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Red zones on white list

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

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium, even if you’re vaccinated. The PLF must be completed:

  • by all people travelling to Belgium, except:
    • if they are staying for less than 48 hours in Belgium,
    • if they are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours;
  • Are you traveling to Belgium by plane or boat? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • Are you travelling by train or bus from a country outside the EU or Schengen area? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • If you have stayed in a very high-risk country for the past 14 days, you need to fill in the PLF at all times, regardless of the length of your stay.

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?
    • 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.

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.

I don’t live in Belgium

1. PLF

You must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium, even if you’re vaccinated. The PLF must be completed:

  • by all people travelling to Belgium, except:
    • if they are staying for less than 48 hours in Belgium,
    • if they are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours;
  • Are you traveling to Belgium by plane or boat? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • Are you travelling by train or bus from a country outside the EU or Schengen area? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
  • If you have stayed in a very high-risk country for the past 14 days, you need to fill in the PLF at all times, regardless of the length of your stay.

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. This test must be negative. When you arrive 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.

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.