brussels – Geneva 7 weekly (9 weekly from 16AUG20, 10 weekly from 23AUG20)
Brussels – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 2 weekly
Brussels – Ibiza 2 weekly
Brussels – Irakleion 6 weekly
Brussels – Kos 2 weekly
Brussels – Lisbon 6 weekly
Brussels – London Heathrow 2 weekly (6 weekly from 09AUG20, 7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Lyon 4 weekly
Brussels – Madrid 6 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Malaga 14 weekly
Brussels – Manchester 2 weekly
Brussels – Marseille 4 weekly (5 weekly from 09AUG20)
Brussels – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly
Brussels – Naples 3 weekly
Brussels – Nice 10 weekly (11 weekly from 09AUG20)
Brussels – Oslo 3 weekly
Brussels – Palermo 1 weekly
Brussels – Palma Mallorca 3 weekly
Brussels – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Brussels – Porto 8 weekly
Brussels – Prague 4 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Brussels – Rhodes 2 weekly
Brussels – Rome 6 weekly
Brussels – Split 1 weekly
Brussels – Stockholm Bromma 4 weekly
Brussels – Tenerife South 5 weekly
Brussels – Toulouse 6 weekly
Brussels – Venice 6 weekly
Brussels – Vienna 4 weekly
Brussels – Vilnius 3 weekly (No operation 17AUG20 – 08SEP20)

Published on 03.08.2020
All passengers –irrespective departure country will have to fill out and present a Passenger Locator Form before boarding on a flight to BRU

Published on 16.07.2020
Air Belgium resumes scheduled passenger service from mid-July 2020

Published on 15.07.2020
Air Belgium relaunches scheduled flights to French West Indies on 15 July
Brussels Airlines to postpone extension of its flight schedule by one week in August

Published on 14.07.2020
Liege Airport resumes passenger flights on 17 July

02.07.2020 brussels airlines in the last few weeks filed additional changes to its planned Inter-Continental operation. Previously scheduled to resume from July, the Star Alliance carrier’s to Africa and North America service resumption is now delayed to August 2020.

During the month of July, the airline is displaying selected limited-time service to West and Central Africa under 4-digit SN flight numbers, which is excluded in the following list of planned service, as of 01JUL20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and passenger traffic rights.

Brussels – Banjul – Dakar – Brussels eff 01AUG20 3 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Bujumbura – Entebbe – Brussels eff 06AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Freetown – Dakar – Brussels eff 07AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Cotonou – Abidjan – Brussels eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Douala – Yaounde – Brussels eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Hurghada eff 26JUL20 3 weekly A320
Brussels – Kigali – Entebbe – Brussels eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Kinshasa eff 01AUG20 4 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Lome – Accra – Brussels eff 02AUG20 3 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Monrovia – Abidjan – Brussels eff 04AUG20 2 weekly A330-300
Brussels – New York JFK eff 01AUG20 4 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Tel Aviv eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A320
Published on 24.06.2020
TUIfly Belgium July/August 2020 operations as of 21JUN20

Published on 08.06.2020

The list of destinations relaunched by Brussels Airlines, with starting date and frequency

brussels airlines last week filed planned operational schedule between June and August 2020, as the airline resumes operation on 15JUN20. For Intercontinental service, the airline will be offering following routes with reduced frequencies.

Planned operation remains subject to change, due to various travel restrictions.

Brussels – Accra – Abidjan – Brussels eff 06AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Banjul – Dakar – Brussels eff 22JUN20 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 03JUL20, 4 weekly from 15JUL20)
Brussels – Bujumbura – Entebbe – Brussels eff 09AUG20 1 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Cotonou – Abidjan – Brussels 
eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Douala – Yaounde – Brussels eff 02JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Hurghada eff 28JUN20 3 weekly A320
Brussels – Kigali – Entebbe – Brussels eff 14JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Kinshasa eff 22JUN20 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 02JUL20, 4 weekly from 09AUG20)
Brussels – Lome – Accra – Brussels eff 13JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Brussels – Monrovia – Abidjan – Brussels 
eff 29JUN20 2 weekly A330-300
Brussels – New York JFK eff 13JUL20 3 weekly A330-300 (4 weekly from 07AUG20)
Brussels – Tel Aviv eff 25JUN20 3 weekly A319 (4 weekly from 29JUN20)

 

Published on 05.06.2020

Brussels airlines June – August 2020 Intercontinental operations as of 04JUN20

Brussels airlines June – August 2020 European operations as of 04JUN20

 

Published on 01.06.2020
New 2020 summer network: brusselsairlines.com

Published on 25.05.2020
Brussels Airlines will offer 30 percent of its original planned summer schedule

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Belgium
Crossing Rules

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 1 April 2021.
– This does not apply to students.
– This does not apply to passengers entering Belgium to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the destination country.
– More exemptions can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ .

Passengers must have an Essential Journey Certificate issued by a Belgian embassy or consulate.

Passengers entering or transiting through Belgium must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in Dutch, English, French or German.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be submitted at most 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine; details can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ .

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 09 October 2020 to 31 December 2020

Close contacts: limitation to a maximum of 3 close contacts per month;
A close contact implies contact closer than 1.5 m without a face mask;
Private gatherings at home: maximum 4 people, maintaining a social distance or with a face mask if social distancing is not possible;
Cafés, canteens and other drinking establishments: maximum 4 people per table, except for family members living under the same roof;
Non-organised outdoor gatherings: maximum 4 people, except for family members living under the same roof;
Closing time cafés: 11 pm;
Additional awareness-raising and enforcement efforts will be implemented to ensure that these measures are applied everywhere;
Working from home is highly recommended, several days per week.

International movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 31 December 2020

You may travel to other countries. There are 3 types of zones.
You are allowed to travel to green zones. They are safe.
It is best not to travel to red or amber zones.

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Flight Restrictions

published 28.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand or Uruguay.
– This does not apply to passengers with a “C” visa issued after 18 March 2020 by Belgium.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.

A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be submitted at most 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at travel.info-coronavirus.be

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation

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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium. 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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 09 October 2020 to 31 December 2020

All shops are open.
Night shops are open until 10:00 p.m.
Markets are open.
Wear a face mask in shops and at the market. This is mandatory.
Do you own a shop? Read the guide by the FPS Economy with tips to open your shop safely. This guide also contains information for market vendors, hairdressers, beauticians and shopping centres.
Pubs and restaurants are open until 1:00 a.m.
It is best to make a reservation.
You can go to bars or restaurants only with your family (or the people you live with) and your 5 stable contacts.
Stay seated at the table.
You must wear a face mask. This is mandatory. If you are sitting down at a table, you do not need to wear a face mask.
You must leave your contact details.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 09 October 2020 to 31 August 2020

All locations have reopened, e.g. libraries, theme parks, indoor playgrounds and casinos.
For official events, such as village fetes, sports competitions or cultural exhibitions, there will be a maximum number of people allowed to attend.
a maximum of 200 people inside and 400 people outside.
Each organisation has specific rules. Check the website
You must wear a face mask (from the age of 12). This is mandatory in the following places:
shops and shopping malls,
shopping streets,
crowded places,
markets,
public transport,
libraries,
cinemas,
museums,
theatres, concert halls and conference halls,
auditoria,
fairgrounds
religious buildings
You need to give your contact info when you go to:
wellness centres
sports lessons in a club
swimming pools
casinos
party and reception rooms

What is not yet allowed?

Discotheques or night clubs are not yet allowed to reopen.
Big events (such as festivals) are not allowed.

Sport

If you are part of a sports club you are allowed to exercise together with a maximum of 50 people.
You can exercise in a fitness club, sports club or swimming pool.
You can visit a sauna or wellness centre. Publicly accessible jacuzzis, hammams and steam rooms remain closed.

Religion

Worship services are allowed.
A maximum of 200 people may attend.
Physical contact is not allowed.
You must wear a face mask (from the age of 12 years).

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Lessons will resume gradually as from 18 May. Not all students will go back to school immediately.
Each community will be responsible for executing this decision in its own territory, in consultation with the education sector.
During this phase, schools will gradually reopen for some primary and secondary pupils, under strict organisational conditions. Pre-schools will remain closed at this stage and higher education has already planned through to the end of the academic year in cooperation with the community authorities
As far as the longer-term prospects are concerned, preparations for the start of the new school year are already in full swing. The Ministers of Education, in collaboration with the GEES experts, have drawn up a colour-coded system that indicates how schools should organise themselves on the basis of the health situation. The Ministers of Education will explain this plan in more detail during a press conference.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Full Restrictions

  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Belgium is implementing the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:
    *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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory. Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors.
    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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

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    02.03.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Belgium is implementing the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:
    *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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory. Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors.
    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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions: *From within the EU:

    Belgium is implementing the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:
    *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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory. Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors.
    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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions: *From within the EU:

    Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity).

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.belgium.be
    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:
    *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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory. Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors.
    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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions: *From within the EU:

    Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity).

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.belgium.be
    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:
    *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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory.
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors. 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 on their 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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government on their website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

    Read more
    15.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions: *From within the EU:

    Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is abroad.

    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.

    Third countries are considered to be “red” zones, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity).

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on day 7 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 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.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.belgium.be
    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:
    *Travel in Belgium:*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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Teleworking is mandatory.
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Hairdressers are open and other contact professions (for example, beauty salons ) can open from 1 March.
    Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors.
    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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 27 January until 1 March, all non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential reason of their journey (more information and the form can be found at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/).

    Restrictions for people coming or returning to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone (according to the National definition of risk areas).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from a “red” zone (from the age of 12), who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before entry. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

     

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day 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 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.

     

    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

    *Transit:

    Transit is considered essential travel and is therefore allowed. Travelers have to fill in, sign and carry with them a sworn statement indicating the essential 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities ban all leisure travel abroad to combat spread of COVID-19 variant (AP, 22.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Restrictions for people coming (or returning) to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone.

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine.

    Travelers (from the age of 12) who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before their travel if they come from a red zone. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

    For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test, and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travellers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be or contact the FPS Public Health.

    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.

    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.

    *Transit:

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

    All persons travelling through Belgium by carother means of transport and who are staying at least 48h in Belgium must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: COVID-19 restrictions will be extended until 1 March (Garda, 13.01.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Restrictions for people coming (or returning) to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone.

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine.

    Travelers (from the age of 12) who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before their travel if they come from a red zone. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

    For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test, and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travellers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be or contact the FPS Public Health.

    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.

    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

    *Transit:

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

    All persons travelling through Belgium by carother means of transport and who are staying at least 48h in Belgium must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Restrictions for people coming (or returning) to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone.

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine.

    Travelers (from the age of 12) who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before their travel if they come from a red zone. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

    For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test, and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travellers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be or contact the FPS Public Health.

    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.

    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

    *Transit:

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

    All persons travelling through Belgium by carother means of transport and who are staying at least 48h in Belgium must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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.
    The measures include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); the closure of hairdressers and beauty salons; a curfew from midnight – 5am in Flanders and from 10pm – 6am in Brussels and Wallonia; and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually (children under 18 may be accompanied by 1 parent), for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people..
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *Accommodation: All types of accommodation are permitted to open, (except holiday parks, bungalow parks and camping sites) subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19, but their bars and restaurants are closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: 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). Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules. 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.

    Read more
    10.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Belgium adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Belgium are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Restrictions for people coming (or returning) to Belgium from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country depend on whether they are returning from a red, orange, or green zone.

    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. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine.

    Travelers (from the age of 12) who are not resident in Belgium, must provide a negative PCR test before their travel if they come from a red zone. This test is also mandatory for passengers connecting via Belgium to a Schengen destination (including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland). The negative test must have been carried out less than 72 hours before departure for Belgium.

    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. For more information, please check https://www.info-coronavirus.be

    For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test, and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travellers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be or contact the FPS Public Health.

    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.

    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

    *Transit:

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

    All persons travelling through Belgium by carother means of transport and who are staying at least 48h in Belgium must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).

    People coming from the countries on the list published on the Foreign Affairs website may travel to Belgium.

    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am, except in Wallonia on December 24 when it is midnight – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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. 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.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Government tightens COVID-19 rules for incoming passengers (Aviation24.be, 01.01.2021). Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    All stays in a red zone will be considered high-risk contacts. As of 31 December 2020, any person (residents and non-residents) returning to Belgium after a stay of at least 48 hours in the red zone must be placed in quarantine. The quarantine can only be terminated with a negative PCR test performed on the seventh day of quarantine. This measure is currently in effect until 15 January 2021.

    There are exceptions in a few strictly limited cases:

    • for travellers who perform critical functions in essential sectors, work can be authorised at the place of employment with a certificate from the employer
    • students are authorised to exceptionally interrupt their quarantine to sit an exam (only to take the exam);
    • residents who have stayed abroad for professional reasons can waive the mandatory quarantine until 4 January, subject to a certificate from the employer certifying the professional reason for the trip. From 4 January 2021, the assessment of the Passenger Locator Form will take into account business trips certified by the employer.

    Residents returning from a red zone and having stayed there for more than 48 hours must be tested on the first day and on the seventh day of the quarantine. From 2 January 2021, people will receive an SMS on their return that will allow them to come to a test center. At Brussels Airport, the testing capacity will be further increased to allow travellers arriving in Belgium to be tested voluntarily from the outset. At Charleroi airport and Brussels-South station, the test capacity will be developed.

    For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travellers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ or contact the FPS Public Health.

    In addition, the control of the filling of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on arrival in Belgium will be strengthened, as will the control of compliance with the mandatory quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am, except in Wallonia on December 24 when it is midnight – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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. 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.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Belgium Latest News: Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Belgium will tighten international entry restrictions Dec. 25 as part of measures to slow transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From that date, all nonresidents will require proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, before entering the country; exceptions will apply to crossborder commuters. the government has designated certain locations with high COVID-19 activity as “red zones.” Travel with red zone countries is either strongly discouraged or prohibited. Most travelers entering from red zones must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for up to seven days after which a second test may be taken. If this test returns positive, the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. Individuals who stay in a red zone location for less than 48 hours are exempt from this measure. As of Dec. 19, the red zone includes most countries except Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, areas of Norway outside Oslo and Innlandet County, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
    Authorities have permitted travel to resume with EU and Schengen Area countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, though in many cases travel is strongly discouraged. Most nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, with some exceptions such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff; all such arrivals will require testing and seven days of self-isolation. From Jan. 1, 2021 it is possible that UK nationals based in the UK will also be prohibited from entry, reflecting the end of the Brexit transition period, after which the UK will no longer be classed as an EU/Schengen associated state.
    National authorities require all international arrivals to fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form.
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    From 23 to 31 December 2020, a ban on direct passenger transport by air, train and boat from the United Kingdom to Belgium applies to persons not having their principal residence in Belgium.

    Exemptions:

    • health professionals and researchers for professional movements;
    • professional movements of transport personnel;
    • diplomats, the staff of international organisations, humanitarian workers;
    • professional movements of seafarers,
    • highly qualified persons, if their work is economically necessary and cannot be postponed (including the movements of professional athletes with top sports status and cultural professionals, if they have a combined permit, and journalists, in the exercise of their professional activity).

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    All non-residents arriving in Belgium from a red zone (currently, most of Europe) must present, from 25/12, a recent negative test result performed in the last 48 hours.
    In addition, the control of the filling of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on arrival in Belgium will be strengthened, as will the control of compliance with the mandatory quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am, except in Wallonia on December 24 when it is midnight – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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. 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.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Belgium will tighten international entry restrictions Dec. 25 as part of measures to slow transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From that date, all nonresidents will require proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, before entering the country; exceptions will apply to crossborder commuters. the government has designated certain locations with high COVID-19 activity as “red zones.” Travel with red zone countries is either strongly discouraged or prohibited. Most travelers entering from red zones must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for up to seven days after which a second test may be taken. If this test returns positive, the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. Individuals who stay in a red zone location for less than 48 hours are exempt from this measure. As of Dec. 19, the red zone includes most countries except Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, areas of Norway outside Oslo and Innlandet County, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
    Authorities have permitted travel to resume with EU and Schengen Area countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, though in many cases travel is strongly discouraged. Most nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, with some exceptions such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff; all such arrivals will require testing and seven days of self-isolation. From Jan. 1, 2021 it is possible that UK nationals based in the UK will also be prohibited from entry, reflecting the end of the Brexit transition period, after which the UK will no longer be classed as an EU/Schengen associated state.
    National authorities require all international arrivals to fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form.
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    From 23 to 31 December 2020, a ban on direct passenger transport by air, train and boat from the United Kingdom to Belgium applies to persons not having their principal residence in Belgium.

    Exemptions:

    • health professionals and researchers for professional movements;
    • professional movements of transport personnel;
    • diplomats, the staff of international organisations, humanitarian workers;
    • professional movements of seafarers,
    • highly qualified persons, if their work is economically necessary and cannot be postponed (including the movements of professional athletes with top sports status and cultural professionals, if they have a combined permit, and journalists, in the exercise of their professional activity).

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    All non-residents arriving in Belgium from a red zone (currently, most of Europe) must present, from 25/12, a recent negative test result performed in the last 48 hours.
    In addition, the control of the filling of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on arrival in Belgium will be strengthened, as will the control of compliance with the mandatory quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am, except in Wallonia on December 24 when it is midnight – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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. 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.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Eurostar trains to Belgium and France from U.K. resume (Brussels Times, 23.12.2020). Belgium authorities will extend travel ban on planes and trains coming from U.K. for another 24 hours until 23:59 on 22 December (Reuters, 21.12.2020). Belgian government has announced that from 00:01 on 21 December 2020 it will close the border between the UK and Belgium for at least 24 hours (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020). Belgium to suspend flights, Eurostar trains from U.K. from 21 December for at least 24 hours because of COVID-19 (Politico, 20.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Belgium will tighten international entry restrictions Dec. 25 as part of measures to slow transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From that date, all nonresidents will require proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, before entering the country; exceptions will apply to crossborder commuters. the government has designated certain locations with high COVID-19 activity as “red zones.” Travel with red zone countries is either strongly discouraged or prohibited. Most travelers entering from red zones must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for up to seven days after which a second test may be taken. If this test returns positive, the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. Individuals who stay in a red zone location for less than 48 hours are exempt from this measure. As of Dec. 19, the red zone includes most countries except Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, areas of Norway outside Oslo and Innlandet County, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
    Authorities have permitted travel to resume with EU and Schengen Area countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, though in many cases travel is strongly discouraged. Most nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, with some exceptions such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff; all such arrivals will require testing and seven days of self-isolation. From Jan. 1, 2021 it is possible that UK nationals based in the UK will also be prohibited from entry, reflecting the end of the Brexit transition period, after which the UK will no longer be classed as an EU/Schengen associated state.
    National authorities require all international arrivals to fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form.
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    All non-residents arriving in Belgium from a red zone (currently, most of Europe) must present, from 25/12, a recent negative test result performed in the last 48 hours.
    In addition, the control of the filling of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on arrival in Belgium will be strengthened, as will the control of compliance with the mandatory quarantine.

    From 23 to 31 December 2020, a ban on direct passenger transport by air, train and boat from the United Kingdom to Belgium applies to persons not having their principal residence in Belgium.

    Exemptions:

    • health professionals and researchers for professional movements;
    • professional movements of transport personnel;
    • diplomats, the staff of international organisations, humanitarian workers;
    • professional movements of seafarers,
    • highly qualified persons, if their work is economically necessary and cannot be postponed (including the movements of professional athletes with top sports status and cultural professionals, if they have a combined permit, and journalists, in the exercise of their professional activity).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am, except in Wallonia on December 24 when it is midnight – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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. 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.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium authorities will extend travel ban on planes and trains coming from U.K. for another 24 hours until 23:59 on 22 December (Reuters, 21.12.2020). Belgian government has announced that from 00:01 on 21 December 2020 it will close the border between the UK and Belgium for at least 24 hours (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020). Belgium to suspend flights, Eurostar trains from U.K. from 21 December for at least 24 hours because of COVID-19 (Politico, 20.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Belgium will tighten international entry restrictions Dec. 25 as part of measures to slow transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From that date, all nonresidents will require proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, before entering the country; exceptions will apply to crossborder commuters. the government has designated certain locations with high COVID-19 activity as “red zones.” Travel with red zone countries is either strongly discouraged or prohibited. Most travelers entering from red zones must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for up to seven days after which a second test may be taken. If this test returns positive, the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. Individuals who stay in a red zone location for less than 48 hours are exempt from this measure. As of Dec. 19, the red zone includes most countries except Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, areas of Norway outside Oslo and Innlandet County, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
    Authorities have permitted travel to resume with EU and Schengen Area countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, though in many cases travel is strongly discouraged. Most nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, with some exceptions such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff; all such arrivals will require testing and seven days of self-isolation. From Jan. 1, 2021 it is possible that UK nationals based in the UK will also be prohibited from entry, reflecting the end of the Brexit transition period, after which the UK will no longer be classed as an EU/Schengen associated state.
    National authorities require all international arrivals to fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form.
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    All non-residents arriving in Belgium from a red zone (currently, most of Europe) must present, from 25/12, a recent negative test result performed in the last 48 hours.
    In addition, the control of the filling of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on arrival in Belgium will be strengthened, as will the control of compliance with the mandatory quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated in the Passenger Locator Form.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it reverts to the national curfew); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. In Brussels it is mandatory to wear a face 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.
    A 00:00-05:00 curfew remains in place in Flanders; curfews in Brussels and Wallonia are 22:00-06:00. Residents may not leave their homes during curfew hours, except for essential purposes such as seeking medical help or performing essential work duties. Additionally, the following domestic restrictions remain in place:
    • Only essential stores may remain open, including grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and post offices; opening hours may be curtailed.
    • Adults may only shop individually or in the company of dependents.
    • Contact services, such as hair and beauty salons, must close.
    • Catering establishments may not serve walk-in customers; deliveries and take-aways are permitted until 2200.
    • Selling alcohol after 2000 is prohibited.
    • Facemasks must be worn in public.
    • Public gatherings are limited to four people.
    • Working from home remains mandatory wherever possible.
    • Individuals are only allowed close contact (no social distancing required) with one person they do not live with per month; each household may host one close contact per month; people who live alone are allowed two close contacts.
    • Christmas markets, winter villages, and flea markets will be closed; food markets may remain open.
    Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

    Read more
    22.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgian government has announced that from 00:01 on 21 December 2020 it will close the border between the UK and Belgium for at least 24 hours (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020). Belgium to suspend flights, Eurostar trains from U.K. from 21 December for at least 24 hours because of COVID-19 (Politico, 20.12.2020). Negative COVID-19 test required for most international arrivals in Belgium from Dec. 25; domestic restrictions remain in effect (Garda, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Belgium will tighten international entry restrictions Dec. 25 as part of measures to slow transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From that date, all nonresidents will require proof of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, before entering the country; exceptions will apply to crossborder commuters. the government has designated certain locations with high COVID-19 activity as “red zones.” Travel with red zone countries is either strongly discouraged or prohibited. Most travelers entering from red zones must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine for up to seven days after which a second test may be taken. If this test returns positive, the self-quarantine period is extended by another seven days. Individuals who stay in a red zone location for less than 48 hours are exempt from this measure. As of Dec. 19, the red zone includes most countries except Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, areas of Norway outside Oslo and Innlandet County, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
    Authorities have permitted travel to resume with EU and Schengen Area countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay, though in many cases travel is strongly discouraged. Most nonessential travel from other countries remains prohibited, with some exceptions such as diplomats, health workers, and cargo transport staff; all such arrivals will require testing and seven days of self-isolation. From Jan. 1, 2021 it is possible that UK nationals based in the UK will also be prohibited from entry, reflecting the end of the Brexit transition period, after which the UK will no longer be classed as an EU/Schengen associated state.
    National authorities require all international arrivals to fill out a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arrival. Individuals staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours and Belgian residents traveling abroad for less than 48 hours are not required to fill out the form.
    Authorities have extended domestic COVID-19 restrictions until at least Jan. 15, 2021.
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form (see below) indicates if you must go in quarantine for 7 days, plus 7 more days of hightened vigilance and if you must be tested.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine and test are no longer necessary.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it reverts to the national curfew); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone). Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools are also open. Other cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open and services can take place with a maximum of 15 people. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. In Brussels it is mandatory to wear a face 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.
    A 00:00-05:00 curfew remains in place in Flanders; curfews in Brussels and Wallonia are 22:00-06:00. Residents may not leave their homes during curfew hours, except for essential purposes such as seeking medical help or performing essential work duties. Additionally, the following domestic restrictions remain in place:
    • Only essential stores may remain open, including grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and post offices; opening hours may be curtailed.
    • Adults may only shop individually or in the company of dependents.
    • Contact services, such as hair and beauty salons, must close.
    • Catering establishments may not serve walk-in customers; deliveries and take-aways are permitted until 2200.
    • Selling alcohol after 2000 is prohibited.
    • Facemasks must be worn in public.
    • Public gatherings are limited to four people.
    • Working from home remains mandatory wherever possible.
    • Individuals are only allowed close contact (no social distancing required) with one person they do not live with per month; each household may host one close contact per month; people who live alone are allowed two close contacts.
    • Christmas markets, winter villages, and flea markets will be closed; food markets may remain open.
    Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

    Read more
    20.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form (see below) indicates if you must go in quarantine for 7 days, plus 7 more days of hightened vigilance and if you must be tested.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is integrated in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine and test are no longer necessary.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel from third countries remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it reverts to the national curfew); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools can open from 1 December. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    08.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it reverts to the national curfew); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools can open from 1 December. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    04.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Belgium: 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. The Belgian Government has announced that strict measures will remain in place across the country until at least 15 January. These include: the closure of restaurants, cafés and bars (except for takeaway service); closure of hairdressers and beauty salons, a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10pm – 6am except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it reverts to the national curfew); and the limitation of close contacts to one person (two contacts if you live alone).
    Shops are allowed to open but shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Museums and swimming pools can open from 1 December. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    *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 closed. Meals can only be served as room service. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Up to four people are allowed to meet together outdoors, respecting social distancing rules and wearing a mask. It is mandatory to wear a mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    02.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    01.12.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    27.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    19.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed.

    Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be.

    From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.

    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 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

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to “third countries” is authorised. Travel from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit:
    Info coronavirus
    diplomatie.belgium.be

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    17.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be. From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.
    *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 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and diplomatie.belgium.be.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    13.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be. From 21 October to 15 November, people returning from a red zone do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. Only people with symptoms should be tested. When returning from a red zone, people have to go in quarantine for 10 days. The self-assessment test in the Passenger Locator Form may make it possible to avoid the quarantine or testing requirement.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. A self-assessment test is also integrated on a voluntary basis in the Passenger Locator Form. In case of a positive self-assessment, quarantine can be avoided.
    *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 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and diplomatie.belgium.be.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    05.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised. Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and diplomatie.belgium.be.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    03.11.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Authorities impose partial lockdown to control COVID-19 (AP, 31.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    **From the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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.
    The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which will remain in place across the country until at least 13 December. From 2 November the combined set of new and existing measures includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew from midnight – 5am (note in Brussels and Wallonia the curfew is in place from 10am – 6am); and the limitation of close contacts to one person.
    Food and essential shops are able to open but all other shops must close, as well as hairdressers and salons. Shopping must be done individually or with a maximum of one other person, for a maximum of 30 minutes in a store. Teleworking is mandatory. Cultural venues, zoos and indoor sports facilities (except for children under 12) are closed. Places of worship are open but services cannot take place.
    Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    30.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    **From the EU: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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. The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which came into effect on 19 October and will remain in place across the country for at least one month. This includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew between 12am and 5am; the limitation of close contacts to one person and private gatherings to four people; and mandatory teleworking. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

    Read more
    27.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    If you plan to travel to Belgium by air or boat you must complete the Passenger Locator Form. If you’re travelling by another means of transport, and plan to stay for more than 48 hours in Belgium, or return to Belgium after a stay of more than 48 hours abroad, you must also complete the form. If, after submitting the Passenger Locator Form, you receive a message advising you to self-isolate, you should follow the instructions closely. Further information can be found on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and the Passenger Locator Form FAQs.
    The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. You should check the map on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English) for the latest information on affected regions. Check the map frequently, including both before and during your travel, as the zones are updated regularly.

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please 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 and www.info-coronavirus.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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. The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which came into effect on 19 October and will remain in place across the country for at least one month. This includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew between 12am and 5am; the limitation of close contacts to one person and private gatherings to four people; and mandatory teleworking. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    22.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    If you plan to travel to Belgium by air or boat you must complete the Passenger Locator Form. If you’re travelling by another means of transport, and plan to stay for more than 48 hours in Belgium, or return to Belgium after a stay of more than 48 hours abroad, you must also complete the form. If, after submitting the Passenger Locator Form, you receive a message advising you to self-isolate, you should follow the instructions closely. Further information can be found on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and the Passenger Locator Form FAQs.
    The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. You should check the map on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English) for the latest information on affected regions. Check the map frequently, including both before and during your travel, as the zones are updated regularly.

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Belgian Government has a number of measures in place to limit the spread of cases. 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. The Belgian Government has announced a number of stricter measures which came into effect on 19 October and will remain in place across the country for at least one month. This includes: the complete closure of restaurants, cafés and bars; a curfew between 12am and 5am; the limitation of close contacts to one person and private gatherings to four people; and mandatory teleworking. Further details can be found on the Belgian Government website.
    You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules related to COVID-19. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information.
    It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets and public buildings when not seated. Those attending some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    21.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to the different zones corresponding to the local COVID-19 situation) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from zones considered most affected (high risk), while these measures are recommended when arriving from zones less affected. For the zones considered high risk, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    20.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    16.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form . If you’re travelling by another means of transport, and plan to stay for more than 48 hours in Belgium, or return to Belgium after a stay of more than 48 hours abroad, you must also complete the form. Details of entry and exit restrictions are available from the Belgian government.
    The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 7 days, provided you take a test on day 5 and that test result is negative for COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19 on day 5, you will have to remain in self-isolation for a further 7 days. You should check the map on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English) for the latest information on affected regions. Check the map frequently, including both before and during your travel, as the zones are updated regularly.

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
    *Contact Point for Belgium: If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to info.coronavirus@health.fgov.be

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    09.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form . If you’re travelling by another means of transport, and plan to stay for more than 48 hours in Belgium, or return to Belgium after a stay of more than 48 hours abroad, you must also complete the form. Details of entry and exit restrictions are available from the Belgian government.
    The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 7 days, provided you take a test on day 5 and that test result is negative for COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19 on day 5, you will have to remain in self-isolation for a further 7 days. You should check the map on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English) for the latest information on affected regions. Check the map frequently, including both before and during your travel, as the zones are updated regularly.

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) here. A mandatory PCR test and 7 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice are available here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

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

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    07.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form . If you’re travelling by another means of transport, and plan to stay for more than 48 hours in Belgium, or return to Belgium after a stay of more than 48 hours abroad, you must also complete the form. Details of entry and exit restrictions are available from the Belgian government.
    The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 7 days, provided you take a test on day 5 and that test result is negative for COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19 on day 5, you will have to remain in self-isolation for a further 7 days. You should check the map on the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English) for the latest information on affected regions. Check the map frequently, including both before and during your travel, as the zones are updated regularly.

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice is available at here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a
    Passenger Locator Form.

    *Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries: Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions.
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    06.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.
    *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice is available at here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a
    Passenger Locator Form.

    *Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries: Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions.
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    02.10.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgium Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Surging Cases (VOA News, 24.09.2020).Thalys high-speed train operator cuts several services amid COVID-19 pandemic (Brussels Times, 22.09.2020) Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Before entering Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while these measures are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice is available at here.. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a
    Passenger Locator Form.

    *Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine).
    For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus and here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here . 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    30.09.2020
  • Belgium Latest News: Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available here(updated daily at 16h) *Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available a href=”https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en”>here. *Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) a href=”https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en”>here. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    **Third Countries: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus; FAQs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here . 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    18.09.2020
  • Belgium Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .

    ***From EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at diplomatie.belgium.be (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at diplomatie.belgium.be. **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    ***Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    ***Third Country: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: Info coronavirus.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here . 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    14.09.2020
  • Belgium Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .

    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at diplomatie.belgium.be (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at diplomatie.belgium.be **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form.

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .

    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions. .

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here . 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    11.09.2020
  • Belgium Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available here (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country . Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) here . A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .

    **Third Country Nationals: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator form .

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website . The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website . 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government here . 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    07.09.2020
  • Belgium Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020). Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en] (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination]. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form].

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Third Country Nationals: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    28.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgian government bans travel to Paris, Marseille and other areas of France because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Intelliguide, 27.08.2020). Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at [diplomatie.belgium.be] (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination] by country. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [diplomatie.belgium.be] **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] and [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    26.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at diplomatie.belgium.be (updated daily at 16h) Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination] Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium or travelling through Belgium, and who are staying at least 48 hours, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] and [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    25.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at [diplomatie.belgium.be] (updated daily at 16h). Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at travel advice by country [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination]. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.

    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [diplomatie.belgium.be]** Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be] A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    20.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at [diplomatie.belgium.be] (updated daily at 16h)** Travelling from Belgium or returning to Belgium: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination]
    **Transit: From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. Latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) are available at [diplomatie.belgium.be]** Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be] A mandatory PCR test and 14 days quarantine are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”, while they are recommended when arriving from “orange zones”. For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, although local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website. Check with your accommodation provider for further information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    18.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise. (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to or from Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en] (updated daily at 16h). **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, please check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while they are recommended for “orange zones”). For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form].
    **Transit: From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.Following a gradual relaxation in domestic measures, the Belgian Government is now strengthening certain specific measures in response to increases in cases. The Belgian Government publish nationwide updates on their website.[https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. The relaxation or tightening of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check Belgian Government and local authority advice regularly for the latest detailed information.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. 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. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. . Those attending bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities will need to provide their details to enable contact tracing. Late-opening shops are required to close at 10pm. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances, to introducing localised lockdowns. You should check regularly the website of the relevant city or town and Belgian Government advice for the latest detailed information.

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    12.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to or from Belgium should check the latest information on travel advice available at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en] (updated daily at 16h). **Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, please check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while they are recommended for “orange zones”). For “red zones”, travel may not be possible or not authorised.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form].
    **Transit: From 1 August, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    10.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise (RFI, 03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice under “Rules and Exceptions”. Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, please check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while they are recommended for “orange zones”).
    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    06.08.2020
  • Belgium Belgium bans nonessential travel to several European countries as COVID-19 cases rise (RFI,03.08.2020). Travel warnings issued for Dutch provinces of Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, Zeeland ; nationals must quarantine upon returning home (Dutch media, 03.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***IMPORTANT*** From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice under “Rules and Exceptions”. Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, please check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while they are recommended for “orange zones”). Specific measures for Belgian residents exiting or returning to Belgium. Check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at diplomatie.belgium.be.
    **Transit: From 1/8/20, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out a Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travelling to and from EU countries is, in general, allowed. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is in general allowed. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice under “Rules and Exceptions”. Rules and Exceptions: Before entering or leaving Belgium, please check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [diplomatie.belgium.be]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while they are recommended for “orange zones”). Airports and airline companies have to follow the recommendations of EASA and ECDC. Anyone aged 12 and over is obliged to cover mouth and nose with a mask as soon as they enter the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    03.08.2020
  • Belgium *****

    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from EU Member States, from the United Kingdom and from Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway), as a general rule, may enter Belgium. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en]. A mandatory PCR test and quarantine of 14 days are required upon arrival or return from “red zones”.
    Transit: Travellers from outside Schengen countries, coming by air travel and transiting through Belgium, need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form [https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF].
    Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions in these countries will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 14 days. It is recommended that travellers entering Belgium from ‘orange’ regions take a test and self-isolate for 14 days.
    Third Country Nationals: Travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited with few exceptions. Essential travel to and from Belgium is allowed, while respecting restrictions (see question on quarantine). For more information you can visit: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/],
    [https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. 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 face masks be worn in additional locations and circumstances to introducing localised lockdowns.
    All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. It is mandatory to carry a mask with you and to wear it in all locations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. This includes mandatory use on public transport. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in busy shopping streets, public buildings and in bars and restaurants when not seated. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    28.07.2020
  • Belgium *****

    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from EU Member States, from the United Kingdom and from Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway), as a general rule, may enter Belgium. Transit Travellers: Travellers from outside Schengen countries, coming by air travel and transiting through Belgium, need to fill in a passenger locator form: [https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF].The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions in the EU, UK and the four non-EU Schengen countries. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions in these countries will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 14 days.
    From third countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed. Info at: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] International arrivals from outside the EU, UK and the four non-EU Schengen countries remain subject to entry checks to prevent non-essential travel. UK and EU nationals will be able to enter Belgium from outside the EU, the four other Schengen countries or the UK but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and provide their contact details to the authorities using the Passenger Locator Form.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on public transport. From 11 July it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    24.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from EU Member States, from the United Kingdom and from Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway), as a general rule, may enter Belgium. Transit Travellers: Travellers from outside Schengen countries, coming by air travel and transiting through Belgium, need to fill in a passenger locator form [https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF].The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions in the EU, UK and the four non-EU Schengen countries. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions in these countries will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 14 days.
    From third countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed. Info at: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/] International arrivals from outside the EU, UK and the four non-EU Schengen countries remain subject to entry checks to prevent non-essential travel. UK and EU nationals will be able to enter Belgium from outside the EU, the four other Schengen countries or the UK but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and provide their contact details to the authorities using the Passenger Locator Form.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on public transport. From 11 July it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    16.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from EU Member States, from the United Kingdom and from Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway), as a general rule, may enter Belgium. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en. A mandatory quarantine is required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while it is recommended for “orange zones”).
    Transit Travellers: Travellers from outside Schengen countries, coming by air travel and transiting through Belgium, need to fill in a passenger locator form [https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF].
    From third countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed. Info at: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/]
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on public transport. From 11 July it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    15.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from EU Member States, from the United Kingdom and from Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway), as a general rule, may enter Belgium. Travellers to or from Belgium should anyhow check the latest information on travel advice (with particular reference to “red zones” and “orange zones”) at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en. A mandatory quarantine is required upon arrival or return from “red zones” (while it is recommended for “orange zones”).
    Transit Travellers: Travellers from outside Schengen countries, coming by air travel and transiting through Belgium, need to fill in a passenger locator form [https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF].
    From third countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed. Info at: [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/]
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on public transport. From 11 July it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    13.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Non-essential travel outside the EU and Schengen associated States remains prohibited until 7 July. People in transit must observe social distancing measures in the means of transport. Belgium is defining the practical arrangements that will again allow non-essential travelers from countries mentioned in the Council Recommendation 2020/0134 to arrive in Belgium. Until 7 July, non-essential travel to and from the so-called “third countries” in Belgium remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed..[https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/]Info at: Info coronavirus.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on public transport. From 11 July it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including in shops, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference halls, auditoriums, museums, libraries, hairdressers and places of worship. Children below the age of twelve are exempt. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English) [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    10.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Non-essential travel outside the EU and Schengen associated States remains prohibited until 7 July. People in transit must observe social distancing measures in the means of transport. Belgium is defining the practical arrangements that will again allow non-essential travelers from countries mentioned in the Council Recommendation 2020/0134 to arrive in Belgium. Until 7 July, non-essential travel to and from the so-called “third countries” in Belgium remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed..[https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/]Info at: Info coronavirus.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. All types of accommodation are permitted to open, subject to compliance with general rules on ‘social bubbles’. Details are available on the Belgian Government website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq]. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/].

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    09.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Non-essential travel outside the EU and Schengen associated States remains prohibited until 7 July. People in transit must observe social distancing measures in the means of transport. Belgium is defining the practical arrangements that will again allow non-essential travelers from countries mentioned in the Council Recommendation 2020/0134 to arrive in Belgium. Until 7 July, non-essential travel to and from the so-called “third countries” in Belgium remains prohibited. Essential travel to Belgium is allowed..[https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq/]Info at: Info coronavirus.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

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    07.07.2020
  • Belgium Belgium will not open its borders to travelers from 14 whitelisted countries before 7 July (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)
    Brussels South Charleroi Airport resumed operations on 15 June. Belgium has reopened its borders for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). All other international arrivals remain subject to entry checks to prevent nonessential travel, with individuals being instructed to self-quarantine at home.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Airports and airline companies have to follow the recommendations of EASA and ECDC. Anyone aged 12 and over is obliged to cover mouth and nose with a mask as soon as they enter the airport.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

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    02.07.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport resumed operations on 15 June. Belgium has reopened its borders for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). All other international arrivals remain subject to entry checks to prevent nonessential travel, with individuals being instructed to self-quarantine at home.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Borders are open for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Airports and airline companies have to follow the recommendations of EASA and ECDC. Anyone aged 12 and over is obliged to cover mouth and nose with a mask as soon as they enter the airport.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

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    01.07.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport resumed operations on 15 June. Belgium has reopened its borders for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). All other international arrivals remain subject to entry checks to prevent nonessential travel, with individuals being instructed to self-quarantine at home.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Belgian Government has been gradually relaxing domestic measures to combat coronavirus, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/]. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

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    25.06.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport resumed operations on 15 June. Belgium has reopened its borders for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). All other international arrivals remain subject to entry checks to prevent nonessential travel, with individuals being instructed to self-quarantine at home.

    Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    This does not apply to:
    – Passengers arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland.
    – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Passengers with a British passport with nationality “British Citizen”, “British Overseas Territories Citizen” issued by Gibraltar and British Passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Family members of nationals of passengers with a British passport, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Military personnel.

    This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 24 April, the Belgian Government announced plans to gradually relax domestic measures. Phase Three of the plan started on 8 June, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You should check Belgian Government advice regularly for the latest detailed information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/].You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

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    22.06.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport to resume operations on 15 June (BSCA, 09.06.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    This does not apply to:
    – Passengers arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland.
    – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Passengers with a British passport with nationality “British Citizen”, “British Overseas Territories Citizen” issued by Gibraltar and British Passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Family members of nationals of passengers with a British passport, returning via Belgium to their country of residence.
    – Military personnel.

    This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Belgium will reopen its borders on June 15.
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 24 April, the Belgian Government announced plans to gradually relax domestic measures. Phase Three of the plan will start on 8 June, with all activities permitted except where expressly prohibited, and subject to certain protocols. The Belgian Government publish updates on their website. Relaxation of measures is subject to their ongoing assessment of local conditions and it is possible that measures may be reintroduced. You should check Belgian Government advice regularly for the latest detailed information [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/].You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport. The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport and in other public locations where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others. Further details have been published by the Belgian Government (in English).

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    18.06.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport to resume operations on 15 June (BSCA, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home.
    – British nationals returning home.
    – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home.
    – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home;
    – Diplomats;
    – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations;
    – Humanitarian aid workers;
    – Military personnel;
    – Effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland.
    2. Belgium reintroduced border controls..

    Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
    Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Belgium will reopen its borders on June 15.
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00.
    Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and
    safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.
    Belgium will allow almost all businesses to reopen on June 8.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    12.06.2020
  • Belgium Brussels South Charleroi Airport to resume operations on 15 June (BSCA, 09.06.2020)
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home.
    – British nationals returning home.
    – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home.
    – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home;
    – Diplomats;
    – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations;
    – Humanitarian aid workers;
    – Military personnel.
    2. Belgium reintroduced border controls.

    Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
    Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Belgium will reopen its borders on June 15.
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00.
    Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and
    safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.
    Belgium will allow almost all businesses to reopen on June 8.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    11.06.2020
  • Belgium 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home.
    – British nationals returning home.
    – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home.
    – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home;
    – Diplomats;
    – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations;
    – Humanitarian aid workers;
    – Military personnel.
    2. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights.
    3. Belgium temporarily reintroduced border controls.

    Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
    Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Belgium will reopen its borders on June 15.
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00.
    Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and
    safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.
    Belgium will allow almost all businesses to reopen on June 8.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    07.06.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
    Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium.

    Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
    Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Belgium will reopen its borders on June 15.
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00.
    Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and
    safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.
    Belgium will allow almost all businesses to reopen on June 8.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    03.06.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
    Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium.

    Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
    Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
    Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential.
    Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel.
    The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country.
    Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice
    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel.
    Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential.
    No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination.
    No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.
    Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00.
    Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and
    safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    01.06.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium. Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions: Belgium has pledged a phased plan of destruction.

    From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen. Aiport/Airline requirements: IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    30.05.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium. Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen. Aiport/Airline requirements: IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/c1b2b4b77ea54e2a925900c65b380b11/belgium-ncov-measures.pdf

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    28.05.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium. Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Until further notice Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. No quarantine is required for foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.

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    27.05.2020
  • Belgium Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium. Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00AM and 9:00PM. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent nonessential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. Only essential travel is allowed until at least 8 June. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a facemask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to selfquarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.

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    25.05.2020
  • Belgium

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. Only essential travel is allowed until at least 8 June. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a facemask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 30 June (until 31 August for Namur province). All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of four others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen.

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    22.05.2020
  • Belgium 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium. This does not apply to: – Passengers arriving from an EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home. – British nationals returning home. – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country. – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home. – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home; – Diplomats; – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; – Humanitarian aid workers; – Military personnel. 2. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00. – This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights. 3. Belgium temporarily reintroduced border controls. Only essential travel is permitted until at least 8 June

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. Internal border controls within the Schengen area were extended for an additional 20 days, to 8 May. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal border controls within the Schengen area remain in place until at least 18 May. All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 31 August. All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen. Relaxation in restrictions: Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. Under phase 1a, begun on 4 May, most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. From 10 May, visits of close friends and family were permitted to resume – only if the group of visitors does not exceed four people to facilitate tracking and tracing in case of infection, and social distancing is still required.

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    18.05.2020
  • Belgium 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium. This does not apply to: – Passengers arriving from an EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home. – British nationals returning home. – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country. – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home. – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home; – Diplomats; – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; – Humanitarian aid workers; – Military personnel. 2. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00. – This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights. 3. Belgium temporarily reintroduced border controls. Only essential travel is permitted until at least 8 June

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. Internal border controls within the Schengen area were extended for an additional 20 days, to 8 May. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal border controls within the Schengen area remain in place until at least 18 May. All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 31 August. All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. From 18 May, people are able to host small gatherings at home, as well as visit a museum and go to a hairdresser. Some school classes have resumed on this date. Markets are allowed to reopen. Relaxation in restrictions: Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. Under phase 1a, begun on 4 May, most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. From 10 May, visits of close friends and family were permitted to resume – only if the group of visitors does not exceed four people to facilitate tracking and tracing in case of infection, and social distancing is still required.

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    18.05.2020
  • Belgium Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium. This does not apply to: – Passengers arriving from an EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. – Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland, returning home. – British nationals returning home. – Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country. – Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning home. – Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals, returning home; – Diplomats; – Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; – Humanitarian aid workers; – Military personnel. 2. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00. – This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights. 3. Belgium temporarily reintroduced border controls.

    International restrictions:

    Borders have been closed for any non-essential movement. The restrictions apply at ports, airports, international train stations and other border points. Entry and exit checks are in place on the Belgian border to prevent non-essential travel. All travellers to Belgium are expected to produce either a Belgian ID (residence) card or a letter from their employer to prove that their travel is essential. Those who are transiting through Belgium should carry valid ID/proof of residence and evidence of onward travel. The restrictions do not apply to cargo transport and foreigners who can prove that they need to cross into the country. Belgian citizens are allowed to cross into the country, but travel abroad will be prohibited if it is deemed not essential. Internal border controls within the Schengen area were extended for an additional 20 days, to 8 May. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is closed until at least early June. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate between Belgium, France and the UK, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, since 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board in line with Belgium authorities guidelines. Citizens and permanent residents entering the country have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This does not apply to foreigners transiting through Belgium via air, land or sea, who must be able to enter and leave Belgian territory easily to continue travel to their destination. No quarantine is required for travellers on essential business travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal border controls within the Schengen area remain in place until at least 18 May. All public gatherings are banned and public events suspended until at least 31 August. All non-essential shops and businesses are closed, except for pharmacies, food shops and press offices. Only travel deemed essential, especially for work, will be authorised. In supermarkets, entry and the length of time customers are present is being limited. Night shops must close at 22.00. Public transport must ensure distance between passengers. Crèches remain open and a reception system is maintained in the schools, in particular for parents working in the health and safety sectors. Covering one’s face with a mask, scarf or bandana is mandatory on public transport for all over the age of 12. People are able to meet up with a maximum of two others who do not live with them, but must keep distance and remain outside. Global level 3 Health Advisory. Schools, but not universities, are suspended until further notice. All recreational activities (sports, cultural etc.) are cancelled regardless of size and whether they are public or private. Prohibition of gathering in religious places. Relaxation in restrictions: Belgium has pledged a phased plan of derestriction. Under phase 1a, begun on 4 May, most public transport has resumed normal operations and “B2B” industries can resume work for those who cannot work from home, provided social distancing can be respected. From 10 May, visits of close friends and family were permitted to resume – only if the group of visitors does not exceed four people to facilitate tracking and tracing in case of infection, and social distancing is still required.

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    12.05.2020
  • Belgium

    International restrictions:

    The European Union has sealed the borders of the 26 Schengen Area countries, 22 of which are in the EU.
    The ban will affect all non-EU nationals except long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare workers, and people transporting goods.
    Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland UK citizens will be unaffected.
    The Ireland/Northern Ireland border is not affected.
    Internal travel within the EU remains based upon each countries’ respective restrictions.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-Open Europe/
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