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Travelling from and to other countries

I live in Belgium

Non-essential travel to other countries is forbidden to persons whose primary residence is located in Belgium.

What types of travel are regarded as essential?

  • Travel for professional reasons
  • Travel undertaken by diplomats, ministers, Heads of State and Government; travel undertaken by the staff of international organisations and institutions and by people invited by international organisations and institutions; travel undertaken by the staff of diplomatic and consular posts and by people invited by these posts; travel undertaken by members of the European Parliament when performing their duties
  • Travel for compelling family reasons
  • Travel for humanitarian reasons
  • Study-related travel
  • Travel that forms part of the everyday life of border municipalities and border regions
  • Travel to take care of animals
  • Travel in connection with legal obligations
  • Travel to have urgent repairs carried out in the context of vehicle safety
  • Travel in the context of moving house
  • Travel for transit purposes

What must I do?

If travelling for an essential reason, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. You must be in possession of a completed sworn statement. You must carry the sworn statement with you at all times.
  1. Did you stay abroad for more than 48 hours or are you returning to Belgium by air or boat, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area? Fill in the Passenger Locator Form at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium.
  • Based on the answers you give and the colour code of the country you are departing from, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.
    • Did you receive a text message? If so, you are a high-risk contact. You must quarantine. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a code for this by text message.
    • What if you didn’t receive a text message? You do not have to quarantine.
    • Did you complete the paper version of the Passenger Locator Form? If so, you will be contacted by phone.
  1. Are you travelling from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South America? You will need to quarantine for 10 days. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a text message.

  • Would you like further information about the measures and travel restrictions in other countries? Consult the travel advice.
  • Need to travel to another country for an essential reason? If so, register your trip at TravellersOnline. That way, we will be able to assist you more quickly if you need any help while you are out of the country.

I do not live in Belgium

This applies to persons having the nationality or the main residence in a country of the EU or the Schengen zone, as well as to persons having their main residence in a third country listed on this list.

Non-essential travel to Belgium is forbidden for persons whose primary residence is located in another country.

What types of travel are regarded as essential?

  • Travel for professional reasons
  • Travel undertaken by diplomats, ministers, Heads of State and Government; travel undertaken by the staff of international organisations and institutions and by people invited by international organisations and institutions; travel undertaken by the staff of diplomatic and consular posts and by people invited by these posts; travel undertaken by members of the European Parliament when performing their duties
  • Travel for compelling family reasons
  • Travel for humanitarian reasons
  • Study-related travel
  • Travel that forms part of the everyday life of border municipalities and border regions
  • Travel to take care of animals
  • Travel in connection with legal obligations
  • Travel to have urgent repairs carried out in the context of vehicle safety
  • Travel in the context of moving house
  • Travel for transit purposes

What must I do?

If travelling for an essential reason, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. You must have a negative PCR test that was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before your departure from a red zone to Belgium.
  1. You must be in possession of a completed sworn statement. You must carry the sworn statement with you at all times.
  1. Are you staying in Belgium for more than 48 hours or are you coming to Belgium by air or boat, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area? Fill in the Passenger Locator Form at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium.
  • Based on the answers you give and the colour code of the country you are departing from, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.
    • Did you receive a text message? If so, you are a high-risk contact. You must quarantine and get yourself tested on day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a code for this by text message.
    • What if you didn’t receive a text message? You do not have to quarantine.
    • Did you complete the paper version of the Passenger Locator Form? If so, you will be contacted by phone.
  1. Are you travelling from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South America? You will need to quarantine for 10 days. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a text message.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not a national of the EU, or of a country that is not part of the Schengen Area, and you live in a country that is not on this list, different rules apply for essential travel. Read more here.