Public Health Passenger Locator Form The electronic Public Health Passenger Locator Form will come into effect on 1 August. This electronic form is available here. You can also find it on the websites of: • the FPS Foreign Affairs • the Immigration Office
How does it work?
The online form must be completed within 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will receive a QR validation code by e-mail. This is proof that you have completed the form correctly. For passengers returning by plane: this QR code must be shown at the time of boarding.
Any person coming to Belgium by plane or boat must complete the form. People coming to Belgium by other means of transport (bus, car, train, etc.) must complete the form if they have spent more than 48 hours abroad before their arrival in Belgium AND wish to stay in Belgium for more than 48 hours. Children under the age of 16 are registered on their parents' form. Unaccompanied children must complete their own form or have it completed in advance by an authorised adult.
If you are recognised as a risk profile when you arrive in Belgium (coming back from a red zone), you will receive a text asking you to self-isolate and contact a doctor. The doctor will tell you where to take a test. You will automatically receive a second text with a ticket, which you can use to perform this test. This isolation and testing is mandatory if you are coming from a red zone. If the test is positive, you will be contacted by the regional health service and contact tracing will commence.
If a passenger travelling back to Belgium by plane, train, boat or bus has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival, the contact details of all fellow passengers will be forwarded to the competent regional authority (in Belgium) or to the national authority (for passengers from other countries). Contact tracing will commence based on this data.
The data will be retained for 28 days and then destroyed, in accordance with the general provisions for data protection (GDPR).
Why do I need to complete the form when returning from a green zone?
Because the situation changes from day to day. By completing this form, you can be notified immediately and officially if the zone in which you were staying has turned red. You’ll get all the information you need to protect yourself and your social circles. If you’re travelling by public transport, you may also be warned if a fellow passenger tests positive for the COVID-19 virus, based on the information on the form.
I don’t have Internet access at my holiday home, how can I complete the form?
If you don’t have Internet access at your holiday home, you can request Internet access at Reception where you’re staying, at a tourist office, at a local catering establishment with WiFi or from someone you know.
I don’t have a mobile phone. What should I do?
Download the PDF document available at www.diplomatie.belgium.be and keep a printed copy with you.
I’m travelling in Belgium, do I need to complete the form?
No, you only have to complete it if you’re coming back from abroad.
My plane lands in the Netherlands or France, do I need to complete the form too?
Yes, as soon as you return to Belgium from abroad to stay here for more than 48 hours.
Does each member of a group (e.g. the youth movement) need to complete the form?
Yes, only children under the age of 16 travelling with an adult or their parents can be registered on their parents' form.
Does a foreign or returning truck driver need to complete this form?
Yes, if they are staying in Belgium for more than 48 hours. They don’t have to complete it if they’ve been on the road for less than 48 hours, however.