Winter package. Ban on private gatherings - Hospitality until 23h - Public events restricted - Working from home is mandatory - Indoor sports - Clubs closed.

Red zones on white list

Following third countries on the white list have color code red:

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Non-essential travel to Belgium from these third countries is still allowed, in accordance with the Council Recommendation setting out a progressive approach to lifting the travel restriction for a list of non-EU countries. For travellers, the following measures apply.

I live in Belgium

1. PLF

  • You have to fill in the Passenger Location Form (PLF) within 6 months before your arrival in Belgium, even if you are fully vaccinated. The PLF must be filled in by anyone travelling directly or indirectly to Belgium, except

    • if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours;
    • if you have been abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • ATTENTION : You must ALWAYS fill in the PLF in the following cases, whether or not you are staying in Belgium < 48 hours | you were abroad < 48 hours:

    • you are travelling to Belgium by air or by sea;
    • you are travelling to Belgium by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area (e.g. Eurostar from the UK);
    • you have stayed in a very high risk country during the last 14 days.

2. Quarantine and testing

  • Do you have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not need to quarantine or get tested.

  • You do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not have a recent negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old or a recent RAT test result?

    • Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you return from your trip. Did you test negative? Then you can end quarantine as soon as you get your test result.
    • Get tested again on day 7.
    • Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested, but will be quarantined when the parents are tested, pending the test results.
  • You have a recent negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old or a recent RAT test result?

    • You don’t have to do the test on day ½
    • Get tested on day 7.
    • Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested, but will be quarantined when the parents are tested, pending the test results.
  • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose and if the vaccine is EMA-certified or Covishield. From 1 September, vaccination certificates from non-EU countries will also be accepted in Belgium under certain conditions, pending their equivalence agreement with the EU.

  • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from COVID-19. You have a positive PCR test result no older than 180 days and you no longer need to quarantine.

  • A test certificate is proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is less than 72 hours old or RAT test result that is taken the day before or the day of arrival.

I don’t live in Belgium

1. PLF

  • You have to fill in the Passenger Location Form (PLF) within 6 months before your arrival in Belgium, even if you are fully vaccinated. The PLF must be filled in by anyone travelling directly or indirectly to Belgium, except

    • if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours;
    • if you have been abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • ATTENTION : You must ALWAYS fill in the PLF in the following cases, whether or not you are staying in Belgium < 48 hours | you were abroad < 48 hours:

    • you are travelling to Belgium by air or by sea;
    • you are travelling to Belgium by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area (e.g. Eurostar from the UK);
    • you have stayed in a very high risk country during the last 14 days.

2. Quarantine and testing

  • Do you have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not need to quarantine or get tested.

  • You don’t have a vaccination or recovery certificate?

    • You must do a PCR test maximum 72 hours before you are in Belgium or a RAT test the day before arrival or the day of arrival. This test must be negative.
    • On arrival in Belgium you do not have to go into quarantine.
    • Get tested again on day 7.
    • Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested.
  • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose and if the vaccine is EMA-certified or Covishield. From 1 September, vaccination certificates from non-EU countries will also be accepted in Belgium under certain conditions, pending their equivalence agreement with the EU.

  • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from COVID-19. You have a positive PCR test result no older than 180 days and you no longer need to quarantine.

  • A test certificate is proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is less than 72 hours old or RAT test result that is taken the day before or the day of arrival.

Attention: if the police services suspect that the PLF or proof of a negative COVID-19 test have been falsified, an official report will be drawn up. This official report will be forwarded to the public prosecutor. This is considered to be a serious offence with fraudulent intent. The coronavirus strategy depends on the authenticity of these documents. A direct summons to appear before the criminal court will be issued where there is sufficient proof of fraud whilst accounting for any mitigating circumstances.