How to protect yourself against omicron? [8 pictograms]  Get booster vaccine. Restrict contacts. Wear a face mask. Ventilate indoor areas. Use self-tests. Keep your distance. Follow the rules on working from home. Follow quarantine and isolation rules.

How to stay safe while travelling abroad

1. Check the measures in your destination country

  • Each country may impose different measures on travellers. Make sure to inform yourself about the measures that apply in the country of your destination, but also in the countries through which you will be travelling. Before your departure, consult the website www.reopen-eu.be or the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs www.diplomatie.belgium.be, where you will find the latest travel advice per country.
  • Register your trip at TravellersOnline. That way, we will be able to assist you more quickly if you need any help while abroad.

2. Apply for your COVID certificates

If you are travelling abroad, you can apply for a COVID certificate. This is mandatory in many countries. There are three types of certificates:

  • 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 isolate.
  • 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 less than 36 hours old.

You can obtain your COVID certificate by:

At www.covidsafe.be, you can find more information, e.g. on how to apply for a paper vaccination certificate.

3. Request your PCR tests