Belgium

Borders are open with restrictions.

 People are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to a Schengen Member State.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • holders of a “C” visa issued by Belgium or by other Schengen Member State if travelling through Belgium to the country which issued the visa;
  • holders of a “D” visa issued by a Schengen Member State;
  • residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay arriving from one of these countries;
  • students;
  • holders of an “Essential Journey Certificate” issued by Belgium or a ‘note verbale’ stating that the country of destination will allow them to enter;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure, and their unvaccinated children under 12, accompanied by them. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).

These passengers are allowed to enter if arriving from a country other than Brazil, India:

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay arriving from one of these countries;
  • holders of a “C” visa issued by Belgium;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
  • students;
  • passengers entering Belgium to transit by land to a third country who must prove that they can enter the destination country;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure, and their unvaccinated children under 12, accompanied by them. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).

More information can be found here and here

Holders of a “C” visa issued by Belgium before 18 March 2020 must have an Essential Travel Certificate.

Holders of a “C” visa issued by other Schengen Member State traveling to stay in Belgium, must have an Essential Travel Certificate issued by Belgium.

Holders of a “C” visa issued by other Schengen Member State, traveling through Belgium to the country which issued the visa, must have a verbal note or, other proof that the country of destination will allow them to enter.

Arriving people must have an Essential Travel Certificate issued by Belgium or a ‘note verbale’ stating that the country of destination will allow them to enter.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • holders of a “C” visa issued by a Schengen Member State;
  • holders of a “D” visa issued by a Schengen Member State;
  • residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay arriving from one of these countries;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
  • people under 12 traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
  • students;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

Passengers entering or transiting through Belgium must complete “Passenger Locator Form” at most 180 days before arrival here. If after sending a PLF form you receive a text message, you have to quarantine for 7 days and then get tested. If you don’t get such a message, you don’t have to quarantine. Details can be found here.

All arriving people must be medically screened.

Arriving passengers must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 36 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Dutch, English, French or German; or;
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Dutch, English, French or German.

This rule does not apply to:

  • passengers residing in Belgium;
  • children under than 12;
  • passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.

Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result in Dutch, English, French or German of a test taken not more than 1 day before arrival; or 
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in Dutch, English, French or German of a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); or
  • a positive COVID-19 PCR test issued at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • people residing in Belgium;
  • children under 12;
  • people arriving from orange regions of Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Switzerland. You can find all the information about the colour codes by region or by country here.

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

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