Belgium coronavirus travel restrictions

Belgium

The travel advice is Do not travel to Belgium. Travel advice has Major for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Belgium. Belgium is part of Europe with main city at Brussels. Its Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are French, German and Dutch.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Belgium

Major

restrictions for travel

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;

- residents of Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;

- merchant seamen;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;

- students;

- passengers entering Belgium to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the destination country;

- more exemptions can be found at [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/](https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/) .

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;

- residents of Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;

- merchant seamen;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;

- passengers with an Essential Journey Certificate issued by a Belgian embassy or consulate.

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

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;

- residents of Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;

- merchant seamen;

- passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

4. A completed "Passenger Locator Form" must be submitted at most 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at [https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form](https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form) .

5. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test and quarantine; details can be found at [https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/](https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/)

6. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

7. Passengers entering or transiting through Belgium must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Dutch, English, French or German.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers residing in Belgium;

- passengers younger than 6 years;

- passengers transiting through Belgium to a non-Schengen Member State.

8. Residence permits issued by Italy with an annotation of ‘ASILO’ are not accepted for entering or transiting through Belgium.

Travel restriction details for Belgium

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return No Data
🏖️ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Delivery/Takeout only
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Belgium

Working from home is compulsory where possible. There is a national curfew from midnight to 5.00. Local authorities have the flexibility and authority to adapt and restrict travel restrictions and non-essential activities in accordance with the epidemiological situation in their area. People going to work, coming home from work, or moving for assistance to a vulnerable person, are exempted. From the age of 12, face masks (of any fabric) are mandatory in public transport (including at stops and stations), in shops and shopping malls, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference venues, auditoria, places of worship, museums, libraries, justice buildings, markets, flea markets and funfairs, public buildings for the parts accessible to the public, in catering establishments, in shopping streets, for close-contact professions and their customers. Wearing a mask remains strongly recommended in all other public places, and is mandatory when it is not possible to maintain a physical distancing of 1.5 metres. Local authorities may also take more restrictive measures. It is mandatory to wear a facemask in all outdoor and indoor public spaces in Brussels. Physical distancing of at least 1.5 meters is required, except for people living under the same roof, children under the age of 12, and for care takers. Each person can have close contact (less than 1.5 metres) with one person outside his/her household per one month. Per household, you can receive maximum one close contact at home. Single-households can have two close contacts per one month, but not at the same time. From 1.12.2020, non-essential shops are open. Safety measures will apply (avoid crowding inside and outside the shop, wear face masks, disinfect hands). Only individual shopping for a maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed (children under the age of 18 should preferably not go along). Capacity in the shops is reduced. Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed. Take away meals are permitted until 22.00. It is forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages after 20.00 and until 5.00.

🛡️ Travel safety for Belgium

Do not travel

Non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until at least 18 April 2021. You'll need to carry a ‘sworn statement’ and supporting documents proving the essential nature of your travel. Depending on where you are travelling from, you may also need to obtain an ‘essential travel certificate’ from the nearest Belgian embassy or consulate. You’ll also need to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to travel to Belgium and carry proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Belgium due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Last updated: April 21, 2021

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