Covid 19 : Entry to Belgium

Before travelling to Belgium

             
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 Please consult the Belgian's info covid website for the latest information and guidelines

Certificates

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
  • You are coming from a high risk country: please do not travel to Belgium unless you have an essential reason
    > You will 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
  • You are coming from a red zone country outside the EU:
    > You will need a vaccine certificate. 
    > You will need to take a PCR or RAT test on arrival and self isolate until receiving a negative result + another one on day 7.
    Travelers who have a vaccination certificate and who travel to Belgium from a red zone outside the EU or Schengen area :
    > Travellers who can present a negative PCR test of max. 72 hours or a negative RAT test of the day before or on arrival will no longer be required to be tested on day 1 or day 2 + Travellers will no longer need to be tested on day 7.

> If you do not have a vaccine certificate, get tested (PCR) within 72 hours prior to arrival:
             >> 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. 
             >> Should the test be negative on the seventh day, the isolation period can end. 

  • 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. 
  • Coming from a green or orange zone country: there is no need to self isolate nor do any extra test.
     

    Click here for more information

  • The Covid Safe Ticket (or Health Passport in Belgium) is now mandatory in Walonia and will be requested in: nightclubs, hotels, restaurants (terraces excepted, although the normal rules apply there), sports centre.

    It will also be needed for any event gathering over 50 persons inside a building, or 200 persons outdoors. This applies to commercial fairs, congresses, cultural/leisure/festive events of such size.

Current mesures

  • 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 11 pm, as long as they respect the latest regulations. 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
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