Floods - extraordinary circumstances
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophy.
We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. If they do not answer the phone, we do ask for your patience and understanding: there is a lot to juggle with at the moment, especially when your building is under water... Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible.
Getting in touch with Tourist Offices
The following tourist offices can not welcome you in the best conditions at the moment:
- Barvaux Tourist Office: closed
- Erezée Tourist Office: closed
- Theux Tourist Office: closed.
- Spa Tourist Office: closed (the Stavelot and Jalhay ones can help with any question)
- Aiseau-Presles Tourist Office: impacted, waiting for further information
- Pays de Vesdre Tourist Office: closed
- Ourthe Vesdre Amblève (Greova) Tourist Office: closed
- Chaudfontaine Tourist Office: closed
- Pays de Liège Tourist Office: waiting for information
- Durbuy Tourist Office: no phone line at the moment
- La Roche-en-Ardenne Tourist Office: open but no phone line at the moment
Walks and bike rides
Many paths are not fit for walk nor bike rides at the moment. If you have seen an itinerary you were interested on line, please check with the author / website if it is doable.
Train and bus
Both networks have been impacted heavily and it will take a few weeks for things to fully go back to normal. Please check the following websites before getting on your way:
Some roads have been affected by the floods. Please check the following websites to plan the best itineraries:
Water levels have gone back to more reasonable levels but we all need to be cautious still. For more information, please check:
Covid 19 : Entry to Belgium
Before travelling to Belgium
- Complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours before arriving in Belgium from abroad
- Check the colour code of the country you're traveling from: Re-open EU
- Apply for a Covid certificate if not done already
There are three types:
- A vaccine certificate proving you have received both doses against Covid-19. The last injection must be at leats 2 weeks in the past
- A recovery certificate proving you have had Covid-19 and have an all-clear
- A negative PCR test certificate
Your certificate must be valid in Belgium or Europe.
Once in Belgium
- Based on the colour code (high risk, red, amber or green) of the country you are departing from, the process varies
- If you are coming from a high risk country: please do not travel to Belgium unless you have an essential reason
> You wll need a negative PCR test (taken less than 72 hours before departure)
> You will need to self isolate for 10 days, even if you are vaccinated
> You will need to take a PCR test on the first and seventh day of your quarantine period. If the second test is negative, you can stop self-isolating
> List of countries classified as high-risk
- If you are coming from a red zone country outside the EU
> If you are not an EU Citizen or do not have your main residence in Belgium, you can only travel for essential reasons or if you have a vaccination certificate recognised by the EU or Belgium.
> You will need to take a PCR test on arrival and self isolate until receiving a negative result.
- If coming from a red zone country:
>If you have a vaccine certificate, a recovery certificate or a PCR test certificate, you do not need to self-isolate nor do any extra test
> If you do not have any certificate:
>> You will need to self isolate for 10 days
>> You will need to take a PCR test on the first and seventh day of your quarantine period. Click here for more information
>> Should the test be negative on the seventh day, the isolation period can end. This will be checked. If not respected, a 250 Euros fine will be applied. The amount will increased should the rule be broken again.
- If coming from a green or orange zone country: there is no need to self isolate
- Tourism : Museums, libraries, outdoor play areas, wldlife parks, nature parks and theme parks are open.
- Sports : Swimming pools (with the exception of water theme parks / subtropical swimming pools) are open. Saunas, jacuzzis, steam baths are open.
- Weekly markets and flea markets : Weekly markets, fun fairs and flea markets can now take place.
- Public transports / moving around : You can travel freely - by public transport or with your own vehicle. For public transports, please see the latest information on the SNCB, TEC and STIB websites.
- Hospitality : Bars and restaurants can open from 5 am to 1 am, as long as they respect the latest regulations. Maximum of 8 people allowed per table. Lodgings (campsites, holidays villages, bungalow parks) can welcome visitors.
Please note that...
We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions.
Please check each site's opening times and conditions before travelling. Most will need you to have booked your visit or stay in advance.
For more information, visit https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/
We all have a role to play
Please join us in respecting these simple rules:
- Wash and disinfect your hands regularly
- Respect social distancing
- Wear a mask (mandatory in public transports, shops and wherever social distancing is not possible. Some cities have made it mandatory in the streets as well)
- Use bins to discard masks, gloves, tissues and wipes
- Please do regular testing