BORDER STATUS

Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Belgium

Borders of Belgium are temporarily closed.

 


People arriving from Brazil, India or South Africa are not allowed to enter. This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Belgium;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty and an Essential Journey Certificate.

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

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
  • 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.

People are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State. This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
  • holders of an Essential Journey Certificate issued by a Belgian embassy or consulate.

More information can be found here and here

Arriving people must have an Essential Journey Certificate issued by a Belgian embassy or consulate.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States;
  • residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
  • holders of a “C” visa issued by Belgium after 18 March 2020;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

Citizens and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States and residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand entering or transiting through Belgium must have a completed sworn statement obtained here

Arriving people must send a completed “Passenger Locator Form” at most 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found on the website

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 people must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in Dutch, English, French or German of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This doesn’t apply to:
  • people residing in Belgium;
  • children under 6;
  • people arriving from Australia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Korea (Rep.), Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore or Vatican City (Holy See);
  • people arriving from specific regions of Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, 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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