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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

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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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

The six golden rules remain in force:

compliance with hygiene measures;
preferably organize activities in open air;
taking extra precautions for people who are in high-risk groups;
respecting safety distances;
the enlarged bubble, which is increased from 10 to 15 different people per week, in addition to your family. As a reminder, this is an individual right;
group activities may not involve more than 15 persons, including children. This applies to all informal gatherings, whether they take place indoors or outdoors
Are allowed to open under certain conditions:

swimming pools and wellness centres;
amusement parks and indoor playgrounds;
theatres and cinemas;
casinos and gaming halls;
conference rooms;
reception and function rooms with a limit of 50 people.
One of the conditions is that protocols are followed. In addition, the general rules already in force for other activities, such as the mandatory observance of safety distances, the introduction of time slots and crowd management, the cleaning of infrastructure and the wearing of face masks are still strongly recommended.

The following activities may not yet be resumed at this stage:
activities linked to nightlife, such as nightclubs;
mass events.

International movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 31 December 2020

From 15 June, Belgium will open 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). However, it is up to each country to decide whether to open its borders. To know the situation in the country of destination, it is therefore advisable to consult the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs. The conditions for travel outside of Europe have yet to be defined in light of the evolution of discussions at European level.

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Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland;
– nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
– 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;
– 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 and Switzerland;
– family members of British nationals;
– military personnel.

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Quarantine

Travelers arriving to Belgium from outside the Schengen area must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Social distancing of at least 1.5m between passengers is compulsory at airport terminals. Wearing masks in the airport is mandatory.

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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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 01 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

non essential shops are open under following restrictions,
The possibility to go to the store with people from the contact bubble and without time limit. Safety distance always applies. masks are advised but not obligatory

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 July 2020 to 31 August 2020

it will be possible to organise activities with an audience present from 1 July, subject to certain conditions laid down in protocols.
For regular events held in permanent infrastructures such as theatres, cinemas, stands and congress halls that are organized, protocols will be developed with the competent ministers and GEES experts.

For one-off events taking place in the public space an online tool (matrix) will be available from 1 July, which will serve as a reference for local authorities when granting permits for these events. Clear rules will also have to be applied.

All these events are subject to a capacity limit:

200 people indoors;
400 people outdoors.
This capacity limit will be increased in August to 400 people indoors and 800 people outdoors, provided the health situation allows for it. An exception to exceed this limit may be requested for permanent infrastructures with a seated public, subject to safety regulations.
The maximum number of attendees for outdoor events also applies to demonstrations. These must always be the subject of a request for permission from the local authorities. In any case, they must always be static and take place in an area where safety distances can be observed.

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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

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/belgium]
    [https://be.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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